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Shield and Spear enjoys LA premiere

The controversial documentary Shield and Spear shows at the Billy Wilder Theatre in the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles on September 16. The recent work about “identity, art, race, and freedom of expression in South Africa, twenty years into democracy” is directed by Peter Ringbom and features artists Brett Murray, The Brother Moves On and Goodman Gallery senior curator Neil Dundas. Forthcoming screenings will take place at the Films From the South festival in Oslo (September 5) and the One World Arts festival in Ottawa (September 11).
Shield and Spear enjoys LA premiere

Various Artists At Standard Bank Gallery

From Sitting to Selfie: 300 years of South African Portraits at Standard Bank Gallery in Johannesburg maps the long tradition of portraiture and its changing use and function in society. The exhibition, which opened to the public 25 June 2014, features work by Candice Breitz, Willem Boshoff, Hasan & Husain Essop, David Goldblatt, Haroon Gunn-Salie, Robert Hodgins, William Kentridge, Brett Murray, Walter Oltmann, Mikhael Subotzky, Minnette Vári and Diane Victor amongst others. From 19th century oil paintings to 21st century video installations, the exhibition raises many interesting questions about how and why people make portraits of themselves and others, and how the reasons for this have changed over time. The exhibition runs until 6 September 2014.

Brett Murray and Thomas Mulcaire at Wavescape

Brett Murray and Thomas Mulcaire are participating in the the annual Wavescape Festival in Cape Town, which runs from 1 December 2011.

Mulcaire’s recent film Afrika – made in collaboration with Ricardo de Oliveira – will feauture on the Wavescape Film Festival. Brett Murray has contributed an artwork on a surfboard to be auctioned by funnyman Mark Sampson at the Field Office on Thursday 8 December.

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Press for Brett Murray

Brett Murray / Art In America / United States / 6 May 2012

Liza Essers, Gallery Owner, on the show that scandalized South Africa by Steven Dubin (303.4 KB)

Brett Murray / Business Day / South Africa / 24 May 2012

Chris Thurman: As in Hamlet, Zuma betrays himself in his moral outrage by Chris Thurman (58.8 KB)

Brett Murray / City Press / Johannesburg / 9 December 2012

Diddy buys A Brett Murray by Charl Blignaut (291.5 KB)

Brett Murray / City Press / South Africa / 12 - 13 May 2012

White Noise by Charl Blignaut (3.8 MB)

Brett Murray / Los Angeles Times / Los Angeles, CA / 30 May 2012

South African President Zuma, gallery settle case over painting by Robyn Dixon (127.2 KB)

Brett Murray / Mail & Guardian / Johannesburg / 12 October 2012

Appeal Tribunal Shreds Classification of 'The Spear' by Phillip De Wet (94.5 KB)

Brett Murray / Maill & Guardian / Johannesburg / 1 June 2012

The Film and Publications Board has overstepped the mark by Phillip De Wet (279.2 KB)

Brett Murray / The Guardian / UK / 11 October 2012

Censors repeal 'over 16' rating for Jacob Zuma penis painting by David Smith (83.6 KB)

Brett Murray / The Guardian / UK / 29 May 2012

Jacob Zuma Painting The Spear still exposed to view despite ANC rally by David Smith (92.2 KB)

Brett Murray / Wall Street Journal / New York City / 11 June 2012

The Naked Truth About Art In South Africa by Todd Pitock (75.3 KB)
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