Tag Archives: South Africa

Waiting To See What I Would Become

Waiting To See What I Would Become

Interviewed by Art 21 founder, Susan Sollins, South African artists William Kentridge discusses how his family history in politics and previous employment in the film industry influenced his animations.

The Issue Of Perspective

The Issue Of Perspective

Lerato Dumse is a journalist and director of Du Love Media. She focuses her reporting on political realities facing Black lesbians in South Africa. Dumse is a co-facilitator of the 2017–18 Photo XP, training fellow Black lesbians from various townships in writing and photography.

Patient Time Scripts: Revisiting the Work of Sokhaya Charles Nkosi

Patient Time Scripts: Revisiting the Work of Sokhaya Charles Nkosi

Same Mdluli details the significance of Sokhaya Charles Nkosi’s work, created in response to the conditions of his people during apartheid in South Africa.

The Tenth Day of Mourning

The Tenth Day of Mourning

Alinka Echeverría presents never-before-seen photographs from her recent visit to South Africa.

Access 100 Artists: Get Involved!

Access 100 Artists: Get Involved!

Art21’s Director of Education, Rosanna Flouty, sends out a call to action. Get involved with our latest initiative, Access 100 Artists, and host a screening!

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio |Storm Janse van Rensburg

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio |Storm Janse van Rensburg

  Storm Janse van Rensburg is a South African curator and Senior Curator of the Goodman Gallery group currently based in Cape Town (CT), South Africa.  Van Rensburg began his …

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio: Siemon Allen

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio: Siemon Allen

Siemon Allen is a South African artist who currently lives and works in the United States. He received his MFA from Natal Technikon (now Durban Institute of Technology) and was …

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | South African Photography and the Lingering Political Anxieties of Identity

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | South African Photography and the Lingering Political Anxieties of Identity

Last month, I had the privilege and pleasure of attending a symposium that served roughly as a capstone to one of my graduate courses. The symposium was coordinated in conjunction …

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio | Juozas Cernius

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio | Juozas Cernius

Juozas Cernius is a Canadian visual artist based in Toronto. He has received his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2004) and his BFA from Concordia …

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Art21 William Kentridge: Anything is Possible

Ink | Notes from a Transforming Democracy: South African Prints

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Art21 William Kentridge: Anything is Possible

Ink | Notes from a Transforming Democracy: South African Prints

As interest in William Kentridge’s work has grown over the past decade, so has interest in South African art as a whole.   Printmaking is a central component of the cultural …

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio: Jan-Henri Booyens

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio: Jan-Henri Booyens

Jan-Henri Booyens is a South African artist based in Pretoria, South Africa.  Jan holds a BFA in painting from the Durban Institute of Technology, in KwaZulu Natal. Since 2000, he …

Flash Points

Art21 William Kentridge: Anything is Possible

There’s No Place Like Home

Flash Points

Art21 William Kentridge: Anything is Possible

There’s No Place Like Home

On Johannesburg | “William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible” (2010) Preview | Art21 from Art21 on Vimeo. It is nearly impossible to talk about William Kentridge’s artistic practice without mentioning – …

Art21 Extended Play

Art21 William Kentridge: Anything is Possible

William Kentridge: Studio Manager Anne McIlleron

Art21 Extended Play

Art21 William Kentridge: Anything is Possible

William Kentridge: Studio Manager Anne McIlleron

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE In celebration of Art21’s new feature film William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible — which premiered nationally on October 21, 2010 …

Fall Previews: Trailer, Teasers, and Slideshows

Fall Previews: Trailer, Teasers, and Slideshows

William Kentridge in his studio, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2008. William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible, production still, 2010. © Art21, Inc. 2010. Fall preview season is upon us, so it’s time …

Announcing Our Latest Film: “William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible”

Announcing Our Latest Film: “William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible”

Art21 is proud to announce the forthcoming broadcast of our latest film, William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible, the first film produced by Art21 for national television broadcast outside of the …

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio: N. Bernard Viljoen and the Twilight Children

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio: N. Bernard Viljoen and the Twilight Children

N. Bernard Viljoen is a South African architect based in Johannesburg. He was raised on a farm in the Free State outside the quaint South African town, Parys. He graduated as …

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

7,000 t-shirts, 22 paintings, two awards, a powerful pair, and one big open studio in this week’s roundup: Mel Chin (Season 1) has been named a finalist of the first …

On Location: Inside Art Documentary Production

Art21 Extended Play

100th Exclusive & William Kentridge Exclusives, Carrie Mae Weems Uncut, the problem with talking, and screenings

On Location: Inside Art Documentary Production

Art21 Extended Play

100th Exclusive & William Kentridge Exclusives, Carrie Mae Weems Uncut, the problem with talking, and screenings

As usual, there’s a lot of production-related ground to cover I’d like to cover.  First, I really need to publicly acknowledge what’s hopefully no longer a private landmark, the release …