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Young dance artists on the challenges of their industry and using the digital space to your advantage

by: Lethabo Bogatsu - 24 March 2016

Young dance artists on the challenges of their industry and using the digital space to your advantage

It’s Friday night and Braamfontein is alive with energy the energy flowing from bars and clubs that are filled with young people ready to drink and dance away the stresses of the week. But on Juta Street, four floors up from all the noise, a different, quieter vibe has taken shape in the form of...

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5 fresh African illustrators you should follow

by: Lucille Dyosi - 10 March 2016

5 fresh African illustrators you should follow

Today’s most interesting illustrators are inspired by politics and pop culture, and driven by social media. Here are five of our favourites Misstpink The 29-year-old self-taught illustrator, Thami Zikalala (Misstpink) started designing and illustrating in 2014. What started as a hobby grew into work that now includes celebrity portraits of, among others, house DJ Black Coffee,...

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5 young artists who have us excited about politics

by: Dorothy Mhone - 2 October 2015

5 young artists who have us excited about politics

Art is a great way to express social and political issues. Remember the uproar caused by artist Brett Murray’s painting “The Spear”, which depicted President Jacob Zuma with his genitals exposed? City Press had to take that picture off the internet and the painting was defaced while it still hung in the gallery. But art does not have...

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Five young creatives you need to know right now

by: Fatima Mathivha - 3 July 2015

Five young creatives you need to know right now

Young people in South Africa are doing amazing things in the creative industry, whether it is in the form of world-class photography, music, events and everything in between – it’s clear that we have the talent. The LiveSA team has put together a list of five young people that we think you definitely need to...

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#SOMETHINGMUSTFALL

by: Fatima Mathivha - 1 June 2015

#SOMETHINGMUSTFALL

This past week, Assemblage, a non-profit artist facilitation organisation, presented an exhibition titled #SOMETHINGMUSTFALL at Kalashnikovv Gallery in Braamfontein. The exhibition marks the end of a year-long studio bursary of six artists – Vivien Kohler, Sandile Radebe, Minenkulu Ngoyi, Isaac Zavale, Khehla Chepape Makgato and Zwelethu Machepha. Inspired by the #RhodesMustFall movement – which was conceived...

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MOAD Vernissage.1: A new era

by: Fatima Mathivha - 30 April 2015

MOAD Vernissage.1: A new era

The first time I visited the Museum of African Design (MOAD) in the Maboneng Precinct was February 2014. The occasion was a Valentine’s Day warehouse-type party called Electric Kiss. It was as if the party was curated to mimic that scene in the series ‘Girls’ where the protagonist, Lena Dunham, and her friends attend a...

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Back To The City of dreams

by: Morwesi Ndlovu - 29 April 2015

Back To The City of dreams

If you weren’t at Back To The City (BTTC) this year, well, all I would like to say to you is – You missed out! If you’re a hip hop fanatic and happen to rap to almost all the hip hop songs ever made (like myself), you shouldn’t have missed this event. Hippies everywhere and...

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Young creatives showcase their art at the Imbadu Exhibition

by: Philela Singama - 12 March 2015

Young creatives showcase their art at the Imbadu Exhibition

Live SA attended the Imbadu Exhibition which took place between February 19 and 25 at the Guga S’Thebe Arts and Culture Centre in Langa, Cape Town. Imbadu Exhibition is an annual celebration of designs and creative collaboration which features young artists to showcase their artwork. The Live SA team captured some glimpses of the event...

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A Visual Narrative: #4

by: Tshepo Mosokotso - 14 October 2014

A Visual Narrative: #4

#4 is…  A collaborative visual narrative by Ruramai Rudo Musekiwa alongside four writers. The overarching theme in this introductory body of work is freedom, a relative concept but relevant in its subjective definition. Juxtaposed with inner conflict the four writers bring in an interesting dimension to this visual narrative by each writing a stanza of...

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Cons in Joburg

by: Bongani Mokhine - 10 June 2014

Cons in Joburg

CONS Project is a series of global community projects designed to inspire the next generation of creative spirits through music, art, style and skate. Following on from the success of similar initiatives in New York, Los Angeles and more recently Belgrade and Lisbon,  Converse Sub-Saharan Africa announced the launch of  CONS Project Joburg.  The event took  place...

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