Sean O’Toole is a journalist, art critic and editor based in Cape Town.
Irma Stern’s idylls of African life have too often been read at face value – but they mask a more troubled history
Dineo Seshee Bopape’s installation art sets drawings and videos alongside everyday materials – so that objects start to dance in a ‘disco of effects’
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The museum has agreed to give back two plaques in its collection that were taken illegally from Nigeria after 1960. Why now?
With the government waging its ‘culture war’, the independence of national museums is at stake, write Chris Smith and Margot Finn
The Syrian-born, US-based artist talks to Gabrielle Schwarz about his sculptural dioramas of cities ravaged by war – and offers a message of hope for the future