Calibrating Wonder * by Sean O'Toole for ArtForum

In a future history of South African art, Cape Town–based artist Daniella Mooney should receive due credit for her exploratory, left-field sculpture practice, which, since her Terry Riley–quoting BFA show in 2009, has eschewed the dominant rubrics of postcolonial identity and spectacular monumentality. Her contribution to this showcase of sixteen artists, organized by designer and artist Lyall Sprong, includes Three New Wands I, II, and III (all works cited, 2017), eccentric fabrications in wood of a wand she made as an adolescent.

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Candace, Amy and Matthew Freemantle elaborate on SMITH's latest group photography show entitled 'Hush Hush'

Hush Hush, currently showing at SMITH art gallery in Cape Town, inspires pertinent questions about the nature of experimental photography in our digital age. Eight artists, who have a keen interest in reinventing the photographic landscape, were invited by the gallery to participate in this group show. Gallery co-founders, Amy Ellenbogen and Candace-Marshall Smith, as well as writer Matthew Freemantle, elaborate on the works and discuss the scope of contemporary photography as fine art. Click on link for more details:

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