Browsing Category Performance Art & Dance

BAREND DE WET, Black, White & Everything In-Between
106pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback , (Stellenbosch), (2016). R280
Catalogue of the exhibition, SMAC Gallery, Cape Town, 2016.

Barend de Wet was born in 1956 in Boksburg. Currently he lives in Cape Town.
236pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Stellenbosch, 2010. OUT OF STOCK
Published to coincide with the exhibition, "Barend de Wet: Green", SMAC Art Gallery, Stellenbosch, 2010.

Text by Kathryn Smith.

Barend de Wet was born in 1956 in Boksburg. He has a studio in Cape Town and travels frequently to Knysna.
BLOM, HLOBO, NITEGEKA, RHODE, Africa and Abstraction: Johannesburg
71 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. OUT OF PRINT
Catalogue of the exhibition, Art Basel, Miami Beach, December 2012.

This project, conceived for Art Basel Miami Beach, presents the work of four artists - Zander Blom, Nicholas Hlobo, Serge Alain Nitegeka and Robin Rhode. These artists all refer to the energy of Johannesburg as an essential fuel to their work.

Contents include the following interviews:
Zander Blom by Odili Donald Odita
Nicholas Hlobo by Hans Ulrich Obrist
Serge Alain Nitegeka by David Brodie
Robin Rhode by Joost Bosland.

Zander Blom was born in 1982 in Pretoria, and lives in Johannesburg.
Nicholas Hlobo was born in 1975 in Cape Town, and lives in Johannesburg.
Serge Alain Nitegeka was born in Burundi in 1983, and lives in Johannesburg.
Robin Rhode was born in 1976 in Cape Town, and lives in Berlin.
JOBURG ART FAIR, catalogue 2010
236 pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2010. OUT OF PRINT
Catalogue of the 2010 Joburg Art Fair, Sandton Convention Center, 2010.

Features 23 art galleries from South Africa, Nigeria, Germany, France and England and proflies 67 artists who exhibited at the Fair, including Minnette Vári, Hasan & Husain Essop, David Goldblatt, Kay Hassan, Marcus Neustetter, Zwelethu Mthethwa, Jessica Webster, Stephen Hobbs, Karel Nel, Willem Boshoff, Cameron Platter, Michael MacGarry, Sabelo Mlangeni, Penny Siopis and Sanell Aggenbach. Also features the Special Projects, which include Featured Artist Siemon Allen, Chosen Artist Willem Boshoff and the Glosch Commissioned Artwork by Martli Jansen van Rensburg.
KEMANG WA LEHULERE, Standard Bank Young Artist Award 2015
283pp, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R515
Published to accompany the travelling exhibition, "History Will Break Your Heart", that opened at the National Arts Festival, Grahamstown, in July 2015.

Includes a selection of work from 2005 to 2015, "'Heita Kemang': letters to a friend", correspondence between Khwezi Gule and Kemang Wa Lehuler, and Kemang Wa Lehulere in conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist.

Kemang Wa Lehulere was born in 1984 in Cape Town, where he lives and works. Awards include the 1st International Tiberius Art Award Dresden (2014), !5th Baloise Art Prize (Art Basel 2013), and the Tollman Award for Visual Arts (2012).
KEMANG WA LEHULERE, Some Deleted Scenes Too
63 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. OUT OF STOCK
Catalogue of the exhibition of ink drawings and installations, Stevenson gallery, Johannesburg, 2012.

Includes a conversation Kathryn Smith had with the artist in July 2011.

Kemang wa Lehulere was born in 1984 in Cape Town and currently lives in Johannesburg. He was a co-founder of the Gugulective, an artist-led collective based in Cape Town, and is a founding member of the Center for Historical Reenactments in Johannesburg. In 2012 he won the Spier Contemporary Award and the Tollman Award for Viual Arts. He was a recipient of an Ampersand Foundation residency in New York and a Swiss Arts Council Residency at PROGR, Bern, in 2012.
MAWANDE KA ZENZILE, The Problem We Didn't Create
79pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R180
This catalogue encompasses a body of work ranging from 2010 to Mawande ka Zenzile's most recent solo exhibition, Statecraft, at Stevenson, Cape Town. Ka Zenzile works in painting (combining cow dung with oil paint) sculpture, installation and video.

Includes an essay by the artist.

Mawande ka Zenzile was born in Lady Frere, Eastern Cape, in 1986. He graduated from the Michaelis School of Fine Art in 2014. He won the Michaelis Prize in 2013 and the Tollman Award for Visual Art in 2014.
158pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, Cape Town, etc, (2016). R600
Published to accompany the travelling exhibition that opened at the National Arts Festival, Grahamstown, in 2016. He won the 2016 Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Visual Arts.

Contributions include:
"'Isidwaba yini na?' WHat is that pleated leather shirt" by Hlonipha Mokoena
"Performing Stillness In Order To Move, Mohau Modisakeng's becoming" by Ruth Simbao
"Mohau Modisakeng Occupation" by Ashraf Jamal.

"Mohau Modisakeng uses his body to explore the influence of South Africa’s violent history on how we understand our cultural, political and social roles as human beings. Represented through film, large-scale photographic prints, installations and performance, Modisakeng’s work responds to the history of the black body within the (South) African context" from the WHATIFTHEWORLD website

Mohau Modisakeng was born in Soweto in 1980 and lives and works between Johannesburg and Cape Town. He was awarded the 2011 SASOL New Signatures Award.
MOHAU MODISAKENG, Ditaola, 29 May - 12 July 2014
14 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. OUT OF STOCK
Catalogue of the exhibition, Brundyn+, Cape Town, 2014.

Includes the essays:
"Performing Stillness in Order to Move, Mohau Modisakeng's becoming" by Ruth Simbao
"Beyond the Frame, thinking-feeling, Mohau Modisakeng's space of the body" by Adrienne Edwards

Mohau Modisakeng was born in Soweto in 1980 amd lives and works between Johannesburg and Cape Town. He was awarded the SASOL New Signatures Award for 2011.
NICHOLAS HLOBO, Standard Bank Young Artist Award 2009
107 pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2009. OUT OF STOCK
Catalogue of the touring exhibition which opened at the National Arts Festival, Grahamstown, 2009.

Includes the essays, "Under Covers, Out in the Open: Nicholas Hlobo and Umtshotsho" by Mark Gevisser,
"Pride and Playfulness: Hlobo's subversive love of Xhosa traditions" by Kopano Ratele, and
"Nicholas Hlobo, in medias res" by Jen Mergel.

The catalogue includes a selection of the artist's works from 2005 to 2009 and includes sculptures, installations, performances and works on paper.

Nicholas Hlobo was born in Cape Town in 1975. He lives and works in Johannesburg.
118 pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, London, 2008. OUT OF STOCK
Catalogue of the exhibition, The Hayward, London, 2008.

Preface by Ralph Rugoff. Introduction by Stephanie Rosenthal.
Includes the essays, "Jozi Juice" by James Sey,
and"Handwriting on the Wall" by Michele Robecchi, and
Robin Rhode in conversation with Stephanie Rosenthal.

Robin Rhode was born in 1976 in Cape Town. He lives and works in Berlin, Germany.
RODNEY PLACE, retreks: bread city
12 pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, (2002). OUT OF STOCK
Catalogue of the exhibition, Bell-Roberts Gallery, Cape Town, 2002.

Includes a transcript of an email conversation held between 7 and 10 July in Johannesburg between Rodney Place, Sarah Nuttall and Achille Mbembe.
STEVEN COHEN, put your heart under your feet...and walk!
143pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R300
Catalogue of the exhibition, Stevenson, Johannesburg, 2017.

Includes texts by Steven Cohen, with extracts from conversations with Lerato Bereng and Penny Siopis.

Steven Cohen was born in 1963 in Johannesburg, and lives in Lille, France. From 2003 to 2008 he was an associated artist with of the Ballet Atlantique/ Régine Chopinot in La Rochelle, France. He has participated in residencies at the Baryshnikov Arts Center and the Center for Performance Research in New York.
STEVEN COHEN, Life is Shot, Art is Long
120 pp., oblong 4to., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. OUT OF STOCK
Catalogue of the exhibition, Michael Stevenson, Cape Town, 2010.

The exhibition takes a retrospective view of Steven Cohen's work over the past twenty-two years and includes hand-coloured silkscreens, videos and photographs of performances, and found objects.

Introduction by Sophie Perryer.
Includes a conversation between Steven Cohen and Ivor Powell and the essay, "D'une Mort Tutoyant la Vie" by Gérard Mayen.

Performance artist Steven Cohen was born in 1962 in Johannesburg. He now lives in Lille, France.
Anders (P.) & Krouse (M.) eds. POSITIONS, contemporary artists in South Africa
291 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, First S.A. Edition, Johannesburg, 2010. R280
First published in Germany (in German) in 2010.

A collection of interviews and essays on some of South Africa's most prominent artists, writers, choreographers, photographers and musicians.

Contributions include:
"The Bounds of the Inexpressible: Zapiro and political cartooning in South Africa" by Jane Duncan,
"The Political, Marginal and Sexualised Nature of Black Masculinity", choreographer Boyzie Cekwana talks to Rodney Place,
"Uprooting & Re-Routing the Afrikaner Male: Peter van Heerden's abject performance art" by Megan Lewis,
"'I dreamt I saw a herd of cattle'", sculptor and photographer Nandipha Mntambo talks to Anthea Buys,
"Twin Brothers, Twin Towers and Digital Dichotomies", photographers Hasan and Husain Essop talk to Yunus Vally,
"A Staccato Movement of Expansive and Neurotic Individuals: Robyn Orlin's search for the expression of contemporary dance" by Matthew Krouse,
"Forms of Power and Powerlessness: photographer Guy Tillim researches perceptions of reality" by Sean O'Toole,
"Reversing the Hierarchy of Reality and its Representation: Michael MacGarry unhinges Africa's political myths" by Anthea Buys,
"Shock of Recognition: Sue Williamson and South Africa's identity" by Chris Roper.

Peter Anders is currently Country Director of the Goethe-Institut in China.
Matthew Krouse is the arts editor of the Mail & Guardian newspaper.
Bedford (E.) curator & ed. ROBIN RHODE, fresh
31 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2001. R75
The "Fresh" Artist-in-Residence programme at the South African National Gallery in Cape Town, provided seven young South African artists with a studio, an exhibition space, a stipend and funding for an essay contribution to the monograph on each artist by the author of their choice. The project was made possible by Marlene Dumas. Robin Rhode was artist-in-residence from 12 October - 12 November 2000.
Essay by Stephen Hobbs.
Blom (Z.), MacGarry (M.) & Booysens (J-H.) AVANT CAR GUARD, volume 1
20 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback in slipcover, Johannesburg, 2006. R95
Avant Car Guard is a three member visual art collective from Johannesburg. Zander Blom, Jan-Henri Booysens and Michael MacGarry are also visual artists in their own right, choosing to work collectively to produce "conceptual art manifest through photography and performance."
Brodie (D.) SELF/ NOT SELF,
8 pp., large 4to., b/w & colour illus., stapled, Cape Town, 2009. OUT OF PRINT
Catalogue of the exhibition, Brodie/ Stevenson, Johannesburg, 2009.

"Brodie/ Stevenson presents "SELF/ NOT SELF, a two-part curated exhibition that explores modes of self-representation across a range of contemporary art-practices. Bearing in mind critical debates about the symbolic violence that frequently accompanies attempts to speak on behalf on others, the exhibition asks questions about what it means to 'speak for others' in our times."

Includes work by Nandipha Mntambo, Lerato Shadi, Berni Searle, Tracy Payne, Zanele Muholi, Pieter Hugo, Anton Kannemeyer, Avant Car Guard, Wim Botha, Nicholas Hlobo, Penny Siopis and Michael MacGarry.
Coates (K.) & Hobbs (S.) SAMSON MUDZUNGA, artist's book
77 pp., 4to., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2001. R160
Samson Mudzunga was born in 1938 in Venda. He is most well known for his enormous carved "coffin drums" and the performances he arranges around them.
Text in English, French and Dutch.
Included is a separate 16 pp. educational supplement written by Philippa Hobbs.

Number 2 in the Taxi Art Book Series.
Coetzer (J.) ALT POP,
130 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, (Pretoria), (2007). R175
Performance and conceptual artist Jacques Coetzer was born in 1968 in Kimberley. He lives and works in Pretoria.

Includes texts by Willem Boshoff, Derek Hook, Ella Ziegler and Kathryn Smith, as well as notes by the artist.
Cornell (L.), Gioni (M.) & Hoptman (L.) curators YOUNGER THAN JESUS, artist directory, the essential directory to a new generation of artists
540 pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, New York, 2009. R565
This book, published to accompany the 2009 exhibition at the New Museum in New York, brings together the work of over 500 artists born after 1975. Over 150 curators, critics and artists from all over the world were asked to recommend younger artists whose work appears to mark a generational shift. The material for the book was assembled from this pool of submissions.

Artists include Zander Blom. Dineo Seshee Bopape, Simon Gush, Daya Heller, Donna Kukama, Nomusa Makhubu, Mustafa Maluka, Thando Mama, Nandipha Mntambo, Athi-Patra Ruga, Lerato Shadi and Nontsikeleo Veleko from South Africa, James Beckett and Kudzanai Chiurai from Zimbabwe, and Nzuji de Magalhaes, Nástio Mosquito, Kiluanji Kia Henda and Ndilo Mutima from Angola.
de Waal (S.) & Sassen (R.) STEVEN COHEN,
96 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2003. R150
"Best known for his performances, Cohen appears not only on stage and in galleries but also, uninvited, in public spaces. As a homosexual Jewish man, he deals with otherness and outsider identity, using his own and others' bodies to create "living art" that references sculpture, contemporary dance, drag and performance art."
The book comes with a 15 pp. educational supplement written by Jillian Carman.
Text in English, French and Dutch.

Number 8 in the TAXI Art Book Series.
Distiller (N.) & Steyn (M.) eds. UNDER CONSTRUCTION, "race" and identity in South Africa today
213 pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, Johannesburg, 2004. R210
Contents include cartoons by Zapiro, comic strips by Anton Kannemeyer, photographs by Michelle Booth, poems by Sandile Dikeni, a short story by Ashraf Jamal and an edited transciption of Usha Seejaram's video installation, "Two Rooms and a Kitchen".

Essays include "Imagining Alternative White Maculinities: Steven Cohen's living art" by Liese van der Watt and "Identity and the Politics of Representation in Hip-hop" by Adam Haupt.
Essers (L.) et al NEW REVOLUTIONS, Goodman Gallery at 50, 1966-2016
244pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, Johannesburg, 2016. R1280
Published to mark Goodman Gallery's 50th anniversary. From June 2016 the gallery hosted major exhibitions between their Johannesburg and Cape Town galleries, featuring significant work, installations, interventions, performances, video and talks programmes. Artists featured include William Kentridge, David Koloane, Sam Nhlengethwa, David Goldblatt, Tracey Rose, Kudzanai Chiurai, Hasan and Husain Essop, Mikhael Subotzky, Gerald Machona and Haroon Gunn-Salie, Candice Breitz, and Nelisiwe Xaba.

Includes an essay, "Fifty Years" by Sean O'Toole, and statements, opinions and first-hand accounts from artists, curators and others who have been associated with the gallery.
Farrell (L.A.) ed. LOOKING BOTH WAYS, art of the contemporary African diaspora
184 pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback, d.w., New York & Gent, 2003. OUT OF PRINT
Published in conjunction with the travelling exhibition first at the Museum for African Art, New York, November 2003 - March 2004.

Artists include Kendell Geers and Moshekwa Langa.

Foreword by Sue Williamson. Essays include ""Moshekwa Langa, in Conversation" by Kobena Mercer, "A TerroRealist in the House of Love", Kendell Geers interviewed by Jérôme Sans, "Name Calling" by Allan deSouza, "The Diaspora as Object" by John Peffer and "Negotiating the Taxonomy of Contemporary African Art - production, exhibition, commodification" by Lauri Firstenberg. Other contributors include Valentijn Byvanck, José Antonio B.Fernandes Dias, Okwui Enwezor, Laurie Ann Farrell, Salah Hassan, Steven Nelson, Simon Njami and Edith-Marie Pasquier.

Fitzgerald (S.) & Mosaka (T.) curators A FICTION OF AUTHENTICITY, contemporary Africa abroad
192 pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, St. Louis, 2003. OUT OF PRINT
Published to accompany the travelling exhibition, first shown at Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, September 2003 - January 2004.

Artists include Siemon Allen, Kendell Geers and Moshekwa Langa.

Essays include "A Fiction of Authenticity: contemporary Africa abroad" by Shannon Fitzgerald, "Negotiating Identity" by Tumelo Mosaka, "Tales of Authenticity: the artist, the artwork, the exhibition and the institution" by Gilane Tawadros, "Demystifying Authenticity" by Ery Camara, amongst others.
Friedman (S.) ed. POST-APARTHEID DANCE, many bodies many voices many stories
180pp., illus., paperback, Reprint, Newcastle upon Tyne, (2012) 2015. R675
A collection of essays that examine the legacies of apartheid in the South African dance world.

Contributions include
"Cape Town City Ballet: conserving the voice of classical ballet" by Elizabeth Triegaardt
"Ballet Blanc to Ballet Black: performing whiteness in post-apartheid South African dance" by Steven van Wyk
"Lost Meaning - New Traditions: shaping identity in the 'new' South Africa: an overview of social traditional African dance in South Africa" by Maxwell Xolani Rani
"Mapping an Historical Context for Theatre Dance in South Africa" by Sharon Friedman.

Dance teacher and choreographer Sharon Friedman was a senior lecturer at the UCT School of Dance until she retired in 2011. She continues to work as a freelance dance education consultant. She is also co-author of "Teaching Creative Dance - a handbook".

Fusi (L.) et. al. curators .ZA GIOVANE ARTE DAL SUDAFRICA,
191 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Milan, 2008. OUT OF PRINT
Catalogue of the exhibition of young South African artists, Palazzo della Papesse, Siena, 2008.

Artists include Zander Blom, Frances Goodman, Simon Gush, Nicholas Hlobo, Moshekwa Langa, Churchill Madikida, Nandipha Mntambo, Zanele Muholi, Ruth Sacks, Doreen Southwood, Mikhael Subotzky and Nontsikelelo "Lolo" Veleko.

Includes essays by five established South African artists who assisted curator Lorenzo Fusi:
".ZA Young Art from South Africa" by Lorenzo Fusi,
"Skull of My Mother" by Marlene Dumas,
"Young, Hip...and Sussed" by Berni Searle,
"Currencies of Change" by Minnette Vári, and
"Should I Stay or Should I Go: the dilemma of the artists of 'Island Africa'" by Sue Williamson.

Text in English and Italian.
20 pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2006. OUT OF PRINT
Catalogue of the exhibition, Johannesburg Art Gallery 2006.

Showcases five emerging South African artists selected by the 2006 curator, Khwezi Gule. The finalists were Nandipha Mntambo, Mlungisi Zondi, James Webb, Julia Rosa Clark & Sharlene Khan. The award was won by Mlungisi Zondi.
Jamal (A.) IN THE WORLD, essays on contemporary South African art
415pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Milan, 2017. R950
A collection of essays by Ashraf Jamal, Research Associate in the Visual Identities in Art and Design Research Centre at the University of Johannesburg. He is the co-author of "Art in South Africa: the future present" and author of "Predicaments of Culture in South Africa", and the novel, 'Love Themes for the Wilderness".

Includes essays on Mary Sibande, Zanele Muholi, Kate Gottgens, Robin Rhode, Georgina Gratrix, Mohau Modisakeng, Anton Kannemeyer, Kemang Wa Lehulere, Pieter Hugo, Esther Mahlangu, Conrad Botes, Wim Botha, amongst others.
Joubert (J.) APPLE GIRL, ingesting and transforming "Apple Girl" from fairy tale into sculpture and performance
72 pp., colour illus., paperback, (Cape Town), 2012. OUT OF PRINT
This book was submitted in partial fulfillment of the degree of Master in Fine Art from Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, 2012.

Jill Joubert interprets the fairy tale, "Apple Girl", into sculptured tableaux, which also function as miniature puppet theatres. Jazz artist Athalie Crawford at times accompanies the performance. The audience are then invited to view the tableaux as an arrangement of sculptures.
Lamprecht (Andrew) ASSHOLE, an artwork by Ed Young
58 pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2003. OUT OF PRINT
Catalogue of the exhibition, Bell-Roberts Gallery, Cape Town, 2003.
Legalamitlwa (J.) ed. NOKA YA BOKAMOSO, Lerato Shadi
55pp., colour illus., paperback, (Berlin), 2016. R225
Published to accompany the exhibition, The National Arts Festival, Grahamstown, 2016.

Introduction by Joan Legalamitlwa.

Contributions include:
"The Beautyful Ones Will Not Be Erased: Lerato Shadi's performance herstory" by M.Neelika Jayawardane
"Makhubu and Bae" by Molemo Moiloa.

Lerato Shadi was born in the village of Lotlhakane in Mahikeng, Northwest Province, South Africa. She completed a BFA in Fine Art at the University of Johannesburg. In 2010 she was awarded a Pro Helvetia residency in Bern, Switzerland. In 2012 her work featured at the Dak'art Biennale and in the lll Moscow International Biennale. She is a fellow of Sommerakademie 2013, and in 2014 her performance, "Makhubu", was showcased at Iniva in London. In the same year she was awarded the mart stam studio grant, Berlin, and is currently completing her MFA at the Kunsthochschule Berlin Weissensee.

Madikida (C.) CHURCHILL MADIKIDA, Standard Bank Young Artist for Visual Art 2006
83 pp., colour illus., paperback, Michael Stevenson, 2006. OUT OF STOCK
Catalogue of the travelling exhibition first shown at the National Arts Festival, Grahamstown, 2006.

Includes the essays "Our Father" by Steve Kwena Mokoena & "Inside Out" by Colin Richards.

Churchill Madikida was born in Butterworth, Eastern Cape, in 1973. He lives and works in Johannesburg.
Manganyi (N.C.) GERARD SEKOTO, "I am an African", a biography
244 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2004. R270
"Chabani Manganyi's biography is informed by the discovery, after Sekoto's death, of a 'suitcase of treasures', which contained previously unknown musical compositions, letters and a large quantity of notes, writings and private documents."
Michaelis School of Fine Art GRADUATE EXHIBITION, 2018
137pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, (2018). R195
Catalogue of the exhibition, Michaelis Galleries, Cape Town, 2018.

Foreword by Berni Searle, Director of Michaelis School of Fine Art. Includes the essay, On Borders and Ruptures by Thuli Gamedze.
Millar (M.) JOURNEY OF A TALL HORSE, a story of African theatre
237 pp., illus., paperback, London, 2006. R230
In 2004 a group of performers and writers from around the world collaborated to tell the story of a giraffe presented to King Chalres X of France in 1826. They made use of puppets, actors, dancers, stilt-walkers, music, costumes and graphics and incorporated a range of theatrical styles and techniques. The show was co-produced by Basil Jones of the Handspring Puppet Company and the Sogolon puppet troupe of Mali. Adrian Kohler was responsible for set and costume design.The international team included director Marthinus Basson, video artist Jaco Bouwer and composer Warrick Sony, all South Africans, as well as Yaya Coulibaly, the puppet-maker and director from Mali, choreographer Koffi Kôkô from Benin and writer Khephra Burns from New York. The book includes Burns's performance script. Theatre director and puppet specialist Mervyn Millar was present as observer, chronicler and assistant director.
Mudzunga (Samson) SAMSON MUDZUNGA,
23 pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2006. R50
Catalogue of the exhibition, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, 2006.

Includes an essay on the artist by Michael Stevenson.

Sculptor and performance artist Samson Mudzunga was born in 1938 and lives in the Nzhelele Valley in Venda in the northern part of the Limpopo Province, South Africa.
Muponde (R.C.) Patel (N.) & Marie (Z.) eds. NEWWORK 12,
118 pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R265
Catalogue of the exhibition, Wits School of Arts, Johannesburg, 2012.

This catalogue documents the work of the 2012 graduating BA Fine Arts group in the Division of Visual Arts at the Wits School of Arts.
Murinik (T.) TRACEY ROSE, plasticienne/ visual artist
23 pp., colour illus., paperback, Paris, 2005. R50
An introductory booklet.

Text in English & French.
Ncgobo (G.) curator DON'T / PANIC,
108 pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2011. OUT OF STOCK
Catalogue of the exhibition, Durban Art Gallery, 2011.

'DON'T/PANIC' was an exhibition that engaged artists dealing with the current ecological situation, and was timed to coincide with the COP17 Climate Change conference, which took place in Durban at the end of 2011.

South African artists include Dineo Seshee Bopape, David Koloane, Moshekwa Langa, Thando Mama, Penny Siopis, and Clive van den Berg.

Contributions include:
"DON'T/PANIC" by Gabi Ngcobo
"The Kilimanjaro Ice Coffee Expedition" by Sean O'Toole
"Pushing the On/Off Buttons of our Consciousness" by Jyoti Mistry
Pather (J.) & Boulle (C.) eds. ACTS OF TRANSGRESSION, contemporary live art in South Africa
375pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R480
Contributions include:
"'Madam, I can See Your Penis': disruption and dissonance in the work of Steven Cohen" by Catherine Boulle
"The Impossibility of Curating Live Art" by Jay Pather
"A Different Kind of Inhabitance': invocation and the politics of mourning in performance work by Tracey Rose and Donna Kukama" by Gabrielle Goliath
"Performing the Queer Archive: strategies of self-styling on Instagram" by Katlego Disemelo
"'Touched by an Angel' (of History) in Athi-Patra Ruga's The Future White Women of Azania" by Andrew Hennlich
"Performance in Biopolitical Collectivism" a study of Gugulective and iQhiya" by Massa Lemu.

"An illuminating and indispensable gathering of the most critical voices thinking about the role of performance..." Okwui Enwezor, former director of Haus der Kunst in Munich and artistic director of the 56th Venice Biennale

"Acts of Transgression makes us alive to the serious, playful and radical acts of imagination that are both of and beyond this postapartheid apartheid." Panashe Chigumadze, author of These Bones Will Rise Again

Catherine Boulle is a writer and researcher based at the Institute for Creative Arts, University of Cape Town.
Choreographer, curator and academic Jay Pather is Associate Professor at the University of Cape Town and Director of the Institute for Creative Arts, University of Cape Town. He was a Fulbright Scholar in Dance Theatre at New York University.
Pather (J.) ed. SPIER CONTEMPORARY 2010, exhibition
292 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, Cape Town, 2010. OUT OF PRINT
Catalogue of the biennial exhibition launched at Cape Town City Hall, 2010.

Includes the essays "On the Side of the Angels: art and the contemporary" by Ashraf Jamal,
"The Flight of the Trumpet" by Mandla Langa,
"Art, Motion, Voice" by Sarah Nuttall,
"Our Iron Cage of Race" by Andile Mngxitama, and
"Awake to What Is" by Virginia MacKenny.
Also includes conversations with the curatorial team

The exhibition received over 2700 entries submitted at fouteen locations around the country. The curators who selected the work for the exhibition were Meskerem Assegued, Farzanah Badsha, Clive van den Berg, Mwenya Kabwe and Jay Pather. The judges were Mark Coetzee, N'Goné Fall and RoseLee Goldberg. The cash prize winners were Araminta de Clermont (photography), Dave Robertson (photography), Jessica Gregory and Zen Marie (video installation), Christopher Swift (mixed media) and Hasan and Husain Essop (photography).

Artists include Gordon Froud, David Koloane, Michael MacGarry, Brett Murray, Cameron Platter, Helen Sebidi, Jaco Sieberhagen, Ed Young and Dale Yidelman.

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.
Perryer (S.) ed. ART SOUTH AFRICA, vol. 2, issue 3, autumn 2004
87 pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2004. R70
Includes Rory Bester on Claudette Schreuder, Ivor Powell on Guy Tillim, Ashraf Jamal on Conrad Botes, Andrew Lampbrecht on Cape Town "Flash" artists Ed Young, Vuyisa Nyamenda & Cameron Platter, and Fred de Vries on Lesego Rampolokeng.
Public Eye PROJECTS, 1999-2002
39 pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2002. OUT OF PRINT
Public Eye, founded in 1999, is a collection of Cape Town based artists and cultural activists who initiate and manage art projects in the public arena. Members include Brett Murray, Sue Williamson, Kevin Brand and Lisa Brice.
Rosenthal (S.) curator & ed. ROBIN RHODE, walk off
183 pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, Ostfildern, 2007. R425
Catalogue of the exhibition, Haus der Kunst, Munich, September 2007 - January 2008.

Includes the essays, "Walk Off" by Stephanie Rosenthal & "Smudger" by André Lepecki, as well as "Wait a Minute, This Is Heineken, This Should Be Black Label...", a conversation between Thomas Boutoux & Robin Rhode.

Performance artist Robin Rhode was born in 1976 in Cape Town. He now lives and works in Berlin, Germany.
Salley (R.J.) curator THE EXUBERANCE PROJECT, exhibition
20 pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. OUT OF PRINT
This exhibition formed part of "The Exuberance Project", convened by Raél Jero Salley and Jay Pather and presented by the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) as part of the UCT Africa Month celebrations. The weekend event, which consisted of a symposium, performances, exhibitions, panel discussions and film screenings, sought to investigate "what is abundant, enthusiastic, overflowing, unrestrained and joyful in contemporary creative and performing arts of Africa". Raél Jero Salley

Artists who participated include Tracey Rose, George Mahashe, Mohau Modisakeng and Zanele Muholi.
Schoonmaker (T.) curator STREET LEVEL, Mark Bradford, William Cordova and Robin Rhode
82 pp., colour illus., paperback, Durham, 2007. OUT OF STOCK
Catalogue of the exhibition, Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina,2007.

Includes the essay, "Robin Rhode: hitting the pavement" by Isolde Brielmaier.

Robin Rhode was born in Cape Town in 1976 and lives and works in Berlin.
Seethal (R.) ed. VOICES, a compilation of testimonials: African artists living and working in Cape Town and surrounds
79pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town , 2011. R190
A collection of stories by immigrant African artists living in Cape Town.
Simbao (R.) curator MAKING WAY, ukuvul'indlela, contemporary art from South Africa & China
65pp., b/w & colour illus., spiral-bound + 16pp. booklet "Making Way Performances" loosely inserted, No Place, 2012. OUT OF PRINT
Catalogue of the exhibition, National Arts Festival, Grahamstown 2012.

South African artists include Athi-Patra Ruga, Brent Meistre, Gerald Machona, James Webb, Kudzanai Chiurai, Randolph Hartzenberg,and Thenjiwe Nkosi.

Includes the essay, "Making Way: opening up the road", by Ruth Simbao.
Smith (K.) BRIDGET BAKER, but being a sensible woman, she subdued her terrors and turned over and went to sleep again
38 pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2006. OUT OF PRINT
Published on the occasion of the exhibition, "But being a sensible woman, she subdued her terrors and turned over and went to sleep again", photographic stills projects developed by Bridget Baker presented at João Ferreira Gallery, Cape Town, 2006.

Includes the essay, "Grass Grows From the Middle" by Kathryn Smith.
279 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2009. R480
A comprehensive survey of the Handspring Puppet Company's work in adult puppet theatre. The book explores their productions and provides insights into their philosophy of puppetry and their technical innovations. Founded by Basil Jones and Adrian Kohler in 1981 the Handspring Puppet Company have produced plays and operas including "Woyzeck on the Highveld", "Confessions of Zeno" and "Ubu and the Truth Commission", and collaborated with many different artists. including William Kentridge. They have won numerous awards, including the Olivier, Evening Standard and Critics' Circle Awards for the puppets created for the stage version of Michael Morpurgo's "War Horse" commissioned by the National Theatre in London.

Contributions include "Thinking Through Puppets" by Adrian Kohler,
"In Dialogue", in which Jane Taylor interviews William Kentridge about his collaborations with the Handspring Puppet Company,
"Faustean Handsprung Notes. Broken. Battered. Brought.", a poem by Lesego Rampolokeng,
"A Matter of Life and Death: the function of malfunction in the work of Handsprung Puppet Company" by Gerhard Marx, and
"Puppetry and Authorship" by Basil Jones.
Thomson (G.) comp.& Sichel (A.) ed. FNB DANCE UMBRELLA 20 YEARS ON, two decades of contemporary choreography and dance
59 pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, (Johannesburg), 2007. OUT OF PRINT
Programme for the 20th annual FNB Dance Umbrella, Johannesburg, 2007.

Includes essays by director Georgina Thomson and comments by perfomers Peter van Heerden, Steven Cohen and Elu, Vincent Mantsoe, Alfred Hinkel, Gary Gordon, and many others.

Photographs by John Hogg.
van den Berg (C.) & Pather (J.) curators SPIER CONTEMPORARY 2007, exhibition & awards, December 2007 - December 2008
268 pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, Cape Town, 2007. OUT OF PRINT
Catalogue of the national travelling exhibition launched at Spier Estate outside Stellenbosch, December 2007-February 2008.

In February 2007 South African artists were invited to submit works in all categories of the visual arts: painting, sculpture, video, photography and performance. The selection panel included Thembinkosi Goniwe and Virginia MacKenny and the curatorial team included Clive van den Berg, Jay Pather, Churchill Madikida and Kadiatou Diallo.

The exhibition of 120 artworks by 92 artists inlcudes work by Sanell Aggenbach, Brett Bailey, Kevin Brand, Marco Cianfanelli, Steven Cohen, Wilma Cruise, Gavin Younge, Abrie Fourie, Thando Mama, Zanele Muholi, Brett Murray, Kathryn Smith, Doreen Southwood, Jeremy Wafer, Sue Williamson, Dale Yudelman, Manfred Zylla, and many others.

The judges were N'Goné Fall, Clive Kellner and Predag Pajdic chose six winning artists: Abrie Fourie for his photographs, Chuma Sopotela, Mwenya Kabwe and Kenang wa Lehulere for their performance "U nyamo alunampumto", Bettina Malcomess, Rene Holleman and Linda Stupart for their performance "Wrong Side of the River Tour", Nina Barnett and Robyn Nesbitt for their video "Warcry", Andrew Putter for his video installation "Secretly I will love you more", and Peter van Heerden for his performance "Flowers of my Flesh" The seventh prize, designed as a peoples' choice award, was won by Justin Fiske for his installation, 14-kundalini.

Includes the essays, "Reflections on Uneven Ground" by Thembinkosi Goniwe,
"Colonialism, Postcolonialism, and Transculturation: remaking the notion of 'center' and 'periphery'" by Zine Magubane,
"Vulnerabilities" by Deborah Posel,
"Some Traditional, Some Contemporary in Some African Visual Art Practices" by Bisi Silva,
"'skulls, bubbles and art of optimism" by David Brodie, and
"The Grass is Singing: a note on performance in South Africa" by Roselee Goldberg.
van Rensburg (S.J.) curator YOUNG ARTIST'S PROJECT 2005/6, Colleen Alborough, Dineo Seshee Bopope, Bronwyn Lace, Peter van Heerden
30 pp., colour illus., paperback, Durban, 2006. OUT OF PRINT
The Young Artist's Project (YAP), hosted by the KZNSA Gallery in Durban and curated by Storm Janse van Rensburg, funds four solo projects every year. The project focuses on new, site-specific work in installation, video, new media and/or performance. A catalogue is produced at the end of the year and includes essays by young writers invited to interpet the participants' work. The 2005/6 cycle of YAP presented "Keep It To Yourself", a installation by Dineo Bopape, "Night Journey" by Colleen Alborough, a work performed through text, video, installation and sound, the installation "1.618" by Bronwyn Lace, and Peter van Heerden's performance piece, "Bok".
319 pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback, d.w., New York, 2009. OUT OF PRINT
Foreword by Nadine Gordimer.
Appreciation by Elton John.

This book documents the work of nearly one hundred South African artists working in every medium from painting and sculpture to video and performance art over the last 40 years. Lavishly illustrated with biographical information on each artist.

Includes the essays "'Better Lives', Marginal Selves: framing the current reception of contemporary South African art" by Okwui Enwezor, and "Art and Life in South Africa 1968 to 2008" by Sue Williamson.
Wilson-Goldie (K.) et al. ART CITIES OF THE FUTURE, 21st century avant-gardes
336 pp., 4to., maps, b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., London & New York, 2013. R884
Twelve international curators each selected eight artists to represent the avant-garde of their particular city. The artistic centres represented include Johannesburg and Lagos.

"Each chapter begins with an introduction to the title city, including a brief background on it's artistic and political history in recent decades, and a taste of the conversations taking place there now. The subsequent artist profiles sketch a dynamic and intergenerational portrait of a set of colleagues working under common conditions, with concerns that range from the personal to the political to the global" from the preface.

Tracy Murinik is the curator of the chapter on Johannesburg. The artists she selected are Zander Blom, Dineo Seshee Bopape, Nicholas Hlobo, Moshekwa Langa, Serge Alain Nitegeka, Tracey Rose, Minnette Vári and Kemang Wa Luhulere.
Zaayman (C.) curator JOZI & THE (M)OTHER CITY,
44 pp., colour illus., paperback, DVD, Cape Town, 2008. OUT OF STOCK
Catalogue of the exhibition, Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, 2008.

Artists and writers were invited to make work or produce writing specifically around Johannesburg and Cape Town.

Includes work by Nicola Grobler, James Webb, Stephen Hobbs, Marcus Neustetter, Johan Thom, Nathaniel Stern, Ralph Borland and Carine Zaayman, an essay, "Postcards from the Edge: representations of Cape Town and Johannesburg", by Svea Josephy and a short story, "Turbulence", by Sean O'Toole.

Includes a DVD documentary of the project, with interviews with the artists and writers involved.