Articles and reviews

INTRODUCTION TO SUPER/NATURAL – Azu Nwagbogu

SUPER/NATURAL by Barbara Wildenboer explores the boundaries of what is known and knowable about existence and reality by embracing not only art and science but also alternative phenomena which collude and collide under this…

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Review written for Artthrob by Amie Soudien

Invisible, Intangible, Insensible: Barbara Wildenboer’s ‘The Invisible Gardener’ written for Artthrob by Amie Soudien for Artthrob on 1 June 2017. Barbara Wildenboer’s second exhibition with Everard Read/CIRCA Cape Town, is dedicated to the invisible hand that…

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Review written for the Cape Times by Veronica C. Wilkinson

Subverted text as transformed imagesTuesday, April 12, 2011   Artist Barbara Wildenboer wields the scalpels she uses to cut paper with the dexterity of a surgeon. Transforming books ranging from encyclopedias to scientific reference works she has revived...

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Interview by Carsten Rasch

Notes from the Coalface Barbara Wildenboer interviewed by Carsten Rasch for the Canaries in the Coalmine catalogue   Birds have long been recognized as the indicators of environmental change, and are effectively thecanaries in the coalmine when it comes to...

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Catalogue essay written by Michelle Prévost

The Art of Spinning or the Spinning of Art: Alchemism and Other Survival Strategies   To practice seidhr, you need to be able to follow a thread—the thread that is a path through the worlds, winding ever-upward and then back down again along the Tree, spiraling...

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Catalogue essay written by Juliana Irene Smith

The Warrior: Barbara Wildenboer Once upon a time there was a water nymph with long legs who loved making paper boats by the ponds edge. She could sit there for hours listening to the sounds around her as her hands worked away. She adored how the current would take the...

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Review written for the Cape Times by Lucinda Jolly

Tracing forced migration from citiesTuesday, May 22, 2012   Around the same time that Barbara Wildenboer’s exhibition Canaries in the Coalmine opened, it was reported that many birds and insect species where moving away from London, unable to cope with the...

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