At the beginning of June 2018 David Krut Projects Cape Town's staff, Elize de Beer and Gabrielle van der Merwe went to Stanford in the Western Cape to visit the David Krut Projects supported NPO Standford Creative Works.
In this podcast, Elize de Beer is in conversation with the Creative Works founder Regina Broenner about how the community project and NPO started and what it aims to achieve through Occupational Theory. De Beer is also in conversation with Howard Krut, the owner of African Horse Company who is also trying to make a difference in the community by collaborating with Creative Works.
As a supporter of this important NPO David Krut Projects also produced a small publication, Movement Breaks in the Classroom. The 32-page booklet offers a series of interactive movement-based activities that can be used in both the classroom and at home to maximize the development of faculties of children by stimulating the body, the senses and the mind. The book is available at all our bookstores and online.
In anticipation of the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup, David Krut Projects takes you down memory lane to the 2010 FIFA World Cup which took place in South Africa.
A successful and well planned event that saw the art industry contributing immensely with a publication of 17 limited edition FIFA posters, which were officially distributed by David Krut Publishing during the World Cup.
The poster collection comprised of 17 South African and international artists celebrating and paying homage to the ‘beautiful game’. The posters are still available at our David Krut Publishing Stores and galleries in Johannesburg.
In this episode David Krut speaks about how it all came about.
Chapters: 00:00 --Introduction
00:22 --How we became involved
00:37 --The process & selection of artists
01:12 --The idea of having football connected to art
02:01 --On the artists involved
03:41 --The posters themselves
04:22 --The new world cup coming up
For more information about the artists and the posters they created visit our website: www.davidkrut.com
In This episode Elize de Beer is in conversation with Daudi Karungi, artist, owner and curator of the Afriart Gallery in Kampala, Uganda and director of the Kampala Art Biennale.
Daudi tells us all about his journey in the arts and the inspiration and ideals for the Kampala Art Biennale.
Check out the Kampala Art Biennale facebook page and website at: http://kampalabiennale.org/
For more information on AfriArt Gallery follow this link: http://afriartgallery.org/
01:00- Where did the passion for art come from.
06:20- The Kampala Art Biennale, filling the gap, transferring knowledge
15:00- Working with Simon Njami
20:50- Master artists and apprentices
24:40- What will be showcased.
26:18- The big goal.
Edited by Gabrielle van der Merwe
In this Episode Elize de beer chats with Ugandan architect Doreen Adengo about her architecture firm, Ugandan architecture and future projects.
00:49- Becoming an architect
01:40- Studies and experience
02:19- Role models and insperation
02:59- The aim behind her business
04:07- Medical mobile camp
07:40- Architectural History of Kampala
09:19- Dream Project
11:20- Architects misunderstood
13:45- Collaboration with other creatives
16:25- Current projects
Check out Adengo's website for more information.
In this episode, Nadia Myburgh is in conversation with Zinhle Zulu; a freelance, award-winning contemporary illustrator and founder of Zuluvisual. Zinhle makes work that eludes to the investigation of her Zulu culture. She has a clear vision of what impact she wants to make through her art; which not only entices others to discover the richness of their traditional cultures but also aims to impact the education sector by integrating her illustrations with literacy in South Africa.
00:35 - Who is Zhi Zulu?
02:00 – “Content Communication and Deadline!” The creative process of the Illustrator
05:45 – The origin story: “Illustration is my life man!”
08:35 – Zhi's words of wisdom: Advice for aspiring Illustrators
10:00 – Using illustration to preserve culture and tradition, as well as an educational tool
13:20 – Zhi’s style: “I struggle a lot with colour scheme”
15:30 - Zulu Tradition: “It’s evolving.”
18:20 – “Nandipha: Protector of the Zulu Kingdom”
21:20 – Representation matters: “I want to make up for the lack..”
24:10 – South African Illustration: “The future is bright!”
27:30 – Upcoming Zhi_Zulu Workshop! What to expect.
Follow Zhi Zulu on instragram @ZHI_ZULU or visit herwebsite to find out more about her exciting career www.zhizulu.com
In This episode Elize de Beer is in conversation with John Bauer on his life philosophies, his thoughts on where the world is going and how that drives his creativity
“John Bauer is one of those individuals for whom ceramics is a mere vehicle for the kaleidoscope of ideas he exhales everyday.” - Kalk Bay Modern Gallery
00:45- How did his ceramic journey begin
06:00- on experimentation and the conquering of the ego.
07:40- Mentors and role models
14:00- How does he approach his creativity
16:30- Found Objects
20:00- Learning and quality of life
29:00- The emotional dictionary
36:30- Adapting to am A.I world
An Epic poem written and read by Justin Fox and published in the Stanzas anthologies.
Travel writer, novelist and photographer based in Cape Town, South Africa. He is a former editor at large of Getaway travel magazine and editor of Getaway International magazine.
Elize de Beer and Lorenzo Nassimbeni talk about his latest ventures in art since moving to Cape Town from Johannesburg.
The current body of work that Nassimbeni is making is in preparation for his upcoming solo exhibition at David Krut Proejcts in Johannesburg, in October.
In this podcast he talks about the process behind this new body of work and what is to come.
In this Session, Mthabisi Sithole talks to Indian-born Purnaa Deb about home, nostalgia, identity and reaching beyond the exotic membrane found in her work.
Exploring printmaking in collaboration with homegrown Indian processes, Deb investigates and reconciles those instances that drive one's walk into self with a surprising nuance and tenderness.
"A Tale Of Quests" is Purnaa Deb's first solo showing since first arriving in South Africa back in 2015. The show opens 3 May 2018 at 151 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood; 18H00.
Lebo Thoka is in conversation with Kholeka Shange - Phd candidate and History of Art facilitator - on her body of work, "It Is Well: An Ode To Karabo."
Part 1 focuses on Lebo's process and conceptual development. This series represents Thoka’s first venture into fine art photography. The young photographer has created the body of work as a means to mediate dialogue and action.
Part 2 spoke about Black Feminism, accountability and the Christian Tropes in Lebo's images.
In part 3 of this conversation, Kholeka Shange delves into a deeper understanding of Black feminism in an African context and Lebo Thoka interrogates the kind of feminism one identifies with. The series hosts self-portraits wherein the artist pays tribute to South African women who have been subjected to femicidal violence. The series of 9 images were created in the wake of a media storm around the murder of 22 year-old Karabo Mokoena by Sandile Mantsoe, her former partner against whom she had previously laid assault charges. Thoka observed media engagement with the tragedy as an instance where pain and loss become marketable variables for click bait; as opposed to moments in which public resolutions are made and action is taken."It Is Well: An Ode To Karabo" is Thoka's contribution to addressing what she considers a plague to civil society.
For more information visit http://davidkrutprojects.com/artists/46765/lebo-thoka
David Krut Projects is an alternative arts institution dedicated to encouraging an awareness of and careers in the arts and related literature and media, and to promoting contemporary culture in a dynamic, collaborative environment. In Johannesburg, we have exhibition project spaces and an adjacent bookstore located at 151 Jan Smuts Avenue; Arts on Main, the major arts hub adjacent to downtown Johannesburg; and the Montebello Design Centre in Newlands, Cape Town.
David Krut Print Workshop (DKW), based at Arts on Main, produces fine art editions with William Kentridge, Diane Victor, Deborah Bell and a number of other South African and international artists.
David Krut’s art activities started in London in the early 1980’s when he published an edition by British artist Joe Tilson. He has since curated exhibitions of contemporary works on paper in various international locations. In 1992 he became active in South Africa, publishing the editions of William Kentridge.
In 2002 he established David Krut Print Workshop, a collaborative intaglio and monotype studio, in Johannesburg. In New York, print collaborations are undertaken with Director and Master Printer Phil Sanders of Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop.
David Krut Publishing was established in 1997 when Krut produced the first major publication on William Kentridge in CD-ROM format. Since then he has published many art books, including a series of 15 TAXI Art Books, the first-ever series of monographs on contemporary South African artists.
DKP‘s Podcasts is a series of episodes from our various artists about their practice and processes, along with gallery and DKW walkabouts and talks.
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