Sean O'Toole

What use is art when there is no water? Sean O’Toole, Hou Hanru and Barbara Casavecchia on responding to the challenges that this year brings

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Portia Zvavahera, Kuzvarwa Patsva (Rebirth), 2017, oil-based printing ink and oil bar on canvas, 170 x 99cm. Courtesy: Stevenson, Cape Town, South Africa

Stevenson, Cape Town, South Africa

Gallery 1957, Accra, Ghana

Harbour view of the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, 2017. Courtesy: Heatherwick Studio, London; photograph: Iwan Baan

With a host of new private museums opening in Cape Town, Sean O’Toole considers the impact on the local arts scene while Amie Soudien

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Installation view of ‘International Congress of African Culture’, 1962, a pan-African exhibition at the Rhodes National Gallery, Salisbury, Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), which set a precedent for ‘Magiciens de la terre’, the Pompidou Centre, Paris, 1989. Courtesy: National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare

The context and legacy of Jean-Hubert Martin’s contentious 1989 exhibition, ‘Magiciens de la terre’

Curator Raphael Gygax brings together eleven artists from eight countries for this year’s Frieze Projects

Ângela Ferreira, Sites and Services, 1991-1992. Courtesy: Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg

Johannesburg Art Gallery, South Africa

Goodman Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

A remarkable Beauford Delaney show to black women artists collective iQhiya: a few small reasons to whisper hallelujah

The controversy surrounding the current exhibition at the Iziko South African National Gallery 

On the award-winning dancer and choreographer Faustin Linyekula, who is funding a water-treatment facility in the Congolese city of Kisangani

Sean O'Toole considers the activism finding its way into the city's art scene