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Why We Graffiti’d Madiba Ray-Bans

  The Con is busy conducting an email interview with the Tokolos Stencil Crew. Naturally as news broke on social media of their intervention at Michael Elion’s Madiba Ray Bans in Cape Town, our line of questioning turned to this latest action of theirs. Here is what they had to say. Our full interview will […]

One Eye Open: SA’s Art Watchdog

  No art is safe in South Africa, especially “myopic art” made by middle class white artists from Cape Town. First Brett Murray’s The Spear got its extra coats of black and red paint, and now Michael Elion’s controversial Nelson Mandela Ray Ban glasses have a new coat of paint courtesy of the renegade art […]

Sticking Art To Privilege

  Several Cape Town landmarks have been defaced in recent weeks. Here members of The Tokolos Stencil Collective explain why they have done this. Last week members of the Tokolos Stencil Collective emerged from the decades old cultural hub (but increasingly sanitised and gentrified) community of Bo-Kaap in Cape Town, carrying with us a portable […]