Emergent SA artists selected for Venice Biennale

Business Day Live | Sue Blaine:


JUST as you have to do in Johannesburg, the South African artists who are to present their work at the Venice Biennale 2015 in May will have to “hustle”, says convenor Roelof van Wyk.


A still image from visual artist Sibs Shongwe-La Mer’s film Necktie Youth. Picture: Supplied

The artists — all performance or film artists — make up the Johannesburg Pavilion, a unit separate from the government-funded SA National Pavilion. Their attendance at the biennale, which extends from this month to November, is significant because the contemporary art exhibition is a major global event…


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