The Work of Athi-Patra Ruga

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 28, 2014
'Athi-Patra Ruga is one of a handful of artists, working in South Africa today, who has adopted the tropes of myth as a contemporary response to the post-apartheid era. Ruga has always worked with creating alternative identities that sublimate marginalized experience into something strangely identifiable.'

Meleko Mokgosi "Pax Kaffraria" @ Honor Fraser, LA

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 22, 2014
For his debut solo exhibition at Honor Fraser Gallery, Meleko Mokgosi will present the final chapters of his three-year long history painting project Pax Kaffraria. The exhibition will also include a series of charcoal drawings of iconic breeds of southern African dogs and text-based paintings interrogating recent exhibitions of African Art and imagery of Africa.

The Work of Diane Victor

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 03, 2014
This morning we thought we'd take a look back at the work of Diane Victor, who was profiled in our 2008 African Art issue. Diane has established herself as a major figure in the South African and International art communities and is renowned for her expert printmaking and draughtsmanship...

"Die Vier Hoeke" by Mikhael Subotzky

Photography // Thursday, March 13, 2014
Mikhael Subotzky is a South African documentarian photographer. At a young age he was exposed to narrative and story telling via photography by his uncle, Gideon Mendel previously covered by Juxtapoz. 

video: Roger Ballen's "Asylum of the Birds"

Photography // Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Last week we received an email from Roger Ballen notifying us that his new video “Asylum of Birds” was close to being released and with it the South African artist said, “The video is almost ready; you will not forget it.” And after viewing it several times we agree, it’s unforgettable.

video: Roger Ballen's Asylum of the Birds (trailer)

Photography // Friday, February 21, 2014
To promote Roger Ballen’s upcoming book Asylum of the Birds being published by Thames & Hudson in April, this short video was created and it will certainly leave you in anticipation for its release. Ballen’s extensive and iconic photography work has spanned several decades, gaining a broader exposure globally in his collaboration with Die Antwoord music videos. 

Tahiti Pehrson "Connectivity" @ Salon91, Cape Town

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Tahiti Pehrson, who was featured in our November, 2013 issue and kicked off Juxtapoz Editions with a fantastic Zine, will be opening a new solo exhibition, "Connectivity," at Salon91 in Cape Town, South Africa on February 26th, 2014...

Os Gemeos for Nelson Mandela

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 11, 2013
As everyone surely knows by now, the world lost one of its most influential, iconic, and pwerful symbols of peace this past week with the passing of former South African president and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Nelson Mandela. We have seen a few art pieces in honor of Mandela, but in our world, Brazilian twins Os Gemeos recent post on their Instagram account is simple but strong tribute to the revolutionary. The piece was accompanied by a great quote... 

Pieter Hugo's "There's a Place in Hell for Me and My Friends"

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 23, 2013
This morning we take a look back at one of our favorite photographers, Pieter Hugo's series There's a Place in Hell for Me and My Friends, a series of close-up portraits of the artist and his friends, all of whom call South Africa home. Through a digital process of converting colour images to black and white while manipulating the colour channels, Hugo emphasizes the pigment (melanin) in his sitters' skins so they appear heavily marked by blemishes and sun damage.

The Art of Robin Rhode

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 22, 2013
South African artist Robin Rhode embraces a variety of media from photography to drawing, animation, performance and sculpture. Using simple, ephemeral devices, the Berlin-based artist often works in public spaces, using walls or just the street as his canvas. Rhodes transforms simple shapes into elements of narratives, interacting with only an imagined presence.
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