In a pioneering move lauded by most but criticised by some, wealth management firm Citadel has launched the first SA art price index.
Concerning the 2011 edition, after the selection of 5 candidates coming from South Africa, Cameroun and Nigeria, two of them succeeded in winning this competition. The winners are Victoria Samuel Udondian from Nigeria and Tamlyn Philippa Young From South Africa, Cape Town.
Assemblage is currently looking into the possibility of opening artists' studios in Johannesburg. If you are a visual artist based in Johannesburg please take a moment to complete our survey. It will only take a few minutes of your time and will help us greatly in determining whether opening studios would be viable.
Joseph Gaylard, the director of our Johannesburg office, recently visited Jakarta-based urban space collective Ruangrupa at the invitation of the Arts Collaboratory. Read his reflections on the experience below.
The National Arts Council of South Africa hereby invites all competent, suitably qualified and interested persons to serve as members. Advisory Panel members are required in the following art forms: theatre, dance, crafts, literature, music, multi-discipline and visual arts.
The Minister of Trade and Industries has created a Commission to investigate areas of concern regarding the collection and distribution of royalties by collecting societies. There will be a series of public hearings in all 9 provinces where people are able to make oral submission.
Dear readers, subscribers and fans: Over the last five and a half years I have had the joy and privilege of working closely with a multitude of wonderful people; colleagues, artists, designers, performers and writers of the highest calibre and most astounding and life-changing talent.