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A top African art gallery struggles to keep its footing

Gulf News South Africa:

At one of Africa’s premier art galleries, thieves have stolen roof copper to sell for scrap, the telephones and security cameras don’t work and half the exhibition space is closed and awaiting repairs. Yet for 21-year-old photographer Tshepiso Mazibuko, the chance to exhibit at the Johannesburg Art Gallery was a highlight of her young career. “It was like a moment of triumph,” said Mazibuko, who described herself as humbled to be following the path of prominent artists whose work has been displayed at the century-old gallery… Read more

Image: A worker cleans inside the Johannesburg Art Gallery in Joubert Park.

2018-10-23T19:37:54+00:00