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Thanks for Nothing

This week Known Gallery presents Thanks for Nothing, an exhibition featuring new works by American artists Judith Supine and Alia Shawkat, and curated by Naheed Simjee.

One of my favourite contemporary US artists, Supine’s cigarette box works are reminiscent of the Surrealist movement’s “exquisite corpse” – and like the name elicit imagery like death, BDSM and other fetishisms.

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Things I have learned in my life so far

Keeping a diary supports personal development.” - Stefan Sagmeister

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ROA - PURE EVIL



Belgium street artist Roa has taken over London’s East End with his massive black-and-white murals of animals, hand-painted on walls of derelict buildings. Starting his work in the quaint cobbled streets of his hometown of Ghent in Belgium, his work now decorates buildings all over Europe and in New York. This year he held his solo debut exhibition at Pure Evil Gallery in London, including original works on A4 paper, locker doors and even street works in the area.

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PUBLIC PERCEPTION: JOHANNESBURG POSTER ART


Public Perception is a poster-art exhibition currently showing at Resolution Gallery in Parktown, Johannesburg by South African artist Andrew Robertson.

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CAPE TOWN EXHIBITION: KILMANY-JO LIVERSAGE



I recently spotted these massive portraits at the The Observatory Festival & Village of Arts Launch and was instantly struck by their street-meets-high art appeal - one which can become a little forced and tired, but in this case, for me, makes a really winning combination.

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CASAMENTO: DESIGNER FURNITURE STORE @ THE BISCUIT MILL


Casamento, makers of beautiful hand-crafted retro furniture, have closed their shop in Bree Street and reopened in the famous Cape Town Old Biscuit Mill. Yesterday 1 July 2010 at 18h30 saw the opening launch of the showroom…

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VERB TO LAUNCH ARTIST-SERIES RANGE AT CITY SLICKERS, CAPE TOWN



On Friday 16th April, the new artist-collaboration clothing and skateboard brand, Verb, will be launching its first range of artist-series skateboards and clothing to the public at the City Slickers Poster Art Show in Cape Town.

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DURBAN SEXPO 2008


Saying that the Sexpo had something for everyone would be a lie. Arriving on Saturday 9 Feb two hours after the show’s third day open at Durban’s ICC and just in time for the Oral Sex Workshop, there were already streams of people hurriedly exiting the building. Clearly those curious enough to come for a peek, but not comfortable enough to spend the day browsing amongst phallic objects in all shapes, colours, and sizes, or amidst semi-naked members of the country’s clearly thriving sex industry, and risk bumping into their bosses or neighbours or kinky grandparents.

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