'Human hen' artist condemned

2017-04-20 22:05

A French artist who hatched nine eggs after sitting on them for three weeks has been condemned by an animals rights group for depriving the chicks of a mother.

Sand artist sculpts a living on Port Elizabeth beaches

2017-04-15 07:30

Talented artist Siyabonga Duma is making a living by turning beach sand into sculptures.

'Fearless Girl' may stay on Wall Street

2017-03-26 18:37

The question facing New York City is whether the "Fearless Girl" statue should stand up to Wall Street's charging bull forever

City Press talks to South African artists Candice Breitz and Mohau Modisakeng

2017-03-19 06:02

Nationhood, xenophobia and global migration steer the work of Candice Breitz and Mohau Modisakeng,who spoke to Garreth van Niekerk about their upcoming exhibition at this year’s SA pavilion for the 57th Venice Biennale.

Mona Lisa's smile decoded: science says she's happy

2017-03-13 06:41

The subject of centuries of scrutiny and debate, Mona Lisa's famous smile is routinely described as ambiguous. But is it really that hard to read?

5 must-sees at the Live Art Festival

2017-02-05 06:01

The Institute for Creative Arts’ annual Live Art festival will be taking over Cape Town this February for the third time. Find out what you should see here:

Cape Party to lay charges against 'F**k White People' artist

2017-01-20 14:34

The Cape Party says it intends laying hate speech charges against artist Dean Hutton for a controversial artwork.

Art investment trends to watch in 2017

2016-12-27 22:01

There seem to be seven trends for art investors to watch next year.

Murder-accused artist Zwelethu Mthethwa's work at Iziko sparks heated debate

2016-12-02 13:09

The inclusion of the work of artist Zwelethu Mthethwa at the Iziko National Gallery has sparked outrage from the Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Taskforce. Mthethwa is on trial for the murder of a sex worker.


'It was like bleeding through my nails' - controversial artist about latest painting

2017-04-20 19:30

Artist Ayanda Mabulu has shocked again - this time depicting President Jacob Zuma raping former president Nelson Mandela.

Amazing international 3D artist to exhibit in SA!

2017-03-27 13:56

The artist behind the viral 3D pavement art is bringing it to Cape Town! Get all the deets here!

Global art sales fall to lowest point since financial crisis

2017-03-22 10:02

The global art market has contracted for the second straight year in 2016, falling to the lowest level since the financial crisis.

City Press chats to Zimbabwean artist Gerald Machona

2017-03-19 06:02

When celebrated young Zimbabwean artist Gerald Machona first arrived in South Africa in 2006 to study at the University of Cape Town, he felt at home. As he told City Press in a previous interview, “We had Afrikaans-speaking South Africans at my scho

How to grow SA's R90bn creative economy

2017-03-10 07:03

We need art both for its intrinsic value and for its market value, says Professor Jen Snowball.

William Kentridge's new non-profit art foundation is a game-changer

2017-02-19 06:01

William Kentridge and Roger Ballen – two of the SA art world’s biggest names – launched non-profit art foundations this month. Garreth van Niekerk speaks to some of the people involved.

Your January art roundup

2017-01-29 06:01

Lady Skollie, Jana Babez and Steven Cohen, City Press brings you a roundup of art to look out for in January.

Outrage over Our Lady exhibition

2017-01-15 09:23

An exhibition displaying work by a murder accused has attracted a huge outcry from the public – and other artists.

City Press' year in art

2016-12-18 06:01

2016 was an exciting year for local South African art and artists. City Press reviews some of its highlights.

Madonsela inspires massive mural

2016-11-30 11:27

Buntu Fihla is known in art circles for his striking works that are snapped up at home and abroad, but few people know of how in awe he is of former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela.

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