South Africa

South Afrian artist Tracey Rose's searing performances raise tough questions around history and race

By Sean O'Toole

A visit to Liza Lou’s studio in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

By Gemma Sieff
Chimurenga, 'We're All Nigerian!', Volume 8, December, 2005. Courtesy Chimurenga

Is it time to eschew the word 'criticism'?

What early 20th Century painters omitted from their representation of South Africa

By Sean O'Toole
Jean Katambayi Mukendi, Migration, 2015. Courtesy: Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg

Is technology geographically neutral?

By Sean O'Toole
Heatherwick Studios,  architect’s rendering of  Zeitz MOCAA. Courtesy: Heatherwick Studios and V&A Waterfront.

Africa’s first mega-museum to open in Cape Town

By Sean O'Toole

Biography and timeliness in the work of Moshekwa Langa

By Sean O'Toole
Akona Kenqu, from the series ‘Society’, 2009–10, photograph. Courtesy: the artist and Market Photo Workshop

The philosopher Achille Mbembe once called Johannesburg the ‘elusive metropolis’.

Zanele Muholi, Thlalefo 'Zeal' Ntseane, Mafikeng, North West, 2011, photograph. Courtesy: the artist

The 55th Venice Biennale

By Sean O'Toole
Wopko Jensma, i must show you my clippings (1977)

The re-writing of art history in South Africa

By Sean O’Toole