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JANE ALEXANDER, survey: Cape of Good Hope, 2005-9
110pp., illus., hardback, Cape Town, 2015. R320
"' Survey: Cape of Good Hope' is one of a number of 'surveys', a document or a report in images rather than text: a contextual backdrop against which the origin of the sculpted figures can be considered. In this instance a series of manipulated photographs and photomontage images are combined in a sequence leading from rural areas of the Western Cape into the city of Cape Town. It is intended to evoke an impression based on observational and theoretical research rather than form a narrative, documentary essay or fixed interpretation of the landscape or history." Jane Alexander, from the book
Perryer (S.) ed. 10 YEARS 100 ARTISTS, art in a democratic South Africa
447 pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2004. OUT OF PRINT
Fifteen writer/curators were asked to draw up a list of fifteen "top" artists that they would like to see included in a book focusing on "the cutting edge of comtemporary art production today, as informed by and shaped during the past 10 years of South Africa's emergence into the global art scene". Each writer was then allocated six or seven artists and asked to motivate their selections. "Most writers were keen to emphasise that the resulting list did not claim to represent 'the top hundred artists, but rather a selection that reflected multiple viewpoints and priorities, providing a broader view of contemporary production that seen before."

The fifteen writers are Emma Bedford, David Brodie, Thembinkosi Goniwe, Khwezi Gule, Sharlene Khan, David Koloane, Andrew Lampbrecht, Moleleki Frank Ledimo, Virginia MacKenny, Sipho Mdanda, Tumelo Mosaka, Tracy Murinik, Colin Richards, Kathryn Smith and Sue Williamson.

Artists selected include Jane Alexander, Bridget Baker, Bongi Bengu, Willie Bester, Willem Boshoff, Conrad Botes, Wim Botha, Kevin Brand, Lisa Brice, Peter Clarke, Steven Cohen, Marlene Dumas, Kendell Geers, David Goldblatt, Thembinkosi Goniwe, Kay Hassan, Stephen Hobbs, Robert Hodgins, William Kentridge, David Koloane, Dorothee Kreutzeldt, Terry Kurgan, Moshekwa Langa, Churchill Madikida, Noria Mabasa, Langa Magwa, Thando Mama, Senzeni Marasela, Kagiso Pat Mautloa, Santu Mofokeng, Samson Mudzunga, Brett Murray, Sam Nhlengetthwa, Vuyisa Nyamende, Sophie Peters, Johannes Phokela, Jo Ractliffe, Robin Rhode, Tracey Rose, Roderick Sauls, Claudette Schreuders, Berni Searle, Usha Seejarim, Durant Sihlali, Penny Siopis, Doreen Southwood, Guy Tillim, Clive van den Berg, Minnette Varí, Jeremy Wafer, Sue Williamson, Ed Young, Sandile Zulu, and many more.
Subirós (P.) ed. JANE ALEXANDER, Surveys (from the Cape of Good Hope)
189pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, New York, 2011. R650
Published in conjunction with the exhibition, Museum for African Art, New York, 2011.

Contributions include:
"In Africa and Beyond: reflections on Jane Alexander's mutant universe" by Pep Subirós
"Postcolonial Grotesque: Jane Alexander's poetic monsters" by Kobena Mercer
"Harbinger of Night: Jane Alexander's posthumanism" by Lize van Robbroeck
"Me and Mrs A" by Simon Njami
"Lost Marsh: scandalous presence" by Ashraf Jamal
"Survey: Cape of Good Hope, 2005-09" and "Notes on African Adventures and Other Details" by Jane Alexander.

"Survey: Cape of Good Hope is one of a number of 'surveys', a document or a report in images rather than text: a contextual backdrop against which the origin of the sculpted figures can be considered. In this instance a series of manipulated photographs and photomontage images are combined in a sequence leading from rural areas of the Western Cape into the city of Cape Town. It is intended to evoke an impression based on observational and theoretical research rather than form a narrative, documentary essay or fixed interpretation of the landscape or history." Jane Alexander, from the book
Williamson (S.) RESISTANCE ART IN SOUTH AFRICA,
159 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, First UK Edition, London, 1990. OUT OF PRINT
First published in 1989 in Cape Town, South Africa. Foreword by Desmond Tutu.
Artists include William Kentridge, Azaria Mbatha, John Muafangejo, Jane Alexander, Johannes Segogela, Robert Hodgins, Sue Williamson, Cecil Skotnes, Norman Catherine, and many others.
Williamson (S.) RESISTANCE ART IN SOUTH AFRICA,
159 pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (1989) 2004. OUT OF PRINT
Reprint of what has become one of the standard reference books focusing on South African art produced between 1976 and 1989.

Foreword by Desmond Tutu.
Includes work by Azaria Mbatha, John Muafangejo, Penny Siopis, Brett Murray, William Kentridge, Helen Sebidi, Jane Alexander, Noria Mabasa, Robert Hodgins, Jeremy Wafer, Clive van den Berg, Sam Nhlengethwa, Gavin Younge, Kendell Geers, Sue Williamson, Kevin Brand, Norman Catherine, Andries Botha, Beezy Bailey, Tito Zungu, and many others.
Also includes sections on murals, peace parks, posters, t-shirts and grafitti.
Williamson (S.) & Jamal (A.) ART IN SOUTH AFRICA, the future present
159 pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 1996. OUT OF PRINT
Artists featured include Jane Alexander, Norman Catherine, Robert Hodgins, Kagiso Patrick Mautloa, William Kentridge, David Koloane, Jeremy Wafer, Jo Ractliffe, Brett Murray, Lisa Brice, Johannes Segogela, Tracy Payne, Penny Siopis, Willie Bester and Sue Williamson.