Archives for August 2014

August 20, 2014 - Comments Off on Skattie Celebrates in partnership with Art South Africa – Thursday, 18 September 2014 18:00

Skattie Celebrates in partnership with Art South Africa – Thursday, 18 September 2014 18:00

 

 

SKATTIE, WHAT ARE YOU WEARING? started as platform to share the ups and downs of South African fashion. It has since become a cultural powerhouse, featuring local art, design, fashion and events curated by Malibongwe Tyilo, Visi Magazine’s editor-at-Large. As avid supporters of emerging artists, Tyilo and trend forecaster and fashion blogger, Sandiso Ngubane combined forces to present the second instalment of their SKATTIE CELEBRATES event series, in association with Art South Africa magazine. Sponsors include Spier Wine, Bombay Sapphire Gin and BOS Ice Tea.

August 20, 2014 - Comments Off on Worldwide Reading in Support of Edward Snowden – Monday, 8 September 2014

Worldwide Reading in Support of Edward Snowden – Monday, 8 September 2014

Liberty and Recognition for Edward Snowden Worldwide reading

Liberty and Recognition for Edward Snowden Worldwide reading

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AVA Gallery, in association with the International Literature Festival Berlin, will host the Cape Town event of the Worldwide Reading in support of Edward Snowden. Readings will take place in cities across the planet, all on 8 September, and over 200 international authors have confirmed their support and participation. Readers for the Cape Town event will be announced in a forthcoming release – watch this space or join the Facebook event page: http://bit.ly/snowdenCT. A spokesperson from Right2Know will also be present to highlight the important work that the network is doing here in South Africa and the key issues we face with regards to censorship, surveillance, and the struggle to protect civil liberties and freedom of expression.

For more information about the Worldwide Reading, please visit http://www.worldwide-reading.com/ (and click ‘en’ for the English version), or contact the local event initiator, Alexandra Dodd: thisalexandradodd@gmail.com, or co-organiser Anne Taylor: at.brand@gmail.com.

August 20, 2014 - Comments Off on Zapiro – DemoCrazy – 29 SEPTEMBER – 30 OCTOBER 2014

Zapiro – DemoCrazy – 29 SEPTEMBER – 30 OCTOBER 2014

The Sowetan newspaper describes Zapiro (aka Jonathan Shapiro) as “The best political cartoonist in the country.” His most recent book Democrazy (published by Jacana) presents a survey of satirical graphics of the foibles of South African politics over the past twenty years. In it he traces the indelible legacies of decisive moments that define, and still continue to shape, the country. In the twenty years since the advent of democracy, he produced more than 4,500 cartoons for publication in Mail & Guardian, Sowetan, Sunday Times and Independent Newspapers. From those he selected the 450 works shown in Jacana’s Democrazy.

For his forthcoming ZAPIRO – DEMOCRAZY at the AVA Gallery, he honed this selection even further into an exhibition of 60 graphics that describe – with fearless determination and precise clarity – a South Africa that, he writes, “was crazier than anything my imagination could conjure up”. The hardest challenge of mastering this dangerous genre, he continues, “has been to find that element of humour essential for effective cartooning in such debilitating events.” During the course of his exhibition Zapiro will also take his work into the Cape Town public realm. Characters, situations and texts – printed larger-than-life and pasted outdoors – will create surprising new meanings. Discover them striding down hallways, animating shop windows, peering out from behind corners, commenting from the sides of a passing bus or the inside of a lift, and assuming the textures of the stone walls or concrete slabs that become their gallery.

View and download catalogue here : https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_dROh5okHvHLTk2alVadHhnZU0/view

Mandela: The Early Years - Sunday Times 1998

Mandela: The Early Years - Sunday Times 1998

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