» Zyma Amien’s solo exhibition at the Pretoria Art Museum, ‘Real’ lives and “Ordinary” objects: Partisan art-making strategies with garment workers of the Western Cape – Continuation… Read more “Intraparadox: Zyman Amien’s “Real” lives and “Ordinary” objects”
» On the 23 of May 2016 I sat down with Taiwo Ohu against the background of his exhibition at the Pretoria Art Museum at that time.… Read more “Intraparadox Interview With Taiwo Olugbemega Ohu”
Nelmarie du Preez won SASOL New Signatures Art Competition 2015 with the video installation To Shout. On 26 September 2016 I had the privilege of talking to her about her new work that was featured in her solo exhibition accompanying this year’s edition of the art competition. Our interview centered on the human-machine interrogation that pervades her work through her interaction with GUI (Her computer program performance partner) what is revealed on the surface is a preoccupation with what happens at the instance when we come into contact with technology. Du Preez argues that we partner with technology to achieve the required results although at times there is an error that occurs either on our part or on the part of the machine itself. The artist maintains that in this light it is important that we acknowledge that since we predate machines the error remains human in its latent form because machines cannot exist without humans.
The first draft of Intraparadox: Interview with Nelmarie du Preez which I conducted on 26 September 2016 is complete. It has been long overdue but I have… Read more “Diary log 5 November”
23 March 2016 [Mmutle Arthur Kgokong: Good morning Banele Khoza]/[Banele Khoza: Hello Mmutle, how are you?]/[Mmutle AK: I am very well thank you, uhm welcome to… Read more “Intraparadox: an interview with Banele Khoza”
I spoke to Ilandi Barkhuizen on the morning of 14 May ahead of a group exhibition that will feature her work at the St. Lorient Fashion and Art Gallery on 15 May 2016 until 4 June 2016.
Some time earlier this year I had a conversation with the founder of Refilwe Art Reach – Mme Nthabiseng Rachel Montshiwa. She has pioneered a visual art development program in the Free State.
Through a joint copyright of the present work we are able to bring you the full length interview both in textual form and audio.
Through other people’s experience there is always a lesson to be learnt.
This interview was commissioned by Refilwe Art Reach Project as part of an up coming planned publication of the work that Mme Nthabiseng Rachel Montshiwa is doing in the Free State.
On the occasion of Thato Seboko’s upcoming exhibition of which I asked to interview him about his new work I presupposed that he had retained that aspect of his art making preoccupation but that he would be advancing a new vehicle to deliver what is synonymous with his work. I was not proven otherwise when I had the chance to see the work at the opening at the Mellow House Factory on 16 April 2016. The canvas surface was acknowledged and the tint sepia effect that we spoke about in our interview prior to the exhibition opening was unmistakably visible. There were strong works in the exhibition which carried works that one felt more time would’ve done them justice. One left the exhibition space hopeful of the artistic journey that lies ahead of Seboko.
Tradition, absolutely I think that’s happening on a global level from what I can see when I look at the Venice Biennial – pieces that were there, I am excited by the fact that art moves and goes into new directions and I think it is great and South Africa, and so called African Art is huge in the world out there at the moment right now and it’s a great opportunity for us to go for it galleries are just waiting for good art to come out of Africa and it’ll be great if there was support in the South Africa of the arts, I don’t think, jeepers, enough is done around that theme. Artists needs support. I just feel that there is so much talent in South Africa and talent is not flipping race orientated you get born into it and I just [think] that hey the possibilities for studying art and entering competitions is all happening and we hear endless talk about job creation there is flipping job creation right there with people with their talents and artists start employing people to start helping them with their work’ Elizabeth Balcomb