Local and International Stars of Animation Line Up for CTIAF 2018

From March 2 to 4, 2018 Animation SA, Cape Town will present the seventh Cape Town International Animation Festival (CTIAF) at the River Club in Observatory, Cape Town. With something for all ages, the festival presents the best of local and international films by award-winning animators, as well as provides a unique platform to engage with global industry leaders in a series of insightful workshops,......

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El Anatsui: Shimmering Mirage
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February 15, 2018

El Anatsui: Shimmering Mirage

El Anatsui is one of Africa’s most influential artists of his generation, and has been named by Britain’s The Independent as one of the fifty greatest cultural figures shaping the continent’s art. Originally from Ghana, but living in Nigeria since 1975, he emerged from the vibrant post-independence art movements of 1960’s and ‘70’s West Africa. In 2012, the sale at auction of his......

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Dan Halter: Patience Can Cook a Stone

From February 16 to March 30, 2018, WHATIFTHEWORLD will present Patience Can Cook a Stone, a solo exhibition of recent works by Zimbabwean artist Dan Halter. The title of the exhibition Patience Can Cook a Stone finds its source in a Fulfulde proverb (Munyal deefan hayre), which advises that even the most seemingly insurmountable problems can be overcome with patience and endurance.  This becomes a theme that the artist......

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The Unveiling of the Obama Portraits

The National Portrait Gallery has recently unveiled the official portraits of former United States president, Barack Obama and his wife Michelle. Part of the Smithsonian Institution, the National Portrait Gallery, owns the only readily accessible complete collection of presidential likenesses. However, recent commissioned additions to the collection have been so undistinguished that the tradition of installing a new portrait after a president has......

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Zander Blom: Paintings and Posters

From March 15 to May 5, 2018, Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town will present Paintings and Posters, an exhibition of recent work by South African artist Zander Blom. Over the past decade, Blom’s fascination with the development of abstraction in modern art has given rise to a range of strictly non-figurative experiments in painting. Traversing diverse techniques, textures and modes of composition, Blom’s imagery has......

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