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noted.dialogues: The Podcast Episode 1 – Athi Patra Ruga

The Artist Athi Patra Ruga was born in East London in the Eastern Cape, and after years of living and working in Johannesburg and Cape Town, he has re-rooted himself in his home province. He spoke to us from the idyllic surroundings of Hogsback, a stone’s throw away from Alice, where one finds the famed…

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‘The grass is green’ subverts historical tropes

Businessman, investor, photographer and noted.man contributor, Mr Saki Zamxaka, opens his first solo exhibition at Constitution Hill this week. Entitled  “The Grass Is Green”, the photography collection is at once emphatic, subversive and hopeful, writes the photographer.  This week, my solo photography exhibition kicks off at Constitution Hill, in the historic Old Fort Ramparts. After months of…

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David Koloane | June 5, 1938 – June 30, 2019

The lauded artist Dr David Koloane died this week at the age of 81. As art collector, businessman and photographer, Mr Saki Zamxaka writes, the old master was the very embodiment of humanity.  One of the highest honours you can can bestow on another person in isiXhosa, is saying ebengumntu. In other words, that he or she was human.…

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The Maker #3 | Anikesh Ramani (MØDERNIST & WASTELAND)

After establishing a solid career in film production, Mr Anikesh Ramani used his love for good design as a segue into the next chapter in his life, as a purveyor of Danish and local mid-century furniture and collectibles. Soon, his two creations – MØDERNIST and WASTELAND – will come together under one roof. In his own…

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Ungovernable: Makgati Molebatsi

Ms. Makgati Molebatsi spent the better part of her career in Marketing, expertly riding a wave towards and executive position. After attaining this and sticking it out for a decade, she decided to turn her private passion for art into a business, and has become one of the most important voices in the South African…

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Appeasement, renewal and the ancestral realm

The photographer MS. THINA ZIBI took some time out to share with us the inspiration behind her solo show currently on display at the Agog Gallery in Johannesburg, exploring the ancestral realm, ritual and understanding. In her own words… Andindedwa is Xhosa term meaning I am not alone, and in this particular context it acknowledges…

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Ungovernable | Ayana V Jackson

Having opened “Intimate Justice in the Stolen Moment” – her latest exhibition at Gallery MOMO, Johannesburg – last week, Ms. Ayana V. Jackson, the American artist with global tentacles, shares some thoughts on her childhood, black womanhood, her work and more. In her own words, as told to MR SIPHIWE MPYE. I am a Black American…

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Challenging colonial futures

It seems like we blinked and Zimbabwean artist Mr Kudzanai Chiurai had transcended his status as one of the most urgent young artists on the continent, and become an established voice with a distinct narrative foothold on the post colony. That narrative will be extended at the end of August with the opening of his latest exhibition, ‘We stand in silence’.     …

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The Collector | Saki Zamxaka

Mr Saki Zamxaka is the CEO of Gauteng Growth and Development Agency (GGDA) – the agency tasked with promoting trade and investment into the province, as well as contributing to economic growth. He is also a lifelong photographer, a passionate champion of the arts and the owner of a covetable art collection. He recently shared his path in collecting,…

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The Collector | Sam Nhlengethwa

Our latest collector’s love affair with art and music has spanned decades, nurtured by tales of global discovery and finding meaning. Mr Sam Nhlengethwa – who recently participated in the second intimate conversation in the second The Art Talks series in association with noted.man. – shared some thoughts on a treasured piece in his collection. …

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