Tag Archives: Cape Town

The Day of the Jekyll

To resolve the situation at the University of Cape Town that was sparked by the statue of Cecil John Rhodes, I believe we must demand the reinstatement of former vice chancellor, Dr Max Price. On his installation in 2008, Price called for an Afropolitan university, encompassing the globe without short-changing the continent. Six years later, in […]

Fight the Power

  Last week The Con bought you a part of  our ongoing interview with the Tokolos Stencil Collective. We have also reported on their interventions, firstly at the Brundyn+ Gallery and secondly at Michael Elion’s Nelson Mandela Ray-Ban sunglasses. Here is our full email interview, which we conducted with the Tokolos Stencil Crew over the […]

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 […]