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David Koloane receives Honorary Doctorate

Rhodes University in Grahamstown is to award artist David Koloane with an honorary doctorate in April. Koloane, who was born in Alexandra township in 1938, and who has been represented by the Goodman Gallery for many years, is a pioneer of South African anti- and post-apartheid art. His work pictures the haphazard life of the African street and communicates the socio-economic reality of the local landscape. He was a graduate of the late Bill Ainslie under whom he trained in the late 1970s, and is the subject of a monograph by renowned Ivorian writer Veronique Tadjo. Koloane has an award in his name given to emergent artists by Johannesburg’s Bag Factory gallery and studio space of which he is a founding member. In 2012 he received an honorary doctorate from Wits University in Johannesburg.

Various artists at the South African Pavilion at Venice Biennale

Works by David Koloane, Gerhard Marx, Maja Marx, Philip Miller, Sam Nhlengethwa, Sue Williamson & Nelisiwe Xaba are featured on the South African Pavilion at the 55th la Biennale di Venezia. Curated by Brenton Maart, the exhibition is titled Imaginary Fact: Contemporary South African Art and the Archive. The exhibition is presented by the National Arts Festival and funded by the Department of Arts & Culture. The 55th la Biennale di Venezia will take place from 1 June to 24 November 2013.

Press for David Koloane

David Koloane / Classic Feel / South Africa / August 2014

Pangaea: New Art from Africa and Latin America at the Saatchi Gallery by Lore Watterson (737.7 KB)

David Koloane / Mail & Guardian / May 2010

Koloane's City in Motion by Miles Keylock (2.3 MB)

South Africa's exhibition at the Venice Biennale / Mail & Guardian / Johannesburg / April 19-25 2013

An imperfect past and its impact on the present by Brent Meersman (306.3 KB)
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    David Koloane / Twenty Ten and Other Things

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    Advance/...Notice

    Open End: An Exhibition of Paintings

    The Marks We Make

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