Anthea Buys

A  selection of writing and related projects, in order of enjoyability. 


The New Fabric of Everyday Life

The destiny of blockchain art is the financialisation of artists themselves., 2020.

We Asked for It

Netflix’s new art world horror film, Velvet Buzzsaw, capitalises on the real life horrors of the art world., 2019.

Artist imagines a world in which black excellence is not seen as an exception

(Popular media) Profile on Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi.

Sunday Times, 2020

The Professor of Desire

Review of Torbjørn Rødland, Fifth Honeymoon, Bergen Kunstall,, 2018.

The Quiet Activism

(Popular media) Review of Wolfgang Tillmans’ exhibition Fragile at the Johannesburg Art Gallery,

Mail & Guardian, 2018.

Make Bergen Great Again

Bergen’s plans for becoming an international cultural city overlooks the fact that the city already is., 2018. 

The Land

(Curating)  James Benning, Amie Siegel, Bodil Furu, Michael MacGarry

Hordaland Kunstsenter, 2018.

Image Drain

(Curating) André Tehrani, James Webb, Carl Johan Högberg, Antonis Pittas, Andrew Amorim, Kristina Ollek, Laura Kuusk, Toril Johannessen, Mathijs van Geest, Mårten Spångberg, and Paul Kuimet.

Tallinn Art Hall, 2017

Painting in Flat Time

Essay in Carl Johan Högberg: Shuttlecock
Hordaland Kunstsenter, 2015.

Category Error

Essay on the work of David Koloane (originally published in Spanish).

Revista Fractal, 2018.

Bopape Rattles Biennale Cage

(Popular media) Review of two commissions by Dineo Seshee Bopape at the 2018 Berlin Biennale,

Mail & Guardian, 2018.