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Breyten Breytenbach: The 81 Ways of Letting Go A Late Self

Stevenson is pleased to announce The 81 ways of letting go a late self, Breyten Breytenbach’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. The exhibition is the result of a conversation that started more than five years ago and has unfolded across Cape Town, where Breytenbach spends a few months each year, the Spanish countryside, his primary residence, and Paris, the city his wife calls home. It follows......

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To be Woke; The Millennial Concept of Awareness

In the information age, certain ills cannot be ignored, one of which is failing to grasp the humanity of people creating their own spaces outside the normative structure, that most often alienates them. Conservatives have succeeded in coining ‘political correctness’ as a liberal ploy to terrorise freedom of speech. Liberals, on the other hand, recommend that a culture deficient of world peace should......

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Oseloka Osadebe: Inner Light
Art, News |
October 16, 2018

Oseloka Osadebe: Inner Light

From October 20 till December 6, 2018, SMO Contemporary Art, Lagos will present Inner Light, an exhibition of old and recent work by leading contemporary artist and member of the famous Zaria Art Society Oseloka Osadebe. Early in his career, Oseloka Osadebe developed an interest in uli, the ancient form of Igbo body and wall painting. However, with increasing maturation as an artist, his work......

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LAOLU SENBANJO ON MOULDING HIS IDENTITY AND ARTFORM

Laolu Senbanjo is an acclaimed artist most popular for his style – Afromysterics, which he interprets as the mystery of the African thought pattern. His signature has been branded by Beyoncé and most recently Belvedere vodka. In this interview he discusses the importance of navigating spaces without ever losing sight of one’s identity and history. After leaving a career in law, he is......

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Colourism through the Lens of History Part 2: Not So Different

When it comes to matters of colour, it might be easy to look at the rest of the world and consider ourselves better off than many others. We didn’t, after all, have to deal directly with slavery or its aftermath. However, things aren’t so great at home. Nigeria tends to retain the racism it internalised during the colonial era, a self-directed prejudice that......

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Slimen El Kamel: Underskin
Art, News |
October 09, 2018

Slimen El Kamel: Underskin

Underskin, the latest exhibition by Tunisian artist Slimen El Kamel at Sulger-Buel Lovell visually and viscerally exposes the relationship between the cultural, political and personal. In exquisite detail, unique subtle marks – each an expression of his bodily movements – reflect a reality that El Kamel experiences daily. His paintings are produced by means of a painstaking pointillist technique and speak of the......

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Julie Mehretu: SEXTANT
Art, News |
October 08, 2018

Julie Mehretu: SEXTANT

Featuring large-scale paintings and etchings, SEXTANT highlights Julie Mehretu’s use of gestural abstraction as a conduit for evocative and charged emotion and intellectual enquiry. Glenn Ligon has described the artist’s work as ‘traversed by history grounded in urgent political and social questions while simultaneously troubling the limits of abstract painting.’ In these new paintings, which continue from the ‘Conjured Parts’ series begun in 2015, Mehretu......

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