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“Publishing Against the Grain”

ZEITZ MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART AFRICA, Cape Town

View of "Publishing Against the Grain," Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, Cape Town, 2017-18.
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Sean O Toole

One of my earliest writing gigs was for Casper, a short-lived little magazine founded in May 1998 by artists Luis Felipe Ortega, Daniel Guzmán, Gabriel Kuri, and Damián Ortega. I was vacationing in Mexico City and during a two-week stay with Kuri was co-opted into writing about Osaka’s noise music... continue reading
“the silences between”

GOODMAN GALLERY, Cape Town

View of "the silences between," Goodman Gallery, Cape Town, 2017.
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Sean O Toole

The flourishing of South Africa’s commercial galleries over the last two decades has coincided with the atrophying of infrastructure, collections, and curatorial programs at the country’s major public museums. State neglect, hobbled budgets, and poor leadership at the South African National Gallery in Cape Town, as well as important municipal... continue reading
Robin Rhode, Paradise (detail), 
2016.
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Sean O Toole

Berlin-based Robin Rhode’s third solo exhibition with Stevenson is an accomplished recapitulation of ideas and gestures that have featured in his mature practice since leaving South Africa in the mid-2000s. Rhode’s work is grounded in repetition, notably his Eadweard Muybridge-like photo animations, which here include Paradise (2016) and Inverted Cycle... continue reading
“Speaking Back”

GOODMAN GALLERY, Cape Town

View of "Speaking Back," Goodman Gallery, Cape Town, 2015.
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Morgan Quaintance

On a long drive into the city our tour guide, a “colored”(1) woman and self-confessed strict Old Testament observer, railed against recent student activism at the University of Cape Town: “They pulled down the statue of Cecil Rhodes and he did more for the black people than they have done... continue reading
View of Kemang Wa Lehulere, “To whom it may concern,” Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town, 2015.
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Nancy Dantas

If mourning is a working-through of past history, a process that, if effective, results in a letting go, then South African-born Kemang Wa Lehulere embodies the melancholic, the subject who refuses to release the lost object; a grieving subject whose pain knows no end. When considering the work of Kemang Wa... continue reading

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