Zanele Muholi

Can we come from a place of empathy and sustained conversation, rather than immediately reach for the critique?

By Skye Arundhati Thomas

Three inaugural exhibitions at Charleston attempt to negotiate a century of social change and progressive values

By Skye Sherwin

Meanwhile ... UK cities barred from European Capital of Culture; Zanele Muholi awarded France’s Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters

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 explores the city’s burgeoning grassroots art

By Amie Soudien and Sean O'Toole

Cape Town

31 Aug
7 Oct

To celebrate frieze’s quarter century, the editors choose 25 key artworks: one for each year of the magazine’s existence

A report from the 47th edition of the annual photography festival

By Simon Bowcock
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’.


What is the legacy of and possibility for art and protest now?