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South African artist to honour 'lost men' of WW1

South African artist to honour ‘lost men’ of WW1

A haunting new work by South African artist Paul Emmanuel has been selected to be part of France's official state commemoration of the centenary of the First World War, which begins next year.

Independent film makes Venice cut

A vociferously independent young South African filmmaker has received a huge vote of confidence in his endeavours. Not only has Sibs Shongwe-La Mer spoken at TEDx Johannesburg, but one of his low-fi films has been selected for the Final Cut workshop at the 70th Venice International Film Festival.
Locally-made films get Oscar nod

Art infects the Mother City

If you’re in Cape Town, it would be a crime to miss Infecting The City, the week-long, free public art festival that offers some astounding and ground-breaking performances.
Local music festivals rock in SA

Africa’s turn to save the world

Hey Africa, send some warmth to freezing Norway. After Band Aid, Live Aid and all the spin offs comes Radi-Aid, with its video and a call for Africans to raise funds to send heaters to the frigid Scandinavian nation.
Trade, not aid, say youth

Town teams up for Mandela statue

The town of Worcester in the Western Cape is to become home to a new sculpture of South Africa’s former president Nelson Mandela. The sculpture, the world’s fifth of the anti-apartheid activist, will be unveiled just in time for his 94th birthday on 18 July.
Madiba's life captured in art

William Kentridge live in Johannesburg

William Kentridge live in Johannesburg

World-renowned artist William Kentridge, working with a handful of extraordinary artists, will display his remarkable and varied talents during a two-week programme at Johannesburg's Market Theatre as part of the city's 2011 Arts Alive International Festival.
Nandipha Mntambo: art beneath the hide

Nandipha Mntambo: art beneath the hide

Nandipha Mntambo, the 2011 Standard Bank Young Artist Award winner for visual art, is known for using cowhide as a canvas for exploring the creative process and challenging societal and cultural norms. Now she's taking her exploration further.
Bokani Dyer: tapping jazz energy

Bokani Dyer: tapping jazz energy

Jazz pianist Bokani Dyer, the 2011 Standard Bank Young Artist Award winner for Jazz, comes from a strong musical family and is building on his musical heritage with unique flair, inspired by "the energy behind the music".

Future of SA arts in good hands

For any South African feeling gloomy about the state of the nation, the plight of the continent, the receding world economy or any other anxiety-invoking subject, attending the annual Standard Bank Young Artist Awards ceremony should be prescribed as an antidote.

Future of South Africa’s arts in good hands

The annual Standard Bank Young Artist Awards ceremony, now in its 27th year, highlights the country's abundance of creative talent.
Kentridge gets 2010 Kyoto Prize

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