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Brown (C.) curator HOME AND AWAY, a return to the south, an exhibition of the Ifa Lethu and Art Against Apartheid Collections
120 pp., colour illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2010. R250
Catalogue of the exhibition, Constitution Hill, Johannesburg, 2010.

The exhibition shows a body of work created during the apartheid years of 1948 to 1990. The Ifa Lethu Foundation, formed in 2005 with the aim of repatriating artworks made during this ti
Election Poster MANDELA FOR PRESIDENT,
58 cm wide x 82 cm long, colour poster, (Johannesburg), 1994. OUT OF PRINT
The ANC's 1994 election poster, on board, with two holes top and bottom for hanging on poles, which do not affect the image of Nelson Mandela's face.
Kentridge (William) WILLIAM KENTRIDGE, preparing the flute
poster, one of an edition of 200, signed by the artist, Johannesburg, 2005. OUT OF PRINT
Poster advertising the exhibition at The Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, on Kentridge's production of "The Magic Flute" in Bruselles in 2005
Miescher (G.) & Henrichsen (D.) AFRICAN POSTERS, a catalogue of the poster collection in the Basler Afrika Bibliographien
301 pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback, Basel, 2004. R625
Includes posters by liberation movements like SWAPO, ANC, ZANU and FRELIMO, solidarity and anti-apartheid posters, election posters from Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Mozambique, as well as posters focusing on nation building, awareness and health, religious posters and posters advertising cultural events in these countries.
Miescher (G.), Rizzo (L.) & Silvester (J.) eds. POSTERS IN ACTION, visuality in the making of an African nation
256 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Basel, 2009. R795
"This publication is the result of six years of collaborative work based on the research and documentation of the two large collections of Namibian posters held at the National Archives of Namibia (ANA) and the Basler Afrika Bibliographien (BAB) in Switzerland." In this volume scholars from both countries argue that these posters "form an important part of Namibia's heritage in the field of visual history, and that the historical posters in these collections played a crucial role in shaping the visual representation of Namibia"

Contributions include "Posters, T-shirts and Placards: images and popular mobilisation in Rundu during the liberation struggle" by Kletus Likuwa and Bertha Nyambe,
"Images of the Cassinga Massacre - contested visualities" by Nadja Borer,
"'Strictly Members Only'- the circulation of SWAPO posters in northern Namibia during the liberation struggle" by Martha Akawa, and
"'The Struggle is Futile' - a short overview of anti-SWAPO visual propaganda" by Jeremy Silvester.
Nel (Hylton) A CONVERSATION WITH HYLTON NEL,
85 x 59 cm, colour poster, Cape Town, 2003. R185
Poster of the exhibition, Michael Stevenson Contemporary, Cape Town, 2003.
The image on this page is a detail from the poster of one of Hylton Nel's plates.
Oliphant (A.W.) et. al. eds. DEMOCRACY X, marking the present/ re-presenting the past
329 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, Pretoria, 2004. R500
Introduction by Andries Walter Oliphant, Peter Delius & Lalou Meltzer.

Essays include "South African Pottery: past and present" by Simon Hall, "Make-overs of Two Women: illustrated history and gender bias" by Helen Bradford, "Creating Beauty In, and Between, Two Worlds: contextualising the art of South Africa's migrant labourers" by Fiona Rankin-Smith & Sandra Klopper, "The Role of Art in the Liberation Struggle" by Sipho Mdanda, "Film and Democracy in South Africa" by Michael Dearham, "Media in the Mix" by Guy Berger, "The State of the Arts in Post-apartheid South Africa" by Lynee Maree, "The Rights and Status of the Artist in the First Ten Years of South Africa's Democracy" by Mike van Graan, "A Decade of Cartoons" by Jonathan Shapiro, "Marking Time: the making of the Democracy X exhibition" by Rayda Becker, and much more.

Objects exhibited include pots, sticks, headrests, arm rings, earplugs, shell artefacts, beadwork, Khoe-San rock paintings, earthenware heads found near Lydenburg, artefacts from Great Zimbabwe ruins and posters used during the struggle years.

Also includes sculpture by Jackson Hlungwani, Durant Sihlali, & Johannes Segogela, photographs by Ernest Cole, Bob Gosani, Alf Khumalo, Eli Wienberg & Jurgen Schadeberg, paintings by Gerard Sekoto, as well as work by contemporary artists Robert Hodgins, Jane Alexander, Willie Bester, Gavin Younge, Willem Boshoff, Sam Nhlengethwa, Sue Williamson, William Kentridge, and many others.
Siebrits (W.) curator & text THE RATIONALISM OF NATIONALISM?,
34 pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, Johannesburg, 2008. OUT OF PRINT
Catalogue of the exhibition, Warren Siebrits Modern and Contemporary Art, Johannesburg, 2008.

Warren Siebrits curated an exhibition of works by artists who, in his view, have grappled with the questions: "What drives men to kill one another blindly, in the name of a flag and an ideology? Is there any rationalism in nationalism?" Artists include Kendell Geers, Santu Mofokeng, Paul Stopforth, Jo Ractliffe, Wim Botha and Pieter Hugo. Also includes a collection of hand-printed posters designed and produced by the Nedu Art Ensemble.
Tillim (Guy) JO'BURG, photographs by Guy Tillim
84 x 59 cm, colour poster, Johannesburg, 2005. OUT OF PRINT
Poster for the exhibition, Johannesburg Art Gallery, June 15-July 21, 2005.
[Kries (M.) & Klein (A.) eds.] MAKING AFRICA, a continent of contemporary design
345pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Weil um Rhein, 2015. R1990
Published on the occasion of the travelling exhibiton which opened at the Vitra Design Museum, Weil um Rhein, Germany, in 2015.

"This is a book about the future of Africa and about a new, more open way of understanding design - which means it is also a book about what design can achieve in the 21st century." from the back cover

"Includes the work of over 120 "protagonists of Africa's new creative epoch", including Hannes Barnard, Ian Berry, Jody Brand, Justin Dingwall, Dokter and Misses, Egg Design, Larita Engelbrecht, Harron Gunn-Salie, Porky Hefer, Stephen Hobbs, Imiso Ceramics, Anton Kannemeyer, Michael MacGarry, Phetogo Tshepo Mahasha, Sabelo Mlangeni, Lucinda Mudge, Zanele Muholi, Marcus Neustetter, Jamal Nxedlana, Justin Plunkett, Kabelo Ramasobane, Robin Rhode, Athi-Patra Ruga, Chris Saunders, Gareth Steele, Mikhael Subotzky, Guy Tillim, Siya Ngcobo alias Umlilo, and Leanie van der Vyver from South Africa, Kudzanai Chiurai, Saki Mafundikwa and Sinjdiso Nyoni from Zimbabwe, Martin Joel from Botswana, Kiluanji Kia Henda and Isabel Martins from Angola, and Goncalo Mabunda and Mario Macilau from Mozambique