SIX young South African artists were honoured in Johannesburg on Thursday night when they were named as the winners of the 2013 Standard Bank Young Artist Awards.The awards are presented each year to young local artists who are "either on the threshold of national acclaim or whose artistic excellence has enabled them to make international breakthroughs", the organisers said.This year, an award for performance art was presented for the first time."This year’s group of Standard Bank Young Artists are celebrated for their vibrant and cutting-edge creativity, their amazing intricacy of creative expression and their enormous talents, which contribute to developing a stronger and more prosperous creative economy, and to making a significant contribution towards defining our country’s cultural identity," said National Arts Festival director Ismail Mahomed.The winners are:• Dance: Fana Tshabalala• Music: Runette Botha• Visual art: Mary Sibande• Drama: Prince Lamla• Jazz: Shane Cooper• Perfo...

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