In his column, Thato Rossouw argues that shoddy workmanship in the arts must be called out
Macufe is slowly but surely losing its ‘cultural festival’ impetus, observes Mpho Matsitle
In all his greatness, ZOLA did not elevate us higher than the township—and so we left him behind, writes ART STATE Editor Ace Moloi.
ART STATE publisher Mpho Matsitle searches for being in the music of John Paka, Sahrieda May and Duduetsang Matong.
In this heartfelt recollection, ART STATE Senior Writer Thato Rossouw takes us “Down Literature Avenue”, as he retells his own journey with books, their companionship and everything writers may never read about anywhere else, but here.
Reading this column is one of those things in life you do “at own risk”, like entering a mall or falling in love or being alive. But it has its perks too – and ART STATE Senior Writer and The Armchair Critic columnist Thato Rossouw can’t keep you guessing any longer as he tables his manifesto.
The promise I make to you as the reader and to the broader Bloemfontein arts community is that whatever we say about something, we will do our utmost best to offer a well-researched, engaged and developmental opinion, writes ART STATE Editor Ace Moloi.
The role of art, one among an infinite list, is to unearth our ugliness and impose its weight on ourselves so much so that we can no longer ignore it, thereby leaving us with no option but to accept this ugliness as who we are, and thus choose not to be beautiful – or rid ourselves of it, ..read more