Print of the Month | December 2019 | Zhi Zulu

It is well known that Zebras have stripes to confuse their predators. Zhi Zulu’s pink Zebra in her work Zebra Crossing, 2019 however, seems to have been confused by it’s own tactics having taken the city’s notion of a Zebra crossing a bit too literally and winding up perplexed by it’s inner city surroundings, munching […]

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Prints of the Month | November 2019 | Endale Desalegn

by Hagen Gersie There is no logo for capitalism. While communism is easily recognised by the infamous hammer and sickle, there is no one symbol standing in for capitalism. It easily could be a single-use plastic fork, though, if you think about it. Plastic cutlery is one of the top polluters of our oceans and […]

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David Krut Podcast | William Kentridge | The Thought Forest

Listening time | 20 minutesProduced and edited by Hagen Gersie, research and curation of text by Jacqueline Flint & hosted by Britt Lawton In this episode of the David Krut Podcast we are going to step outside and wander into the forest. A forest that is, populated with trees drawn and printed by William Kentridge. […]

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Print of the Month | October 2019 | William Kentridge

Text by Hagen Gersie In the German language there is a saying that, roughly translated, says: to dance on someone’s nose. It means that a person is doing whatever they want, disobeying any tasks and orders. In that spirit, the Print of the Month in October is Nose 15 by William Kentridge, a figure dressed […]

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The artist with a deep appreciation for art- Mr Avhashoni Mainganye

At a recent SA Cultural Observatory workshop in the Vhembe district in Sibasa, Limpopo, we came across the definition of an artist- Mr Avhashoni Mainganye. Currently based at the Vhembe Arts and Culture centre in Thohoyandou, the unassuming Mainganye is an accomplished painter, printmaker, sculptor, photographer, arts teacher and mentor with more than 30 years’ […]

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William Kentridge 27 Years of collaboration feature ‘West Coast Series: Skurfberg’, 2010

These works relate to drawings that Kentridge made as labels for rare wines made by the Sadie family from vines, planted in around 1900 on the Cape West Coast of South Africa. The collection is called the Ouwingerdreeks (Old Vine Series). During the tour of the vineyards the artist learned some viticultural skills – principles […]

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William Kentridge ’27 Years of collaboration’ feature: Universal Archive (Peonies), 2012

This work also forms part of the Universal Archive series of linocuts. The traditional still life image of flowers in a vase reverberates throughout Western art history, from the Impressionists to the present. This image recalls most specifically the 1882 painting by Edouard Manet of flowers in an oblong crystal vase. Flower-centric still life images function in […]

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Adejoke Tugbiyele, Woman Dignity, 2019

Tugbiyele is a talented, award-winning international visual artist, sculptor, filmmaker, writer, activist and Fulbright scholar. Born in Brooklyn but of Nigerian descent, Adejoke has a Masters in Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art.She has exhibited at The Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, The Brooklyn Museum, Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian […]

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New Editions by William Kentridge | 1975 Linocut Impressions & Triumphs and Laments Woodcut Text Pieces 2019

In the 27 years since their meeting in 1992, Kentridge has collaborated with David Krut on numerous print editions, which have brought together Master Printers at print workshops in various countries. Upon reflection on Kentridge’s substantial contribution to printmaking, the David Krut Workshop has revisited two linoleum plates that Kentridge carved in 1975, during his […]

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David Krut Podcast | Stephen Hobbs in conversation with Jacqueline Flint

EPISODE DESCRIPTION In this episode, artist Stephen Hobbs and writer Jacqueline Flint have a conversation about Stephen’s latest exhibition at David Krut Projects titled Body Parts (July – August 2019). The conversation took place at the David Krut Gallery – 142 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood, Johannesburg. The two talk about where Hobbs draws his inspiration […]

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David Krut Podcast | Artist Series E29 | Zhi Zulu & Zebra Crossing

Ever wondered how the animals who have been left out of the Big Five feel? This is the question that inspired Zhi Zulu’s latest work, ‘Zebra Crossing.’ In this episode, Britt Lawton from David Krut Projects spoke to illustrator, artist and graphic novelist Zhi Zulu about her latest artwork ‘Zebra Crossing’- the result of a […]

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João Renato Orecchia Zúñiga new editions 2019

João Renato Orecchia Zúñiga is a Peruvian Italian Brooklyn-born Johannesburg based artist, composer and maker of physical and virtual “things” that play with reality by deconstructing it, shifting expectations of standard uses or purposes of objects and processes. Orecchia began collaborating with Master Printer Jillian Ross in March 2018 with their shared enthusiasm to experiment […]

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INSTRUCTION Performances by João Orecchia

David Krut Projects was pleased to open Instruction on 14 May 2019 at 142A Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood, Johannesburg. Instruction was the first solo project by João Renato Orecchia Zúñiga; a visual exploration of a playful and intuitive working process with sound and music. Orecchia finds ways of charting sonic movements and translations onto paper, developing […]

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David Krut Podcast | Artist Series E28: Paul Senyol – Markers

In this episode, Britt Lawton from the David Krut Gallery sat down to speak to self-taught artist Paul Senyol the day of his opening for Markers – a solo showcase done in collaboration with Paul Senyol and his representing gallery Salon91, Cape Town. Paul Senyol is an abstract painter who reflects the details of everyday […]

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JOÃO RENATO ORECCHIA ZÚÑIGA Abroad

Orecchia is now travelling internationally to perform his compositions with The Blind Mass Orchestra during the Holland Festival 2019 in Amsterdam. William Kentridge and Faustin Linyekula are also taking part in the festival as associate artists. As an introduction, William Kentridge will be on stage with his lecture-performance Defence of the Less Good Idea, an ode to deviating from an […]

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Artist Series E27: João Orecchia: Instruction – Scores, Collaboration and Printmaking

Elize De Beer had an opportunity to chat to João Orecchia at our Arts on Main Workshop about his music and artistic practice ahead of his upcoming exhibition Instruction, opening 14 May 2019 – 142A Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood. João Orecchia is a Johannesburg based artist, composer and maker of physical and virtual “things” that […]

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Stephen Hobbs at Keyes Art and Design Emporium

PHOTO FOCUS for July’s Art & Design Saturday – 14th of July 2018 The July 14th edition of Art&Design Saturday recognises Mandela Month and the 100 year celebrations taking place across the country. Keyes Art Mile has curated a programme entitled PHOTO FOCUS, paying homage to the critical role that documentary photography played in informing the international community […]

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Purnaa Deb Drawing Technique

‘A Tale of Quests’ is the first solo exhibition by Indian-born, Johannesburg based artist Purnaa Deb hosted at David Krut Bookstore Gallery. The exhibition features a body of mixed media artworks by the artist who shares her personal narratives about womanhood, tradition and relocating from India to South Africa. Purnaa demonstrated her traditional drawing technique […]

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