MOAD Calls for Participants for Its Next Exhibition

Beginning 10 June and running through 31 July, The Museum of African Design in Johannesburg, South Africa will be exhibiting #ULTRACONTEMPORARY#EMERGENCYART#AFRICA, an ephemeral art show in which works are only shown on the same day they are created. The artworks will address an immediate or burning emergency as decided by each artist. Attending audience members will be able to debate with the artists following each …

Spotlight on Algeria at the Museum of African Design

"D'Zair: Art and Craft A Johannesburg" features Algerian-made works from 13 artists

We’ve been following the Museum of African Design (MOAD), in Johannesburg, since its inception in 2013. As the first museum on the continent dedicated to contemporary design across Africa, it celebrates the past, present and future of visual understanding developed at home. For their first exhibition of 2016, “D’Zair: Art and Craft A Johannesburg,” MOAD has partnered with the Algerian Ministry of Culture. Some 13 …

Desmond & The Tutus: Enjoy Yourself

South Africa's indie rockers on their new release, ditching the traditional album format and the importance of having a laugh

Home to rich diversity, a troubled yet storied past and the arguable center of African art and design, South Africa is a hotbed for creativity—from experimental electronic production duos to thriving design conferences with a global reach. Though bands in the country are geographically isolated for international touring, a thriving indie rock scene pervades and is mixed with a variety of traditional music styles for …