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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.