It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to a dear friend, colleague, mentor and teacher at the end of May. Andrew Lamprecht has taught at the Michaelis School of Fine Art since 1998 and as permanent staff since 2001. He has over the years taught Discourse of Art, Theory & Practice of Art, Visual and Art History and practical subjects such as performance art and photography.

Andrew has left an enormous mark on the school. His radical thinking in conceptual art and contemporary art more generally, informed the practice of a generation. Where Britain had the YBA’s of the 1980’s and 1990s, South Africa experienced a similar movement in the early 2000’s. Andrew was crucial in developing a different kind of thinking and practice at the school, one which was far more rooted in the global contemporary art scene than had ever been practiced at the school before.

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