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Disrupting the Narrative

  Matthew Krouse holds an hour-long conversation with Kudzanai Chiurai who launches a two-part exhibition — the first of which opens on August 31 at the Goodman Gallery in Johannesburg — accompanied by a new book of essays titled While the Harvest Rots, edited by Robert Muponde and Emma Laurence   According to the Goodman Gallery [...]

‘Exploit the Weak… Work! Consume! Die’: Power and Revolt in Comic Books

  lobal warming means that 2016 in on track to be the hottest year in recorded history. In March, figures released by Oxfam showed that the 62 richest people on Earth own as much as half of the world’s population. Elon Musk has plans to build a ‘direct democracy’ on Mars, when we barely have [...]

Photographing at the International Library of African Music

  n July 2015, I visited the International Library of African Music, or ILAM, in Grahamstown, South Africa for the first time. I had approached Diane Thram, ILAM’s director, in 2013 about a proposal to photograph their 78 rpm record collection. I was looking to expand on a project to visually document every South African [...]

Furthermore…

  Artist  Nolan Oswald Dennis’ show opened at the Goodman Gallery, Cape Town on April 14. Born in 1988 in Zambia, Dennis is part of that exciting new generation of South African artists born as apartheid was looking into its own abyss, contemplating its own mortality, which made the beast more vicious and more unpredictable. [...]