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Top Africa stories: Zim, Zambia, Burundi

2017-07-11 08:46

Zambian President Edgar Lungu has been accused of endangering the country's democracy, and Zimbabwe is considering legalising the production of cannabis for medical purposes to lure investors.

'F**k White People' artwork not hate speech, court rules

2017-07-05 14:30

The controversial "F**k White People" artwork displayed in the South African National Gallery is not hate speech, the Cape Town Magistrate's Court has ruled.

Imagining a richer art experience

2017-06-21 10:50

Google has developed tools that will enormously enhance the user’s experience of visual art.

Is that a flying Toyota Yaris? SA kids create awesome Dream Car Art

2017-05-11 08:09

Toyota SA has announced the winners of its Dream Car Art contest. Check out Sumayyah Yusuf Moosa's 'UniYaris', a flying magical car, and more great art by local children.

Cloud of controversy hangs over African art exhibition in Paris

2017-05-07 11:00

A major exhibition of African art in Paris, Art/Afrique at the Louis Vuitton Foundation, reframes SA’s social activism.

'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.

 

Alice Cooper finds precious Warhol work in storage

2017-07-26 13:21

After a long career shocking audiences, even Alice Cooper has surprises. The glam rocker has discovered an Andy Warhol work that had been rolled up in storage.

PICS: Exhibition in France promotes African photographers

2017-07-10 11:55

This year's La Gacilly photo festival in France has decided to celebrate the African culture through a variety of pictures taken by both renowned and amateur photographers.

The Essop brothers talk about art in a time of terrorism

2017-06-25 19:00

The Muslim community is at a crossroads and Garreth van Niekerk speaks to the Essop brothers about art in a time of terrorism.

Mysterious artist launches project to make streets safer for all women

2017-06-04 11:00

Like something out of a Marvel comic, a masked heroine took to the streets of Johannesburg to perform an arts protest that disrupted the frivolous atmosphere of this week’s First Thursday art events in Johannesburg.

Ensuring artists are compensated fairly

2017-05-09 10:08

Currently, artists in South Africa are only paid once – when their works are sold for the first time. Aspire Art Auctions is trying to address this issue.

SA artist William Kentridge wins top Spanish arts prize

2017-05-05 10:57

South African visual artist William Kentridge, best known for his animated films of shape-shifting charcoal drawings, has won Spain's top arts prize, the Princess of Asturias award.

'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

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