Earlier this year Rise Art held a global competition to uncover exciting contemporary artists working around the world. The winner of the Global Artist of the Year title, South African artist Lebohang Kganye, moved the judges with her theatrical photography. Lebohang’s work, which incorporates sculpture and performance, explores the artist’s family history - and by extension, the history of South Africa.
Ellie Armstrong reviews Cape Town's Zeitz MOCAA, the largest contemporary art museum in Africa.
Q&A with Touria EL Glaoui, Founding Director of 1.54 Contemporary African Art Fair and Rise Art Prize judge for Africa & the Middle East. Plus 5 standout female South African artists who have entered the competition.
Rise Art Prize applicant Leila Fanner paints metaphysical pieces that capture her spiritual view of the African environs that surround her.
Q&A with Rise Art Prize judge, Neo Maditla. Neo is Editor in Chief of DesignIndaba.com, the leading design and creativity platform in South Africa. She is a seasoned writer with experience in print, TV and online.
It's been a busy fortnight at Rise Art, both for the team and our artists. Here's an update on what we've been up to and what's cracking lacking in the art world.
June has suddenly rolled around, and with it comes a host of exhilarating new exhibitions and events as well as exciting art world news. Tune in with the Rise Art Roundup.
A roundup of this week's events, our artists' activities and art world news.
From Documenta in Greece, to our latest artist open studios in Wimbledon, London, get the inside scoop on art world happenings in this month's roundup.
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