There are many theories, opinions and practices when it comes to arts, culture and heritage. We encourage guests to share their views with us.
16 August 2012
Working on Quotidian life: the importance of small things “has helped me realise that my creativity as a photographer does not come from ideas in my mind alone. They are fuelled by the conviction in my heart that we are all in this together.”
31 January 2012
The Cold Choice: Operation Hunger: A photography exhibition at Iziko Slave Lodge by Struan Robertson focusing on the plight of rural people during apartheid.
13 June 2011
Resistance, atrocity, commodification, leisure: Ali Khangela Hlongwane critiques the sculpture of Hector Pieterson, Antoinette Sithole and Mbuyisa Makhubu at Maponya Mall.
13 May 2011
A gifted artist and teacher, Alan Crump was fearless in his vision for art. In his own bold work and in inspiring his students, he kept art moving, writes Karel Nel in the catalogue for the artist's retrospective.
06 April 2011
The Vilakazi Street Oral History Exhibition is a small record of the day to day lives of ordinary Sowetans living on the famous street, using photographs and video recordings, says Sally Gaule.
11 March 2011
Exploring the history of the Federation of South African Trade Unions gives rise to nonracial nostalgia, writes Professor Philip Bonner. There are also lessons for recreating a vigorous, substantial and healthy civil society.
11 February 2011
At opposite ends of a continent, South Africa and Egypt are united by the sweet wine we know as Hanepoot, an ancient grape also called Muscat of Alexandria, writes Vanya Vucinic.
03 January 2011
Following his philosophy of three-dimensional thinking, all South Africans – and by extension their cultural artefacts – had equal merit. This made John Gubbins the polar opposite of apartheid, writes Sara Byala.
09 December 2010
Working with three projects - Artist Proof Studio, Phumani Paper and the Paper Prayers HIV/Aids campaign – Kim Berman illustrates how the arts can be seen as a means of activism; for education and research; and for healing.
18 November 2010
Labelled an "avant-garde" gallery by progressive London critics when it opened in 1910, since 1994, the Johannesburg Art Gallery has turned its compass towards South Africa. Jillian Carman introduces a centenary book that sets out to explain the complexities which make up JAG in 2010.
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