In honor of the fashion house’s fiftieth anniversary, Loris Azzaro offers an in-depth look at the life and legacy of French fashion icon Loris Azzaro. This illustrated retrospective reveals a designer who celebrated the female form with unabashed glamour,
Whether as performers or as spectators, more people enjoy dance today than ever before. Its extraordinary range extends from classical ballet and baroque court spectacles to avant-garde modern dance, tap, and ethnic dancing.
Debra Batzofin has been working in theatres since 1973 when she worked on the Ipi Tombi production. In the more than forty years since then she has worked on many of the most famous productions in South African theatre history.
This catalogue was published to accompany Berni Searle’s touring exhibition, Interlaced, at three European institutions – the Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem in the Netherlands, 46 Nord 6 Est Frac Lorraine in Metz, France, and the Cultuurcentrum Brugge in Belgium. Searle’s newly commissioned work of the same title, a site-specific response to the city of…
Berni Searle: Approach, is a multidimensional program with internationally celebrated South African artist, whose work in performance, photography, film and video installation address racial and gender inequities through the use of her body, personal histories and the construction of personal mythologies.
Catalogue for Standard bank Artist of the Year, Grahamstown Festival, 2003. “This essay explores the relationship between fantasy and reality in the visual narratives of Berni Searle, and the ways in which she uses the racialised and gendered concepts of both her body and the body politic to stage these narrative identities. The essay…
Between Dogs and Wolves is the culmination of over ten years work by the award-winning South African photographer Jodi Bieber. Beginning in 1994 after South Africa’s first democratic elections, the book focuses on a generation of young people growing up on the fringes of South African society. Bieber takes us into one of
“Past the waterhole at Musmar my spirits started fighting each other again. There were turmoils of the unknown, beautyversus the hideous, and the passion of going beyond. I closed my eyes and walked fifty paces. There was still nothing on the endless horizon. Then I sat down in the sand and drew a map of…
Contemporary South African literary journal carrying poetry, fiction, essays and graphics. 90% English, 10% southern African languages. Botsotso is a grouping of poets, writers and artists who wish to both create art as well as to generate the means for its public exposure and appreciation.
One of the most highly regarded and well known of all twentieth-century British artists, Stanley Spencer (1891-1959) is famous for two things. He immortalized the Berkshire village of Cookham, where he was born and spent most of his life. And he celebrated sex both on his canvases and through his unconventional understanding of relationships.
This work follows the transformation of Sir Giles Gilbert Scott’s brick power station, on Bankside, into the Tate Modern art gallery, by Swiss Architects Herzog & de Meuron. It presents a photographic account of every stage of the development and includes an interview with Jacques Herzog.
Photographs are used as documents, records and evidence every day in courtrooms and hospitals, on passports and driving licences. But how did photographs come to be established and accepted, what sort of agencies and institutions have the power to enforce this status and, more generally, what concept of photographic representation is entailed and what are its consequences?
AfrikaBurn is the most exciting interactive art spectacle on the continent – a suspension of reality, a blank canvas inviting a radical community to work, play and create at will. A cultural oasis emerges in the middle of a semi-desert landscape, pulsating with art, theme camps, costumes, music and performance. Its temporary citizens set aside their daily habits, cell phones and wallets to celebrate community, art, self-expression and self-reliance.