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David Krut Projects is an alternative arts institution dedicated to encouraging an awareness of and careers in the arts and related literature and media, and to promoting contemporary culture in a dynamic, collaborative environment. In Johannesburg, we have exhibition project spaces and an adjacent bookstore located at 151 Jan Smuts Avenue; Arts on Main, the major arts hub adjacent to downtown Johannesburg; and the Montebello Design Centre in Newlands, Cape Town.

David Krut Print Workshop (DKW), based at Arts on Main, produces fine art editions with William Kentridge, Diane Victor, Deborah Bell and a number of other South African and international artists.

David Krut’s art activities started in London in the early 1980’s when he published an edition by British artist Joe Tilson. He has since curated exhibitions of contemporary works on paper in various international locations. In 1992 he became active in South Africa, publishing the editions of William Kentridge.

In 2002 he established David Krut Print Workshop, a collaborative intaglio and monotype studio, in Johannesburg. In New York, print collaborations are undertaken with Director and Master Printer Phil Sanders of Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop.

David Krut Publishing was established in 1997 when Krut produced the first major publication on William Kentridge in CD-ROM format. Since then he has published many art books, including a series of 15 TAXI Art Books, the first-ever series of monographs on contemporary South African artists.

DKP‘s Podcasts is a series of episodes from our various artists about their practice and processes, along with gallery and DKW walkabouts and talks.

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ART | ARTISTS | BOOKS | POETRY

David Krut Projects is an alternative arts institution dedicated to encouraging an awareness of and careers in the arts and related literature and media, and to promoting contemporary culture in a dynamic, collaborative environment. In Johannesburg, we have exhibition project spaces and an adjacent bookstore located at 151 Jan Smuts Avenue; Arts on Main, the major arts hub adjacent to downtown Johannesburg; and the Montebello Design Centre in Newlands, Cape Town.

David Krut Print Workshop (DKW), based at Arts on Main, produces fine art editions with William Kentridge, Diane Victor, Deborah Bell and a number of other South African and international artists.

David Krut’s art activities started in London in the early 1980’s when he published an edition by British artist Joe Tilson. He has since curated exhibitions of contemporary works on paper in various international locations. In 1992 he became active in South Africa, publishing the editions of William Kentridge.

In 2002 he established David Krut Print Workshop, a collaborative intaglio and monotype studio, in Johannesburg. In New York, print collaborations are undertaken with Director and Master Printer Phil Sanders of Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop.

David Krut Publishing was established in 1997 when Krut produced the first major publication on William Kentridge in CD-ROM format. Since then he has published many art books, including a series of 15 TAXI Art Books, the first-ever series of monographs on contemporary South African artists.

DKP‘s Podcasts is a series of episodes from our various artists about their practice and processes, along with gallery and DKW walkabouts and talks.

Podcast icon created by Garrett Knoll from the noun project.

    Samson Mulugeta on Global CItizenship, Creativity & Story Telling...

    Samson Mulugeta on Global CItizenship, Creativity & Story Telling...

    In this special edition episode of the David Krut Podcast, Britt Lawton sat down with SAMSON MULUGETA - writer, editor, filmmaker, entrepreneur and dancer based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

    Samson's event company 'Rooftop Salsa' will be launching once again at Arts on Main, tomorrow 24 September for Heritage day in South Africa 2020.
    Heritage Day Art and Rooftop Salsa at Arts On Main Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/627824938170981

    Samson spoke about a variety of topics from his journalistic career, mapping the geography of his life as a global citizen, the influence of this on his cultural heritage as an Ethiopian, American based in Johannesburg, the origin of Rooftop salsa, the importance of community, story-telling and creativity; filmmaking, imagery and so much more!

    Remember to get involved in the conversation by sharing this episode and adding your thoughts to the comments. Happy heritage day from David Krut Projects.

    For more on Samson Mulugeta, see the links below:
    Rooftop Salsa Website - http://www.rooftopsalsa.com

    Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/RooftopSalsa

    • 54 min
    Roxy Kaczmarek - Fenced In & Out

    Roxy Kaczmarek - Fenced In & Out

    In this episode, Britt Lawton speaks to artist and printer from the David Krut Workshop, Roxy Kaczmarek.
    Listening Time: 25 minutes

    Roxy gives us insight into her journey in the arts, shares her experiences from working in various printmaking workshops, her inspiration from nature and environmental surroundings, working in her home studio, upcoming work and so much more!

    In Roxy’s own artistic practice, she is focused on the relationship between humans and nature. After receiving a BA (Fine Art) from UCT’s Michaelis School of Fine Art in 2012, Roxy worked at Warren Editions Print Studio as a printer and studio manager and has interned at the London Print Studio and Amsterdam’s Grafisch Atelier. During her Masters’ in Technology research at the university of Johannesburg in 2019, she experimented with etching, cement, and plaster combinations. Currently living in Johannesburg, she has shifted her practice towards screenprint and has a functioning screenprint studio at home. This has been used for DKW projects, most recently having completed an edition with illustrator Zhi Zulu, multi-media works by emerging artist Pebofatso Mokoena for Internal Probes, silkscreen printing for multiple process prints with Maja Maljević and the Latitudes Limited silkscreen project created for the first edition of the Latitudes Art Fair in Johannesburg.

    Roxy also teaches printmaking at the University of Johannesburg and is a member of The Printing Girls Collaborative.

    Get involved in the conversation online, subscribe to our channel and check out more at davidkrut.com.

    Roxy Kaczmarek - https://davidkrutprojects.com/artists/52657/roxy-kaczmarek
    Turbine Art Fair - Fenced in or out (2020) https://turbineartfair.co.za/artworks/fenced-in-or-out

    Roxy Kaczmarek - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/roxykaczmarek/

    • 23 min
    Claire Zinn - To Live With Caution Not with Fear

    Claire Zinn - To Live With Caution Not with Fear

    In this episode, Britt Lawton gets to know artist Claire Zinn, whose new artwork - 'To Live with Caution Not With Fear' - provides some suitable words to live by in our post COVID world.

    Claire Zinn is an oil painter and printmaker living in Johannesburg, South Africa. Her artworks are inspired by the natural world and the entanglement of images, ideas and events. Claire Zinn started collaborating with David Krut Workshop (DKW) in 2015, resulting in a solo exhibition a year later. Since then, she has featured in a number of group exhibitions, including most recently our Turbine Art Fair Booth and Another Kind of Blue in the KKNK National Arts Festival of 2020.

    In this episode, Claire elaborates on her career in the arts, her exciting new printing process, working from her home studio, the inspiration behind her artworks 'Semper Virens' - as seen in the group exhibition 'Another Kind of Blue' - and 'To Live with Caution Not with Fear', the joys of being part of The Printing Girls Collective and so much more.

    To view available artworks and read up on Claire Zinn, visit her website: https://clairezinn.co.za/

    Follow Claire Zinn on instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/clairezinn/

    Produced by Britt Lawton, 2020.

    • 15 min
    Lebo Thoka - Seeds of the Dirt

    Lebo Thoka - Seeds of the Dirt

    In this episode, Britt Lawton catches up with artist/ photographer Lebo Thoka on the progression of her career since her first solo exhibition – “It is well: Ode to Karabo” – in 2018. She explains the inspiration and influence of her newest photography series ‘Seeds of the Dirt’ – currently on show on David Krut Projects’ Artsy page. Lebo also shares her conceptual framework and process, feelings about the digital exhibition space, the importance of observing and absorbing what is going on in the world around you and so much more...

    Seeds of the Dirty on Artsy: https://www.artsy.net/show/david-krut-projects-lebo-thoka-seeds-of-the-dirt

    Lebo Thoka Artist Page: https://davidkrutprojects.com/artists/46765/lebo-thoka

    Health of the Sick, 2020 - https://davidkrutprojects.com/artworks/57739/health-of-the-sick

    Karabo Mokoena - Karabo Mokoena, 22 years old, stabbed by her ex-boyfriend 27 times set on fire and discarded onto a dumpsite: https://davidkrutprojects.com/artworks/46769/karabo-mokoena-22-years-oldstabbed-by-her-ex-boyfriend-27-times-set-on-fire-and-discarded-onto-a-dumpsite

    Please help us reach as many people as possible with Lebo Thoka’s important body of work and the message it conveys by sharing this episode and the exhibition links. Enjoy!

    • 28 min
    In Conversation with Mikhael Subotzky and Phil Sanders 

    In Conversation with Mikhael Subotzky and Phil Sanders 

    In 2017, David Krut Projects and the Goodman Gallery hosted an intimate talk between Mikhael Subotzky and Master Printer Phil Sanders. This conversation was moderated by associate professor and author Bronwyn Law Viljoen. This talk took place in 2017 at Arts on Main, Maboneng, Johannesburg and focused on their printmaking collaboration at the David Krut Workshop (DKW).

    Subotzky’s print series combines elements of his photographic work with drawing. Their process evolved from a desire to combine images physically, utilizing the techniques of Photogravure, digital printing, chine collé and monotype.

    Mikhael Subotzky’s works are the results of his fractured attempts to place himself in relation to the social, historical, and political narratives that surround him both at home in South Africa and on his frequent travels.

    Executed in a variety of mediums - from photographs to film and video installations, and more recently collages and drawings - these works have been widely exhibited and collected by institutions including The Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim in New York as well as the Victoria and Albert Museum and Tate Modern in London. He has received, amongst others, the 2012 Standard Bank Young Artist Award, the 2012 Discovery Award at Arles, the 2009 Oskar Barnack Award, and the 2008 ICP Infinity Award. Previous monographs include Beaufort West (Chris Boot, 2008), Retinal Shift (Steidl, 2012) and Ponte City (Steidl, 2014), which won the 2015 Deutsche Börse Photography Prize. His work was included on All the World’s Futures at the 56th Venice Biennale in 2015.

    Mikhael Subotzky was born in 1981 in Cape Town, South Africa and is currently based in Johannesburg.

    View the series on the David Krut Website here: https://davidkrutprojects.com/artists/52491/mikhael-subotzky

    Watch the full talk on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIwKfJKJOVE&t=1420s

    • 1 hr 5 min
    TATE Tuesday | Children's Book Reading | Three Little Owls

    TATE Tuesday | Children's Book Reading | Three Little Owls

    In this episode of TATE Tuesday, gather the kids for story time as Jacqueline Flint reads Three Little Owls, published by Tate Publishing.

    Three Little Owls is a charming rhyming story by the Italian artist Emanuele Luzzati, and presented here in an English version by John Yeoman and with gorgeous new illustrations by Quentin Blake.

    Emanuele Luzzati (1921–2007) was an Italian painter, set designer, illustrator, potter, and author. He collaborated with many celebrated film directors, and was nominated for Academy Awards for two of his short films, La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie) (1965) and Pulcinella (1973).

    John Yeoman was for many years Head of English at the French Lycée in London. His collaboration with Quentin Blake began in 1960, and has resulted in a long list of successful children’s books.

    Quentin Blake taught for many years at the Royal College of Art, where he was head of the Illustration Department from 1978 to 1986. As well as being known for his collaborations with writers such as Russell Hoban and Roald Dahl, his own creations, such as Mister Magnolia, have contributed to his reputation as one of the world’s leading illustrators and an inspiration for artists everywhere.

    Three irrepressible little owls take us on their journey round the world, from one Christmas Day to the next – fishing, dancing, snoozing, and NOT behaving. Blake’s delightful drawings combine with this fantastical poetic treat to create a story that young and old will enjoy reading again and again.

    All books are available from the David krut Bookstores - THE BLUE HOUSE - 151 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood - and Arts on Main, Maboneng.

    The David Krut Podcast is a production of David Krut Projects. Hosted by Annabel Williams & Jacqueline Flint. For more on Tate Tuesday, visit our website at davidkrutbookstores.com

    • 5 min

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