Rhett Martyn introduces his project ‘1:10 Modernist Plunder: The New Constructivists’ as the culmination of an 8-month long research project.
Listen to Rhetts ideas and concepts surrounding this showcase as explained in the walkabout that took place on the 7th of July 2018.
00:42 – How the exhibition came about
04:30 – The story of João Mangual
08:30 – why fabricate a story around the exhibition
13:25 – About the prints
17:15 – Johannesburg architecture influence
18:40 – planning in sketchbooks
20:20 – geometrical motifs
21:40 – The New Constructivists
27:45 – Some Johannesburg Art History
31:25 – What’s next?
In this episode, printer Chad Cordiero from the David Krut Workshop (DKW) chats to artist Rhett Martyn over his printing process and experience at DKW. This episode was recorded in our busy printmaking workshop where there is a constant buzz of creativity and artistic labour. The David Krut Workshop at Arts on Main in the Maboneng Precinct, Johannesburg is the centre of David Krut Project’s (DKP) artistic collaborations. The workshop has been involved in exciting print collaborations with artists since 2002.
“In 2015, I was invited by the David Krut Workshop to collaborate on this series of prints. My intention was to produce architecture and landscape inspired works, showing off clean lines in desolate landscapes with Zen-like precision. With a dry point drawing needle and copper plate in hand, I set off thinking that my task would be completed promptly, however, the subsequent days of drawing and printing resulted in an epic journey taken on the surface of the plate. This series of prints unveils a psychological process playing out over time, a journey in which some of the places visited along the way are as interesting as the destination in the final edition of the print.” - Rhett Martyn
2:50 – Rhett's sculptural approach to drypoint
7:45 – Reverse archaeology in printmaking 8:45 – New work, imagery and the city of Johannesburg
12:30 – The frustration of the process
14:30 – The physicality of printmaking
17:30 – Rhett's upcoming project 1:10 Modernist Plunder : New Constructivists
While in Stanford the David Krut Projects Cape Town Staff met Maarten Groos who is based at Farm 215 near Stanford. Groos helps run Trees for Tourism, as part of the South African Reforestation Trust. In this episode, Elize de Beer is in conversation with Groos about Trees for Tourism, the importance of the project and how people can get involved.
As mentioned in the podcast purchasing a tree not only helps the environment but additionally aids in developing the Creative Works project; an early childhood development programme in Stanford. Trees can be purchased from the David Krut Projects Gallery in Cape Town, or by contacting email@example.com /firstname.lastname@example.org. To find out more about Creative Works listen to our Community Series E01 podcast.
The following podcast was recorded in Afrikaans, as a large portion of the Stanford community is made up of Afrikaans and Xhosa speaking residence.
This is the first of many podcasts that we aim to do in various languages.
Rachel van Rooyen assists Regina Broenner with creative works sessions in Stanford and runs her own creche from home.
In conversation with Elize de Beer Rachel tells us of her personal experience working with the children and how she equips herself to deal with their circumstances and needs.
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
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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