New Arrivals 29th to 4th of June 2020

THE EROTIC DRAWINGS OF ANTON KANNEMEYER, with an essay by Antjie Krog
108pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (2014) 2019. R405
A selection of confrontational and challenging drawings from Anton Kannemeyer's sketchbooks and journals, as well as recent work done for "Loslyf", the Afrikaans version of "Hustler".

Anton Kannemeyer aka Joe Dog, founded Bitterkomix together with Conrad Botes in 1992. Previous books include the anthology "Bitterkomix" (2009), "Pappa in Afrika" (2010), and "Alphabet of Democracy" (2012).
THE EROTIC DRAWINGS OF CONRAD BOTES, with an essay by Anton Kannemeyer
111pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, slipcase, one of an edition limited to 30, Cape Town, 2019. R4025
"The image I originally wanted to have on page 77 of this book was censored by the printers, because I was told, that what they had seen on page 77 was unacceptable. If it was not replaced I was worned, there would be a strike and then a riot.With deadlines looming and a date set for an exhibition and book launch I agreed to replace the image against my better judgement.Wanting to let the censored image see the light of day, I have made a limited edition of 30 books that include the censored image as a silkscreen print.The print on the following page is a five color silkscreen handprinted by Wim Legrand of Black River Studio." Conrad Botes.

The title of the print is "The Good Shepherd" and it is signed and numbered by Conrad Botes.

Also available in an ordinary edition without the print @ R575
Bajorek (J.) UNFIXED, photography and decolonial imagination in West Africa
328pp., illus., paperback, Durham & London, 2020. R625
Jennifer Bajorek traces the relationship between photography and decolonial political imagination in Francophone West Africa in the years leading up to and following independence from French colonial rule in 1960.

“With intimate ethnography, urgent activism, and an intriguing mix of methodological and theoretical tools, Jennifer Bajorek presents a compelling set of arguments about photography's critical role in producing new publics with their own forms of political imagination and civic consciousness. Her book is an absolute pleasure to read and leaves readers with tantalizing possibilities for future scholarship in other sites at the reaches of the French colonial sphere.” Elizabeth Harney, co-editor of Mapping Modernisms: art, indigeneity, colonialism

Jennifer Bajorek is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Visual Studies at Hampshire College and Research Associate in the VIAD Research Centre, Faculty of Art, Design, and Architecture at the University of Johannesburg. She is the author of Counterfeit Capital: poetic labor and revolutionary irony.
Nel (K.) & Martin (O.) curators WILLIAM KENTRIDGE, Why Should I Hesitate, Sculpture
327pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, Cape Town & London, 2019. R1495
Published on the occasion of the exhibition, Norval Foundation, Cape Town, August 2019 - July 2020.

The exhibition, which covers a range of new and historical artworks produced over the last two decades, was hosted simultaneously in two parts, alongside Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa's Why Should I Hesitate: Putting Drawings To Work.

Contributions include:
"Seven Keys to Kentridge" by David Freedberg
"Off-the-cuff to Monumental, William Kentridge, a sculpture chronology" by Karel Nel.

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