South African Art Now

For the first time in 11 years, Michael Stevenson’s annual exhibition and catalogue of South African art focus exclusively on the work of contemporary artists, in recognition of the increasingly high profile of the gallery’s artists. Among the works included are a huge shark-shaped drum by Samson Mudzunga, new mixed media works by Nicholas Hlobo, recent sculptures by Wim Botha, a large-scale wall painting by Conrad Botes, and Anton Kannemeyer’s Alphabet of Democracy.

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For the first time in 11 years, Michael Stevenson’s annual exhibition and catalogue of South African art focus exclusively on the work of contemporary artists, in recognition of the increasingly high profile of the gallery’s artists. Among the works included are a huge shark-shaped drum by Samson Mudzunga, new mixed media works by Nicholas Hlobo, recent sculptures by Wim Botha, a large-scale wall painting by Conrad Botes, and Anton Kannemeyer’s Alphabet of Democracy. Photographic works include previously unseen photographs of the Congo’s Mai Mai militia by Guy Tillim; Pieter Hugo’s portraits of boy scouts in Monrovia, Liberia; recent colour South African landscapes by David Goldblatt and new portraits by Zanele Muholi. Mustafa Maluka, Deborah Poynton and Tracy Payne all show new paintings.