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Vol.1 No.4. Newsletter>Archived.02Sep2021<

~ Header image, Sello Letswalo. Nolo ‘a twist on darkness (2021). Mixed Media on steel.

R 2 500.00 ~

>Front Cover<


As we descent from the crest of winter


Spring is but a whiff away

There is a renewed zest

Albeit amidst an organic epitaph

Of human strive &


Eco in the distance shall our beauty


& firmness

Heaved propped against an unseen monster

While art survives us.

~ mmutle arthur kgokong, 2021

Front Cover Artwork,

Malwande Ngcingi.

Cotton Boy (2021).

Oil and acrylic paints on canvas. 81x123cm.

Value R 20 000.00.

Image used with courtesy of the artist.



New Modernism

An online group exhibition featuring works by

Liberty Battson | Palesa Motsomi | Senzeni Marasela | Janine Allen

Online until 28 August 2021

Senzeni Marasela, Untitled 1, 2020 (Image courtesy of the artist and edg2020 Gallery)

edg2020 showcases ​cutting-edge work of four important and exciting artists on the South African art scene. Liberty Battson has already established herself as an international artist and her work has travelled and been exported to many countries. Her modernist work brings joy and positivity to any environment, besides it being a major investment. Palesa Motsomi is an emerging artist whose work deals with modern African identity and holds much promise in terms of growing value. Senzeni Marasela has just completed a major solo at the Zeitz MOCAA and has obtained major international visibility. Janine Allen is an art academic held in high esteem producing progressive conceptual work.

Visit the online exhibition

For purchases and more information contact edg2020gallery@gmail.com.

August House // Capet Town Collab

24 July to 28 August 2021

12 August House artists and alum have taken over 5 galleries in the creative hub of Cape Town. Curator Carlyn Strydom, META Foundation Director Sara Hallatt and artist Vivien Kohler have conceptualised this project that sees Nel Gallery, Association for Visual Arts (AVA), Eclectica Contemporary, WORLDART gallery and Alliance Française hosting August House artists for a month in a series of exhibitions that are both independent and collective. Artists participating in this collaboration include some well-known artists such as Sam Nhlengethwa and Diane Victor, and some exciting emerging talents such as Thalente Khomo,Navel Seakamela and Nyakallo Maleke

You may peruse the press release HERE


In association with Gallery 2


A Cloud

A group exhibition/Curated by Musa N. Nxumalo

31 July – 28 August 2021

Mfundo Mthiyane. I am hating it (2021). Oil on canvas. [Source, Studio Nxumalo]

The exhibition looks into a cloud of ideas as explored by contemporary African artists currently living and working within South Africa in the midst of COVID-19 pandemic and the responses to the multifarious ideas it has sparked. Musa N. Nxumalo curated this exhibition with an intention to bring to the fore ideas explored by contemporary visual artists who are actively producing work during this complex moment of our lifetime.

You may peruse the press release HERE

learn more visit here>>[|_|]

Enquiry at Studio Nxumalo: info@studionxumalo.com

Enquiry at Gallery 2: info@gallery2.co.za

Pretoria Arts Association

Nieuw Muckleneuk

Rika Herbst & Christine Williams

07 – 28 August 2021

In this upcoming exhibition, Rika Herbst and Christine Williams responds to nature as a source of inspiration and the organic process of working with this medium.

For more info: visit here>>[|_|]  

Daimler Contemporary

Potsdamer Platz, Berlin.

31: Women

On until 26 August 2021

(Exhibition Concept after Marcel Duchamp, 1943)

Works from the Daimler Art Collection 1930—2020

31: Women takes its cue from two exhibitions curated by Marcel Duchamp at Peggy Guggenheim Art Gallery in New York in the 1940s: 31 Women (1943) and The Women (1945). The present exhibition is much more than that,

You may peruse >31: Women< invitation card HERE

learn more visit here>>[|_|]

Tina Skukan Gallery

Liekie Fouché: Journey Beyond

31 July – 25 August 2021

An exhibition of 60+ paintings that consists of South-African landscapes, cloudscapes and dreamscapes that focus on connections between heaven and earth, between worlds seen and unseen.
Liekie Fouché will present a WALKABOUT on Saturday 14 August 2021 at 10h00.

visit gallery site here>>[|_|]

Image, Liekie Fouché “Before the Storm”, 300 x 300mm, Mixed Media on Board

Javett Art Centre at the University of Pretoria

and the Tim Hetherington Trust collaborate to present the 2021/2022 Visionary Award

06 July – 16 August 2021 (subsequently extended to 31 August 2021)

The Javett Art Centre at the University of Pretoria (Javett-UP) and the Tim Hetherington Trust have announced the launch of the 2021/2022 Visionary Award. This version of the annual award takes on a Pan-African focus which is designed to discover, nurture and support talent working within the mediums of art and photography across the African continent. Initiated to commemorate the memory of the late British documentary photographer and filmmaker Tim Hetherington, the annual Visionary Award recognises and fosters innovative approaches to visual storytelling, by incubating visionary individuals and offering inspiration to others.

You may peruse the press release HERE

To learn more visit here>>[|_|]


What would you do if you were haunted by iconic artworks in western art history and you had the resources to steal them? A deed that could smother your malady. Ruben Brandt, Collector (2018) is an eye feast of that possibility turned real. A mind bender. It may even be more than you’d expect it to be. c’it4ur_self.

dEFRating: [5dEF’PointsOut/5]

Streamer: Netflix

Image source: Pinterest

You may explore August 2021 listing HERE

For this edition, a special thanks to @JavettUP via @edelman, @TinaSkukanGallery, @DaimlerContemporary, #edg2020, @NandiHilliard, @lizamoregallery, @nwugallery #StudioNxumalo for allowing your events to be flighted on Intraparadox. 

Final Refresh 20 August 2021 at 14:50

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