Sean O’Toole is a journalist, art critic and editor based in Cape Town.

Congo Woman (detail; 1942), Irma Stern.

In search of Irma Stern, whose paintings still embody the contradictions of South Africa

Irma Stern’s idylls of African life have too often been read at face value – but they mask a more troubled history

19 Mar 2021
Dineo Seshee Bopape.

The Apollo 40 Under 40 Africa in focus: Dineo Seshee Bopape

Dineo Seshee Bopape’s installation art sets drawings and videos alongside everyday materials – so that objects start to dance in a ‘disco of effects’

17 Feb 2021