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ART TIMES
May’s Black and White Supplement
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in a timeless world of green grass, the brashly named Two Tarts café I’m drawn in from the get go by two white… stainless steel and plastic furniture.
crackling fires and roast chicken in Milpark and make my along moody colour images, both taken Soon enough though I find myself It’s a small gesture that captures a
dinners. Not unlike returning to the reddening autumn leaves of on 17th Street Fietas in the late in the thick of an eager throng spirit of pride and optimism against
mad Moscow after a retreat at your Jan Smuts to the art strip, where Seventies before the destruction of flamboyant seniors brought the odds – a human impulse
cousin’s dascha on the Volga (I’d temperatures are rising again with of its houses and shops under the together by art historian Mona that stands out against other
imagine), a measure of readjust- photographer Pieter Hugo and Group Areas Act. In the first image Berman and being guided through systematic imperatives implicit in
ment is necessary. painter Alfred Thoba at Warren one is struck by the humility and the works on show by the brilliantly the forms of so much of this city’s
Siebrits, Colbert Mashile at Krut unassuming scale of the early erudite Neil Dundas, the solid architecture.
Jozi can seem scary from a critical and Ricardo Fornoni, the youngest colonial architecture; the tin roofs, rock at the heart of the Goodman. Captured by Goldblatt’s lens the
distance. As you plummet back blood on the block, preparing for peeling pillars and faded stoep Dundas points out five early colour stark shadows of these hulks belie
into the heart of the beast along his latest show, Anima, at Resolu- paint highlighting the makeshift works, explaining that Goldblatt the crass capitalism and national-
her mainline concrete arteries cut- tion. qualities of the era in relation to the never exhibited his colour works ism that have prevailed through
ting through warehouses, factories, bald capitalist machismo that has in the past because of limitations the reigns of two power-hungry re-
outsize billboards and mouldering But being an unabashed Goldblatt informed the construction of some in printing techniques. However gimes. But the city’s magic shines
minedumps the temptation is to freak my first destination is the the concrete behemoths photo- with the advent of digital printing, through in small and poignant
do a quick U-turn and bolt for the Goodman Gallery. For who can re- graphed by Goldblatt in Sandton in he has been able to work with human gestures immortalised by
hills. But that would be the sissy’s sist a show entitled Joburg by this recent years. colour negatives from his archive Goldblatt, who has never failed to
option and committed Jozi fiends city’s most duly lauded lensman? to achieve the subtlety of hue on take the time to notice them. And
ART PIG know that this city’s magic lies way Perhaps the most crucial aspect The second image captures what which he has steadfastly refused that’s the paradoxical glory of this
deeper than her hardened graf- about this exhibition is the exten- was once the landmark Avalon to compromise. town really, the everyday human
fitied surfaces. siveness of its chronogical sweep, Cinema with its broken neon Two of the other five colour prints striving pitted against more com-
Alex Dobb offering the viewer an excruciat- sign and faded, peeling posters from the archive were composed plex overriding forces hell bent on
It’s only when you’re immersed ingly considered insider’s take on advertising double features… I am in 1977 and feature the makeshift relentlessly fashioning fresh profits
in the hum of the inner organism, the evolution of this metropolis and struck by the poignant particularity kitchen and dark bedroom of a from this rugged Highveld grit.
bound up in her networks and peo- its people through the latter half of the colours of this lost and fad- humble home in Soweto. There
Art is good for so many things, ple that you start to feel at home of the 20th century right up to this ing world and the fact the images is something painfully touching * David Goldblatt’s Joburg is on
like acclimatising to the frenetic again. So I start my first morning moment. we know from Goldblatt’s early about the plastic covers laid down show at the Goodman Gallery until
urban milieu after a long weekend back with a speedy espresso at oeuvre are usually in black and to protect and preserve the cheap 24 May.

Call those pictures portraits In-between plenty of nonsense ment for his 80th birthday and it is
- especially if executed by another pops up. alleged that his wife actually burnt
celebrity and under enough hyped the painting. (An oil study in prepa-
circumstances to lure the televi- Maybe the main problem is that ration only came to light years
sion cameras - and you have the artists, their sponsors and cura- later, testifying to Sutherland’s
basics in place for one of art tors under-estimate the power masterful honesty in his portrayal
history’s enduring themes. It just of portraiture. And they forget or of the frail old bull - who, even at
doesn’t let go. Portraits are man’s ignore that fact that power has that age, considered himself to be
best friend. to be negotiated, even struggled the hearty warrior.)
with.(That social glossy photo too
The art of portraiture slips in and is a visual statement that works How rare will it be today for an
out of the news - never without itself through not a minor editorial artwork to evoke such passion?
drawing the curious crowds process.) If only!
Alex Emsley - when, ever-so-often, another
gallery or institution tackles the The power of the permanent im- (The postcard-size painting of
THE ARTFUL theme. More recently, I-Art Gallery
held such an exhibition; some
age - for such is the subtext of por-
traiture - lies in many things. Vanity
Queen Elizabeth II by the most
famous British painter alive, Lucian
VIEWER years back AVA threw out an invi- is, of course, a prime motivator. Freud, in the NPG is certainly no
tation. In both cases, the results But there are other issues at stake flattering portrait. But a remark-
Melvyn were pretty mixed. in that power game. Money, fame, able statement about both the
status, cultural significance - and aging queen in her awkward tiara
Minnnaar The problem, it seems, is that it can work both ways, for both and the old master of the oil paint
the good-intentioned organis- sitter and portraitist. (The famous stroke.)
ers don’t always consider their National Portrait Gallery in London
The Good, the Bad, the actions thoroughly. The result is a is the temple accommodating Of course, the great and
half-satisfying mixed-bag. With all both praised and praise-painter. glamorous still believe that the
Ugly - Why Portraits Matter
due respect and appreciation of Being British, they’ve tuned the only permanent picture of their
such efforts, it’s an open question power game to the finest degree, countenance worthy to be hung
Most modern magazines have
whether the fine, challenging art of of course.) in boardrooms or such, should be Winston Churchill, (1941). By Yousef Karsh.
cotton on to the ancient truth that
portraiture - particularly in our era executed in oil on canvas (and
fascinated - and occupied - the
of multi-media, instant visual com- One of the most famous incidents framed in gild, of course). Some brilliantly used in a good artist’s obvious medium for portraiture,
classical masters of Greece and
munication and overhyped fame demonstrating the enormous how oil paint and canvas (and hand. seldom gets the nod, but masters
Rome as much as it does a con-
- have been well served in such power of portraiture, was the a gilded frame) are considered Incidentally, the photographer like David Goldblatt and young-
temporary like Lucian Freud: peo-
recent shows. destruction of a formally-com- requirements for proper commen- Yousef Karsh of Ottowa’s black- sters like Pieter Hugo have made
ple adore pictures of themselves
missioned portrait by the then dation. and-white photograph of Winston top-notch, engaging, lingering
and their mates, but pop-shots of
A picture of a person, done in esteemed British painter Graham Churchill, taken in1941, is one portraits.
celebrities bring out the crowds.
whatever medium, is not necessar- Sutherland of the grand old Sir Sam Taylor-Wood’s filmed portrait of the iconic images of the last In South Africa the ancient art of
Check the abundance of published
ily a portrait; and a ‘portrait’ is not Winston Churchill in 1954. The of David Beckham at the NPG and century. portraiture is an endeavour that
social and party photos in the
necessarily a punchy or relevant sitter hated the oil painting com- it will be crystal-clear that a mod- Photography, somehow the needs a serious rethink.
glossies.
piece of visual communication. missioned by the British parlia- ern medium like video can be

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Review of Muse 08 sloganeering, hagiography and dignity a skilled mortician might into personality. The artists
sham heroics. confer on a corpse. Emsley respond to the unique challenges
Portraits exhibition at elevates Kentridge into a repres- of portraiture in a heart-breakingly
iArt Gallery, Cape Town Alex Emsley’s Melvyn Minnaar sive public monument a la Mount superficial, simplistic and gimmicky
resonates a similar bogus gran- Rushmore, and this extreme fashion. Bradley Pritchard, Evelyn
A solemn, heavy-handed diosity. The Vasari of the Cape formality of approach precludes Rust, Richard Smith and Elizabeth
portentousness, unleavened by Times is glorified as a lofty sage, psychological insight. Gunter inter alia capture superficial Image from www.mikevangraan.co.za
nuance, irony, ambiguity or wit, still his disillusioned eyes gazing fear- likenesses, but their style remains
typifies much South African art. lessly into distance as his intellect purely illustrational in its adher- Playwright Mike van Graan appointed
This glum legacy of the struggle,
when issues were cut and dried,
works overtime beneath his noble Stagy attitudinising, rather than ence to appearances, rather than Executive Director of the Africa Centre
domed pate. first-hand observation, is the basis transformative imagination.
still informs the work of Reshada of Hardy Botha’s irreverent deline- AC Press release. sustainability of creative industries
Crouse, whose melodramatic What is it with these Emsleys? ation of Breyten Breytenbach as a Louis Jansen van Vuuren is the (Mike will be interviewed in the AT in Africa. The Arterial Network
portrait of Rian Malan looks like a Do hero-worship and heel-clicking starry-eyed idealist and rabble- worst offender. His Marilyn Martin on his return from overseas) was launched on Goiree Island,
bulletin from the front-line. Her run in their genes? Paul Emsley rouser in the clichéd tradition of is all pretty-pretty mannerism, Senegal in March last year.
turgid Passive Resistance too too adopts a slavishly adulatory 60’s T-shirts emblazoned with pom-poms, tassels and embroi- The Africa Centre is proud to
reveals her trapped in a time warp. approach in his William Kentridge, Fidel Castro or Che Guevara. dery, and the redoubtable lady is announce the appointment of Mike “There is potentially great synergy
Although the painting alludes to lovingly cataloguing every detail The great poet is juxtaposed with transmogrified into naught but a van Graan - arts administrator between the vision of the Africa
Delacroix’s Liberty Leading the of bushy eyebrow, crows feet and a blank speech bubble, but it is simpering Geisha welcoming us to and playwright - to the position of Centre and the work of the Arterial
People, its lurid bombast relates it distended pores in an official-look- not he who has nothing to say, it the Teahouse of the August Moon. Executive Director. Network, and I’m looking forward
to Cecil B. de Mille rather than the ing image based on the tried and is Botha. “The Africa Centre is a truly excit- to the Centre pursuing its objec-
grand tradition of history painting. trusted academic formulae of cen- Hanneke Benade’s heavily stage- ing project and I am honoured tives beyond the Limpopo, and to
tral focus, frontality, and symmetry, “Muse”, iArt’s show of portraiture managed Lien Botha – one of the to be part of it”, says Van Graan it being shaped and influenced by
Christiaan Diedericks heroicises, derived from previous artists from the Klein Karoo Nasionale better works - exemplifies this lack who has been recognized as one increasing contact with colleagues
nay, sanctifies, Elna Boesak as representations of ‘great men’. Kunstefees is dismayingly hick, of genuine involvement with the of the most influential people in in other parts of the continent,”
a dauntless La Passionaria in a provincial and arriere-garde. sitter. The painting is obviously the South African arts and culture said Van Graan. One of the major
drawing indistinguishable from Emsley certainly possesses Its most depressing feature is painted from a Polaroid sector. projects of the Africa Centre will be
an election poster. This is art draughtsmanly skill, and he invests however a fatal reluctance to truly The Africa Centre is a non- the creation of an on-line directory
reduced to its lowest common Kentridge with undeniable dignity, engage with the sitter, venture profit organisation that seeks to on African arts, culture and herit-
denominator, art as propaganda, but, sadly, it is the embalmed beyond appearances, and delve document, promote and celebrate age to facilitate greater networking
the arts, culture and heritage of and collaboration within the con-
the African continent. Its major tinent and between practitioners
projects since its inception in 2007 from Africa and elsewhere.

The have been the launch of the bien-
nale Spier Contemporary visual
arts exhibition, the Spier Poetry
Van Graan takes over the reins
of the Africa Centre from Tanner
South Exchange and the Spier Perform-
ing Arts Festival.
Methvin who has nurtured the
organization since its inception

African
For the last year, besides work- as a board member assigned this
ing as an independent theatre responsibility while the organiza-
producer, Van Graan has served tion searched for a suitable direc-

Art as the Secretariat for the Arterial
Network, an informal, dynamic
tor. Methvin will continue to play
an active role in the governance
network of individuals, institutions of the Africa Centre as a board
Times and funding partners working to
support the effectiveness and
member.

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M=million, BPS = British Pounds Sterling, International. Annual juried show. $25/3 $2.5K for artist, up to $17.5K for materi- tion@urbanscreens.net (subject: USM08 |N| Media: FI VI. Deadline: Jun 2 us/AOM99bh.
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All amounts in US Dollars unless other- hibit, Rosalux Gallery, 1011 Washington Ste 713,Toronto Ontario, CANADA M5R Media: PH CE MM PA FI/VI AU SC. an emphasis on those from South Asia, International. Festival, categories: The
wise specified. Ave S, Minneapolis MN 55415, USA. 2G2. 416-515-9658; fax -9655; info@ Deadline: May 24 Africa, East Asia, Middle East, Caribbean Arts, Bus. & Indus. Children. & Youth, Ed.
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Always download prospectus from web if http://xrl.us/AOM97bk. us/AOM88cL. theme: Freedom. $10/1, max 5 (CD, or VHS-NTSC), synopsis, bio, hi res still, Mental Health, Phys. Health, Relig., Sci.
available or send email or #10 SASE for DVD or email). Top 3 finalists in ea. etc. => Karin Hazé, Regent Park Film & Tech., Social Issues, War & Peace,
it or more information. |N| Media: Appropriate. Deadline: May |N| Media: PH. Deadline: May 15 category shown, all entrants shown on Festival, 415 Gerrard St 2nd Fl, Toronto, Interactive Online. $80 up, also student
4 |+| International. Publication of work showing line indefinitely. => Freedom, Altered Ontario, CANADA M5A 2H4. director@ categories, fees (DVD, ½” VHS), entry
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functional, well-designed 1) sidewalk HD series. No fee/1, (digital file only: jpg, well.” No fee, online only. Publication on http://xrl.us/AOM98ag. |N| Media: FI VI. Deadline: Jun 10 S High St rm 322,Columbus OH 43207,
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for bicycle parking inside commercial and at. HDTV, iPod Touch, History Channel city, possible other use in future but no |N| Media: 2D. Deadline: May 30 |+| including animations, narratives, chrisawards.org; http://xrl.us/AOM99ah.
residential buildings. No fee/1 (booklet swag. => Justin, World Famous Comics compensation ever. Jury: Brett O’Bourke, International. Publication in environmen- music videos, documentaries. $25-55/1
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slide show on CD), descriptive text, etc. Comics, USA. justin@wfcomics.com; Leyva, art& entertainment liaison, City of of art and environmental concerns (½” VHS NTSC or DVD, paperless International. Juried open show.
$5K honorarium for up to 10, then $10K http://xrl.us/AOM99cv. Miami Beach; Lydia Fenet, dir. of special (sometimes called “place-based” visual entries preferred). Pct. of sales, etc. Jury: 15BPS/10 (CD, sl or 5 min tape or
for winner, etc. Jury: David Byrne, musi- events, Christies Auction House; et al. art). No fee (sample lo res images, and/or industry professionals. => Jeff Siebert, DVD or VHS or audiotape of text where
cian, artist, cyclist; Patricia E. Harris, 1st |N| Media: PH. Deadline: May 5 => New Classic Nude Billboard Contest, URLS, brief narrative by email or by Toofy Film Fest 2007, Team Toofy Pro- appropriate), proposal if for public art.
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industrial designer; et al. => CityRacks, Spaces of the Image”: questions of Art & The Environment, Orlo, Box Ranch CO 80129, USA. jeff@toofy.com; Michal Kaczynski, Raster independent
USA. http://xrl.us/AOM99e. mechanisms and staging, perceived as |N| Media: SC etc. Deadline: May 15 10342,Portland OR 97296, USA. bear@ http://xrl.us/AOM99cm. art space, Warsaw. => Norwich Gallery,
essential keys to reading the different International. Juried show, esp. of chal- orlo.org; http://xrl.us/AOM99bv. EASTinternational 2009, Norwich School
Media: 2D x( PH CU). Deadline: Apr 30 photographic projects of recent years. No lenging and innovative work -- suspend- Media: All. Deadline: Jun 10 |+| of Art and Design, Francis House, 3-7
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atures (5x7” max incl. frame) in artist letter on how work relates to theme, movable to accommodate changing International. 6-mo. outdoor display of and proposals for 9th biennial, in Mar 09, UK. +44 (0)1603-756247; fax - 615728;
membership gallery. $25/12, $35/3-5, CV, etc. Jury: Gaëlle Morel. => Chuck space. $15/3, $5 add’l. max 5 (CD), appl. large scale sculptures in area heavily traf- esp. those identifying “marginal process- east@norwichgallery.co.uk; http://xrl.
$46 6-7. $1K+. Jury: Sharon Tietjen, Samuels, Theme 2009: The Spaces => Up: an exhibition of hovering hanging ficked by art collectors, others. No fee/2 es of thoughts, relations and acts arising us/AOM99br.
painter, CPSA. => Nancy Thompson, of the Image, Le Mois de la Photo à inflating or wheeled sculpture, Urban Inst (sl, photos, CDs, etc). $2.5K honoraium from art and its vicinities.” No fee/ (CD or
16th Annual Miniatures, Parklane Gallery, Montréal, 661, rue Rose-de-Lima, Local for Contemp Arts, 41 Sheldon Bl SE, for ea. of 18 pieces. => Richard L. DVD), 5-p. appl submitted electronically International. Showing narrative and
130 Park Ln, Kirkland WA 98033, USA. 203,Montréal Québec, CANADA H4C Grand Rapids MI 49503-4227, USA. Twedt, Pub. Arts Mgr., 2009/10 El Paseo but other material by air. Funding. => documentary features and shorts by 1)
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Gallery.com; http://xrl.us/AOM98bz. sion2009@moisdelaphoto.com; http://xrl. Highway 111, Palm Desert CA 92260, P.O. Box 19989, Sharjah, UNITED ARAB non-South Asians submitting projects
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Media: 2D. Deadline: Apr 30 International. Exhibition and sale of work desert.ca.us; http://xrl.us/AOM96bc. nial.org; http://xrl.us/AOM98ck (click on work w/ a unique voice/message made in
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occasional cartoons. No fee, submit ea. addl, max 10 total (CD-PC only), No fee, send by ground (not to exceed International. Showing work up to 60 Media: All xVI. Deadline: Jun 11 3 screener films, VHS or DVDs
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Carolina Quarterly, CB# 3520 Greenlaw Columbia College. => Ann Pallesen, Wisdom Project, a nonprofit program of No fee/1 (max), stills, posters if avail., online), statement. solo show, website
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(NTSC Format). Achievement awards, Media: All. Deadline: Open Box 55097,Montreal QC, CANADA. USA. 619-400-4706; fax -686-6434; sophisticated imaging and production financial assistance. => Adrianna
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Inc, 146 West 29th St #7R-3,NY NY (on line) or $60/300 for six months. => Media: All. Deadline: Open |+| Media: PU SC. Deadline: Sep 30 |+| etc., $100 studio fee if accepted. => us/o76AOM.
10001, USA. 212-594-3685; fax -8476; Wooloo Productions, Choriner Strasse International. Online exhibit of anti-war International. RFP for artist/artist team to Hank Rudolph, Residency Prog.,
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306 676 3097; contact@wooloo.org; or as wmv, mpg, avi or mov format, site specific, static or kinetic work that Lower Fairfield Rd, Newark Valley NY International. Stay and work on the
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626, Mechanicsburg PA 17055-0626, infroduction w/ concepts for exhibit, International. Seed funding for projects Interest #05-008. Jury: panel of artists, or natural disasters. No fee/10 (sl or USA. 800-821-6604; fax 301-220-2394;
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5AH, UK. +44 (0) 20 7839 8669; fax International. Showing all forms -3111; filmfund@makefilmsnotwar.org; lc Media: All. Deadline: Apr 30 house in unspoiled New England village fee/15, (sl, vid. or DVD), bio, statement;
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beauty and art and is so declared by 02143, USA. art@lumeneclipse.com; spaces connecting one concourse International. 4-6 wks. or less in sum- |N| Media: FI VI. Deadline: Jun 30
the observer) in your own surroundings. http://xrl.us/AOM97ar. to another. No fee/10 (CD), letter of Media: PR BA DI NM IN PH. Deadline: mer for women on farm w/ “wildflowers, International. On- and off-line festival
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photographs, jpgs, etc or 1 tape, vid. or com; http://xrl.us/AOM91e. tors and Bay Area cur. => Lauren Dav- logne, GERMANY. info@nmartproject.
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Collins CO 80521, USA. 970-416-2737; application@traditionalrealism.com; -5769; croldan@broward.org; http://xrl. stipend. Jury: panel of artists, curators, ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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Art in the Park, set to shine
Vuleka prize money doubled BASA awards enter 11th year
in Pietermaritzburg’s calendar
The spectre of autumn leaves and and Canada and his work is hung Calling all artists! With the prize also participate in an exhibition in Patrick Burnett category recognises efforts made
artistic endeavour is synonymous throughout the world. money doubled and a ticket to Bellville’s art.b Gallery from 3 to 24 in sponsoring South African art
with the Nashua-sponsored Art Paris for the overall winner, enter September 2008. The eleventh edition of the an- overseas and bringing interna-
in the Park, one of the landmark Fires in the evening will enhance now for the Vuleka Art Competition Artists may enter unlimited art- nual Business & Arts South Africa tional projects to South Africa.
events on Pietermaritzburg’s an- the unique Art in the Park ambi- Closing date for entries: Friday 22 works in any of three categories, (BASA) awards take place this The 2008 nominees are Mercedes
nual calendar. ence, as will an extensive pro- August 2008, 15:00 Exhibition of even all of them: month, with this year’s awards Benz for the annual Mercedes
gramme of music throughout the selected works opens Wednesday • Paintings in oil, water colour or characterised by a high quality of Benz Arts Award, Rand Merchant
The 46th edition, from May 28 exhibition. A nominal R10 entrance 3 September 2008, 18:30 for acrylic; • Three-dimensional works; entries and a better understanding Bank for The Magic Flute and
to June 1 at Alexandra Park, will fee will be charged with children 19:00 Calling all artists! With the ceramics included, and of how business can work with and Telkom SA Limited for The Lion
draw 55 artists, some of whom under 12 allowed in free. Parking prize money doubled and the op- • Works in any other medium, for the arts. King.
have been exhibiting for more than will be available in Kershaw Park portunity to fly to Paris in the offing including photography. That’s according to BASA CEO In the long-term development
a decade. However, the growing and is free and plentiful. for the overall winner, it seems to Apart from a winner in each of Nicola Danby, who believes category, nominations go to
popularity of Nashua Art in the be worth the while to enter your these categories, the best artwork that not only is business taking MTN for the MTN Art Collection
Park has meant the selection The O’Brien footbridge has been new work for the 2008 Vuleka Art overall will be selected. increasingly to supporting the arts, Project, Nando’s for Art in Nando’s
committee has had to turn away opened and visitors are urged to Competition. For the overall winner a cheque of but that art organisations are also restaurants, Pick ‘n Pay for The
68 artists to validate the standard please use this parking, which can Vuleka is the Xhosa word for R10 000 and a FREE return flight becoming increasingly aware of Zama Dance School in Gugu-
of entries, in 2008. be entered via Alan Paton Avenue ‘open’ and that means this ticket to Paris are waiting. The how they can can offer value to lethu, Spier Holdings for the Spier
(Durban Road). prestigious national art competi- visit to Paris offers the winner the businesses in terms of issues like Contemporary and Standard Bank
The 2007 exhibition featured tion is open to any artist (18 years opportunity to gain new inspiration marketing and profile. for the Standard Bank African Art
several mediums, including No pets will be allowed into the and older) who has not had a solo in the arts and broaden his/her Danby said the quality of entries Collection at the University of the
glassworks and sculptures. In exhibition, except guide dogs. exhibition in the past three years. horizons. was up on last year, although they Witwatersrand.
attendance was 2005’s top selling Prior arrangement must be made But only original works of art Prize money of R5 000 is at stake would like to see more entries The awards will be presented on
exhibitor, renowned watercolour with the organisers. The exhibi- completed during 2007/2008 for each category winner. from small businesses. 26 May at Johannesburg Park Sta-
artist Mat Louwrens, whose tion is open from 10 am to 8 pm may be entered. Vuleka is hosted The artists may offer their works The awards seek to recognize tion. The judging panel includes
pioneering sand art is proving Wednesday to Saturday, and annually by The Arts Association for sale. businesses that lift the profile of Darryl Accone, Gordon Cook,
increasingly popular. Mat has Sunday 9am to 4pm. of Bellville (art.b) in conjunction the arts through arts sponsorship. Andrew Human, Clive Grinaker,
exhibited at this venue since 1980 with the financial services group For entry forms/particulars inter- Some of the categories included Gianni Mariano, Sizakele Marut-
and his wife, Naomi, joined in Contact Pietermaritzburg Tour- Sanlam. It is aimed at encouraging ested parties are invited to contact are: International sponsorship; lulle, Ivan May, Welcome Msomi,
2002 as an exhibitor specialising ism on 033-3451348 or Karin creativity, innovation and adventur- Maxie Oosthuizen at 021 918 long term development; single Fiona Ramsay, Peter Vundla, and
in garden scenes and flower paint- Degenaar on 084 4607 708 for ous art from all cultures. Selected 2301 or maxie.oosthuizen@cape- project and youth sponsorship. Annie Williamson. -- WCN
ings. Mat has exhibited in the U.S. further information. artists from the competition will town.gov.za or at art.b Gallery. The international sponsorship

Launch: 2008 Sasol New Signatures Art Competition
1 April 2008, Johannesburg – Sas- the opening of the competition ex- tion, all works selected for the 3100. The workshops are pre- have not yet held a solo exhibition, nationwide for display at the
ol has launched the search for the hibition at the Pretoria Art Museum exhibition will be transported by sented by Franci Cronje who has apart from an exhibition being held prestigious Sasol New Signatures
2008 Sasol New Signatures Art on Wednesday, 20 August 2007. Sasol from regional collection been the chairperson of the Sasol for academic purposes. Artists exhibition at the Pretoria Art
Competition winner. The company, points at Bloemfontein, Cape New Signatures Art Competition are invited to submit one or two Museum. The exhibition opens on
in partnership with the Associa- “The New Signatures Art Competi- Town, Durban, Polokwane, Port since 2002 and who is a perma- art works at six venues across Wednesday 20 August 2008 and
tion of Arts Pretoria, is calling on tion is both the longest running Elizabeth and Stellenbosch to nent member of the selection and the country or via the Internet. closes on Sunday 21 September
all emerging South African artists and most prestigious competition Pretoria. judging committee. She has been Physical submissions will be 2008.
to unleash their creative talents for emerging artists in South an artist and photographer since accepted at the collection points
and enter the prestigious annual Africa. Over the years it has Workshops will be held nationally 1980 and has also worked as a tel- on Wednesday 2 July 2008 and More details and entry forms can
competition, now in its 19th year. made a significant contribution to assist artists in understand- evision film maker, producing and Thursday 3 July 2008 between be obtained from Nandi Hilliard
in promoting and exposing the ing the competition, the judging directing inserts for local television. 10:00 and 16:00. Internet entries (012 346 3100) and at www.
The competition carries total prize creative talent of new artists to the process and provide advice on She is currently studying towards may be submitted from 2 June artsassociationpta.co.za, or www.
money of R100 000, comprising South African public,” says Teresa conceptualisation, display and her PhD degree in Media Studies. 2008 to 3 July 2008 at www. sasolsignatures.co.za.
an overall first prize of R60 000, a Lizamore, art curator, Sasol. presentation of works. Attendance sasolsignatures.co.za.
runner-up award of R15 000 and is free of charge and to reserve The competition is open to up-
five merit awards of R5 000 each. To afford more emerging artists the a place, bookings can be made and-coming South African artists, Regional selection judges will
The winners will be announced at opportunity to enter the competi- through Nandi Hilliard on 012 346 aged 18 years and older, who select approximately 100 works

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Seeking A Hedge For Art
http://www2.nysun.com/arti- Richemont, and are buying put and dealers and so on, they can “rarities” and holds them for a year, Old Masters, etc. — on the basis indexes are only updated annually.
cle/60389 options on them (options to sell at be successful,” Mr. Edelman said, the Art Trading Fund is focused on of which they could do a true
a fixed price). The idea is that, if noting as an example a private the mid-market and keeps works hedge. The other problem, Mr. Moses
By KATE TAYLOR the art market falls, these stocks fund started in the early 1990s by only a few months. A significant said, is: “Are there going to be
s Staff Reporter of the Sun will fall, too, and the fund can turn the former managing partner at part of the latter’s business is in A few art market indexes already enough people who are interested
these options into cash. Goldman Sachs, Robert Mnuchin. the work of living artists, to whom exist. The best known is the Mei/ in trading this kind of index?”
The uncertainty roiling the financial But most funds can’t point to their the fund has a relationship like that Moses Fine Art Index — actually a Without enough investors, a
markets in recent weeks raises But the Art Trading Fund does not successes with rigorous account- of an exclusive dealer for an artist. group of indexes in the categories market in art futures would not be
questions about the market for fine give investors a real hedge, the ing — meaning realized gains Mr. Williams said the fund has 10 of Old Masters and 19th century, liquid. “There are probably a lot
art, which has risen dramatically corporate-raider-turned-art dealer minus unrealized losses — and artists on contract. It has the exclu- Impressionist and modern, post- of people who would want to take
in recent years — and may also Asher Edelman noted, since the they “have structured themselves sive right to buy their art; every six war and contemporary, and Ameri- a long position” — that is, betting
be ripe for a correction. But unlike art market and stock in companies to where I don’t think they’ll make months, the fund’s partners look at can before 1950 — developed by that the art market will go up, Mr.
holdings in other sectors, investors such as Sotheby’s aren’t perfectly any money,” Mr. Edelman said. He each artist’s production and buy as the economists Jianping Mei, of Moses said. “The more difficult
s have no way to hedge against a correlated. Sotheby’s stock could added that one of the largest cur- many pieces as they want. What NYU’s Stern School of Business, thing is figuring out who’s going
fall in the art market. No deriva- fall for reasons other than an art rently operating funds, the Fine Art they don’t want the artist can’t sell and Michael Moses. The Mei/Mo- to bet short,” he said, though he
tives market exists for works of art, market decline, like bad manage- Fund, has approached him several elsewhere. ses indexes, like the Case-Shiller noted that a person with a lot of art
unlike weather, or commodities, or, ment, high fees discouraging times about investing, but he has Home Price Indexes, which are might want to short the index, to
more recently, real estate prices. people from consigning, or, as chosen not to do so. “It’s a guarantee for them,” Mr. used for the housing derivatives protect against losses in case of a
happened earlier this month, a Williams said. “Twice a year, they market, are based on repeat trans- market fall.
The founders of a new art “hedge drop in the overall stock market. Like the Art Trading Fund, the have a liquidity event. They know actions — that is, on paintings, or
fund,” however, envision a day Fine Art Fund is managed out they’re going to be paid on time,” houses, that have sold more than The art market lags behind the
when investors in the art market In any case, the Art Trading Fund’s of London. But it is officially he said, adding: “Galleries usually once. But the Mei/Moses indexes stock market in its trends, so how
-may be able to buy Impression- strategy of shorting these stocks, registered in Delaware and regu- take a long time to pay them.” are based only on auction results, the panic over subprime mort-
ism futures, instead of an actual in addition to buying and selling lated by the U.S. Securities and not on the equal or larger number gages will affect the price of Monet
Monet. The Art Trading Fund, art, distinguishes it from numer- Exchange Commission, whereas Mr. Williams wouldn’t name the of private sales. Since dealers is yet to be seen. But anyone who
based in London, plans to develop ous other art funds, which since the Art Trading Fund is officially artists on contract, because the and collectors don’t disclose the can provide liquidity to a market
an art market index — like the the 1970s have formed with great registered offshore, in Guernsey, fund wants its transactions to be terms of private art sales, it will be that has none — whether by buy-
Dow or the S&P 500 — on the fanfare and subsequently dis- Channel Islands, and regulated by anonymous. But it’s safe to say extremely challenging to develop ing up downgraded mortgages or,
basis of which people could bet solved. To anyone used to thinking the Guernsey Financial Services they’re not artists you’ve heard a reliable index. Mr. Williams said potentially, by creating a market
on which direction the market will of art as something that people Commission. of. “We’re not looking for the next that he and his partners are hoping in art futures — stands to make
go, one of the founders said in an buy in order to enjoy looking at it Damien Hirst,” Mr. Williams said. to use the information from their a lot of money. “There’s always a
interview. in their homes, the mechanics of The Fine Art Fund usually buys “We’re not looking for risk. We look own transactions as well as those lot of profit supplying liquidity in
an art fund can be a bit jarring. one or two million dollars worth of at each artist as a mini-business. of other dealers in their network. a market that doesn’t have it and
“That’s a long-term strategy,” It is like a mutual fund, except art works every week and gener- We look at their track record for wants it,” Mr. Edelman said. “And
Justin Williams said. “We’re devel- that what it buys and sells is art ally holds them for a year before the last three years, and if they In an interview, Mr. Moses said given what’s going on in the world,
oping it with a big private institution instead of stocks. The investors selling, its chief executive, Philip have a following.” They currently he believes people will eventu- that’s probably where things are
and a couple of big players in the are not necessarily collectors or Hoffman, said. Some of the art the have 15 more artists lined up to ally be able to trade options or headed,” he added. “It’s the begin-
art market and an academic.” aesthetes, simply people who fund owns is rented out to inves- join, he added. futures based on an art market nings of a major liquidity squeeze.
want to diversify their investment tors, and sometimes pieces will be index. But one problem he noted We have had a world awash in
In the meantime, the managers of portfolio. loaned, free of charge, to museum In the meantime, Mr. Williams is how often such an index can be liquidity and in a matter of days,
the Art Trading Fund, which was exhibitions. But at any given time, said that he and his partners, updated to reflect current trends. that’s gone.”
profiled in this month’s Art+ Auc- Some people in the worlds of art 80% of the work is in a high-secu- Chris Carlson and Roy Petley, are The Case-Shiller Indexes are
tion, have identified stocks they and finance view such funds with rity warehouse in Switzerland. working to develop a reliable art updated monthly, but because of
believe have a high correlation to skepticism. “If they are run in an market index — or, perhaps, a set the smaller number of transac-
the art market, such as Sotheby’s entrepreneurial fashion without six While the Fine Art Fund buys of indexes for different segments tions in the art market than in the
and luxury goods companies like or seven layers of various advisers what Mr. Hoffman referred to as of the market, like Impressionists, real estate market, the Mei/Moses

A Brief History of the Hedge Fund Industry
http://www.vault.com/nr/news- ance during the bull market of hedge fund managers added a va- tional investors (pension funds and of neutralizing the effects of market higher returns (and potentially lose
main.jsp?nr_page=3&ch_ the mid-late 1960s. These hedge riety of trading strategies, including endowments) and from the number conditions. more) with borrowed funds.
id=261&article_id=23801470&cat_ fund managers were not actually the infamous global macro strategy of hedge fund managers entering
id=2853 “hedging” their positions at all; pursued by George Soros. Soros the industry. Between 1992 and Derivatives Typical hedge fund leverage
they were leveraged to the long traded in the currency markets by 2000 the institutional investor’s depends on the type of financial
In 1949 Alfred W. Jones estab- side of the portfolio (betting that buying and selling various curren- share of the overall hedge fund Derivatives that are used by instruments that the hedge fund
lished the first hedge fund-type the market would go up), which cies and most notably made over market increased 147 percent. hedge funds can take on many trades. Fixed income has lower
structure when he borrowed was particularly risky entering the $1 billion betting against the British forms, and the more complex risk levels so it is not uncommon to
funds (used leverage) to increase bear markets of the 70s (when the pound. Robertson employed mod- derivatives (interest rate swaps, have four or five times the value of
his long positions while adding markets declined). ern financial derivatives such as What Makes a Hedge Fund a foreign currency swaps, contract the fund borrowed. Equities have
a portfolio of short stocks in an futures and options, which didn’t Hedge Fund? for differences, total return swaps, a higher risk profile and therefore
investment fund with an incentive According to Alexander Ineichen in exist when Jones started his fund. etc.) are not covered in this book. typical leverage is one and a half
fee structure. Carol J. Loomis used his book Absolute Returns, these The main distinguishing charac- Discussed now are the most basic to two times the value of the fund.
the term “hedge fund” in her 1966 managers produced substantial The ability to use futures, op- teristics of hedge funds are the forms of derivatives: ‘put’ and “call’ However hedge funds are usually
Fortune magazine article where losses in 1969-70 and a major tions, swaps and other complex following: options on stocks: comprised of long and short posi-
she discussed the structure and in- bloodletting ensued in the 1973-74 derivatives led to an explosion in Hedge funds can “hedge” their tions, so a large market rise or fall
vestment strategy used by Jones. bear market. Ineichen’s book is the number of trading strategies. portfolio Short selling (going “short”) has little impact if their profitable
Jones had set up his pool of inves- one of the most recommended These strategies are not allowed Hedge funds use derivatives positions were equally balanced by
tors as a limited partnership and books for those interested in learn- to be employed in the mutual fund Hedge funds can short sell Short selling involves the selling their losing positions.
was, thus, able to avoid the report- ing in more depth about the hedge industry. Therefore, managers Hedge funds have the ability to of a security that the seller does
ing requirements to which mutual fund industry and its strategies. who felt that they could exploit the use leverage. not own. Short sellers believe that The simplest examples in eve-
funds were subjected. What drew The more experienced hedge fund markets using these tools had to These characteristics make hedge the stock price will fall and that ryday life of leverage are house
Fortune’s attention to Jones was managers survived the 1970s set up hedge funds. At the end of funds different from most other in- they will be able to repurchase the mortgages and car loans. The
that his fund significantly outper- bear market. But, unfortunately 1999, Tremont Partners estimated vestment funds, especially mutual stock at a lower price in the future. bank manager uses the house or
formed traditional investments. many other hedge fund manag- as many as 4,000 hedge funds ex- funds. To get a good understand- Thus, they will profit from selling the car as collateral for the loan
From 1960-1965 Jones’ invest- ers closed the doors. According isted, 2,600 of which were tracked ing of how a hedge fund manager the stock at a higher price, then from the bank. The bank manager
ments returned 325 percent while to Gabelli in 1984, when Sandra in its database. operates, it is very important to buy it in the future at a lower price. can then sell the house or the car if
the Fidelity mutual fund returned Manske formed Tremont Partners understand these concepts. The (The opposite of going “short” is you default on your loan. Similarly,
225 percent. During the 10-year and began researching the hedge Estimates show that there were four concepts are now defined in going “long,” when investors buy the hedge fund manager uses
period from 1955-1965 Jones’ fund fund industry, she was only able 300 hedge funds in existence in detail: stocks they believe will rise.) the financial instruments in his
returned 670 percent compared to identify 68 funds. It is hard to 1990. By 2000 that number had account as collateral for the funds
to the Dreyfuss fund, which only determine an exact figure for the increased to 3,000 and by 2003 Hedging Leverage they have borrowed from their
returned 358 percent. funds at this time due to the lack of there were reported to be over Hedging refers to the execution bank (prime broker). The primary
After the Fortune article, other marketing and public registration. 6,000 hedge funds. According of additional trades by the hedge Leverage measures the amount sources of leverage are financial
money managers found Jones’ in- Ineichen also states that the hedge to Hal Lux, the doubling of the fund manager in an attempt to of assets being borrowed for institutions and banks. If the hedge
vestment style both profitable and fund industry remained relatively number of hedge funds over the counterbalance any risk involved each investment dollar. Leverage fund manager cannot pay the loan
intriguing and, thus, a growth spurt small until the early 1990s, when past three years has been due to with the existing positions in the (borrowing additional funds) is back, the financial institution can
in the hedge fund industry began. the financial press once again the ability of hedge funds to out- portfolio. Hedging can be accom- utilized by hedge fund managers then sell the collateral (the finan-
In an attempt to copy Jones’ style highlighted the returns achieved perform traditional markets in the plished in many different ways, when they believe that the cost of cial instruments in the account) to
(and hopefully performance), many by hedge fund superstars George recent bear market and investors’ although the most basic technique the borrowed funds will be minimal pay back the loan.
money managers began selling Soros (Quantum Fund) and Julian increased interest in the advanced is to purchase a long position and compared to the returns of a
short securities without prior Robertson (Tiger Fund and its off- trading strategies that they employ. a secondary short position in a particular position. It can be a key
experience. Haphazard short sell- shore sister, Jaguar Fund). What The growth in the hedge fund similar security (See Gap exam- component to hedge fund man-
ing by new hedge fund managers differed about this new growth of industry also stems from increased ple). This is used to offset price agement since it gives the hedge
adversely affected their perform- hedge fund managers was that the interest in the industry from institu- fluctuations and is an effective way fund managers the ability to have
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Artists participating include Joshua HIS SPECIAL SKILLS. Tel 086 111 2473 www.tlafoundry.
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and sculpture, Claudette Barnes, Eugene has had many sell-out
jewelry making, mosaic and many Price: 2-6 weeks, 2000-4800 Euro Canterbury Framers and Gallery
Artists looking for work ex ad agency exec, painting and exhibitions and decided to become
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more crafts. If you are a school Name: Marc Servin, Director
Vic Breach, photography. Also on a full time artist in 1981. He has
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