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Robot Artists

:Township art by Zimbabwean artists in South Africa

The African Cartel is the platform for showcasing and selling the work of these artists, as well as for telling their stories.

You can buy artworks and get to know more about each artist in the collective by visiting their African Cartel Website. You can also keep up with them on Facebook or Twitter.

Stack on TED TALKS

Street Etiquette

Sartorial Sounds integrates both music and style, two elements embedded in every culture past and present. We think it’s important to remember that everyone is an artist in their own right. And it’s the life experiences we encounter that provoke what we splash on our own blank canvas. We assembled seven individuals to partake in this editorial. The finished product incorporates their individual talents such as spoken word, rapping, singing and tap.

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Kudzanai Chiurai

A new exhibition titled Impressions from South Africa, 1965 to Now at the Museum of Modern Art in New York features the work of Goodman Gallery artists Kudzanai Chiurai, William Kentridge and Sue Williamson.

During the oppressive years of apartheid rule in South Africa, not all artists had access to the same opportunities. But far from quashing creativity and political spirit, these limited options gave rise to a host of alternatives—including studios, print workshops, art centers, schools, publications, and theaters open to all races; underground poster workshops and collectives; and commercial galleries that supported the work of black artists—that made the art world a progressive environment for social change. Printmaking, with its flexible formats, portability, relative affordability, and collaborative environment, was a catalyst in the exchange of ideas and the articulation of political resistance.

MOST BEAUTIFUL OBJECT AND MOST CREATIVE STAND AT DI2011

There are probably as many descriptions of beauty as there are people on Earth. Thus understanding that beauty transcends definition, Design Indaba’s Most Beautiful Object in South Africa (MBOISA), presented by Mini, is not about labelling beauty, but instead about asking “What is beautiful to you?”

 

Printed fashion

Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen is introducing rapid prototyping to the catwalk, and her marriage of high-tech production methods with the old art of couture is getting fashionistas very excited.