Chris Soal / art&culture / 2 days ago

Emerging voices at the Joburg Fringe 2017

Simnikiwe Buhlungu

There is a long history of artists going against the status quo. Of seeking out avenues beyond what was institutionalised and what was accep...

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Chris Soal / art&culture / 3 weeks ago

Dusty roads and ocean waves, Moshekwa Langa’s ‘Fugitive’

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As a fine arts student trying to get some insight into what contemporary South African art might be (let’s not open that can of worms though...

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Chris Soal / art&culture / 1 month ago

The New Parthenon

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Group exhibitions very often provide platforms for interpretation of art within a broader conversation. Whilst solo exhibitions situate an a...

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Chris Soal / art&culture / 1 month ago

Surface – there’s more than meets the eye

Michael Smith

The art one tends to encounter in alleyways generally consists of graffiti and street art, with the small possibility of some sort of urban-...

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Chris Soal / art&culture / 2 months ago

Hasan and Husain Essop – Refuge

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Being 21st century visual artists is a challenge enough on its own! But add trying to tag “ambassador for your faith” on to that ...

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Chris Soal / art&culture / 2 months ago

Danger Gevaar Ingozi – A safe space for printing

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Signs saying 'Danger Gevaar Ingozi' may be plastered everywhere in South Africa, warning people away from potential harm, but as the name of...

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Chris Soal / art&culture / 3 months ago

Blue Lies, White Truths and Grey Areas

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Flashing lights and flickering TV screens. Smells of fried eggs, alcohol and fishfloated around the silver-wrapped gallery space. The exhibi...

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Chris Soal / art&culture / 4 months ago

Rodell Warner / Animating the everyday

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Trinidad and Tobago-born artist Rodell Warner situates his work in the space between digital and phys...

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Chris Soal / art&culture / 4 months ago

Blurring the lines between the public and the private, the global and the local

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  The cultural construction of the “public” and the sayable in turn creates zones of privatised, inadmissible memory and experie...

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Chris Soal / art&culture / 4 months ago

Intimate encounters and treasured tales

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Walking into Gallery MOMO for the opening of their new show, Exceeding Return by artist ...

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Chris Soal / art&culture / 4 months ago

Making a name within the frame

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I once came across a quote by Steven Fry that read, “a true thing, poorly expressed, is a lie.” These words seemed to tumble around in the b...

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