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Gymnasts, judging and justice

Gymnasts, judging and justice

The stretch of yellow is what catches my eye. Like a boomerang in mid-air. Or a pair of wings. I stop typing the address into the WeTransfer email bar and look at the image next to it. It’s a painting of a gymnast in a custard-coloured leotard with her arms...
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On: Vhils

On: Vhils

Portuguese street artist Vhils speaks to Helen Herimbi about graffiti, globalisation and giving nature credit I can't take my eyes off his nails. Short with dissimilar black arches. Vhils is a man who works with his hands. For a few days, at Hennessy’s invite, the Portuguese street artist who creates...
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On: Osborne Macharia

On: Osborne Macharia

Osborne Macharia, who is born and bred in Nairobi, is a source of envy. Not just because the Kenyan photographer has just exhibited his show, Black To The Future, in Dubai. Not just because he’s still in bed in Vancouver - where he’s visiting family - when we chat on...
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On: Makgati Molebatsi

On: Makgati Molebatsi

The fifth annual Turbine Art Fair (TAF) returns to the Turbine Hall this week. It will feature walkabouts by the likes of Refilwe Nkomo and Lawrence Lemaoana, and an exhibition of Pierneef from the collection of Anton Taljaard, which is sponsored by Strauss & Co and Artinsure. Artinsure is also...
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