New Arrivals 25th to 31st of July 2013
The Carnival (no dogs allowed)
20 pp., illus., paperback,
Catalogue of the exhibitions of laser cut mild steel sculptures, Artspace Gallery, Johannesburg, 2013.
Jaco Sieberhagen was born in 1961 in Victoria West. He lives in Hermanus.
Bosland (J.) co-ordinator
TRADE ROUTES REVISITED,
a project marking the 15th anniversary of the second Johannesburg Biennale
191 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback,
"Trade Routes Revisited" - a series of three exhibitions and this publication - reflects on the seminal second Johannesburg Biennale, "Trade Routes: history and geography", organised by Okwui Enwezor in 1997.
The book includes current reflections by some of those involved in the 1997 Biennale, including artistic director Okwui Enwezor, artists Isaac Julien, Angela Ferreira, Olafur Eliasson, Jo Ractliffe, Sue Williamson, and William Kentridge, exhibition curator Colin Richards, and catalogue and conference co-ordinator Rory Bester, as well as reports and reviews on the 1997 and the 2012 exhibitions by Hazel Friedman, Brenda Atkinson, Sean O'Toole and Anthea Buys.
Also included are the three 2012 Trade Routes Revisited exhibitions:
"Trade Routes Over Time", curated by Joost Bosland, with work by, amongst others, Angela Ferreira, Jo Ractliffe, Penny Siopis and Odili Donald Odita
"If A Tree..." curated by Clare Butcher, with work by, amongst others, Dineo Seshee Bopape, Paul Edmunds, Simon Gush, Nicholas Hlobo, Colin Richards, Robin Rhode, James Beckett, Kemang Wa Lehulere, and Lerato Shadi
"Fiction as Fiction (Or, A Ninth Johannesburg Biennale), curated by Joost Bosland, with work by, amongst others, Dineo Seshee Bopape, Peter Clarke, Angela Ferreira, Nicholas Hlobo, Robin Rhode, Penny Siopis, and Kemang Wa Lehulere.
Heseltine (B.) photo. & Newbury (D.) ed.
1950's Cape Town revisited, photographs by Bryan Heseltine
191 pp., 4to., map, b/w & colour illus., paperback,
Foreword by Amanda Hopkinson.
A collection of photographs taken in and around Cape Town in the late 1940s and early 1950s by Bryan Heseltine, published here for the first time. The photographs were taken in Windermere, Langa, Nyanga, the Bo-Kaap and District Six.
Includes the essays:
"Travelling Photographic Histories: from Cape Town to London, and back" by Darren Newbury
"Windermere People: sensing past places through images and words" by Sean Field
"Perceiving the Segregated City: representations of Cape Town and its people in the era of segregation" by Vivian Bickford-Smith.
Bryan Heseltine was born in 1923 near Addo in the Eastern Cape. Educated in England, he returned to Cape Town in 1940 and worked as a photographer, setting up his own business. In 1952 he left South Africa and settled permanently in England.
Darren Newbury is Professor of Photography at Birmingham Institute of Art and Design, Birmingham City University. He is the author of "Defiant Images: photography and apartheid South Africa" (2009). He curated the exhibition, "People Apart: Cape Town survey 1952. Photographs by Bryan Heseltine" at the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford, July 2011-January 2012.
Kasfir (S.L.) & Förster (T.) eds.
AFRICAN ART AND AGENCY IN THE WORKSHOP,
410 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback,
A collection of essays on the role of the workshop in the creation of African art.
"...compelling case studies demonstrate how African workshops have long mediated collective expression and individual imagination. In their nuanced contextualization of 'the workshop' across cultural, geographical, and temporal diversities, the editors frame apprenticeship, cultural constructions of creativity, pragmatic materiality, and phenomenologies of production as no Africanist art historians have done before, and in ways applicable anywhere in the world." Allen Roberts, University of California, Los Angeles
"Grace Dieu Mission in South Africa: defining the modern art workshop in Africa" and "Frank McEwan and Joram Maringa: patron and artist in the Rhodesian Workshop School setting, Zimbabwe" by Elizabeth Morton
"An Artist's Notes on the Triangle Workshops, Zambia and South Africa" by Namubiru Rose Kirumira and Sidney Littlefield Kasfir
"Stitched-up Women, Pinned-down Men: gender politics in Weya and Mapula needlework, Zimbabwe and South Africa" by Brenda Schmahmann
"Working on the Small Difference: notes on the making of sculpture in Tengenenge, Zimbabwe" by Christine Scherer
"Artesãos da Nossa Pátria: Makonde blackwood sculptors, cooperatives, and the art of socialist revolution in postcolonial Mozambique" by Alexander Bortolot
"Lewanika's Workshop and the Vision of Lozi Arts, Zambia" by Karen E.Milbourne.
Sidney Littlefield Kasfir is Professor Emerita of Art History at Emory University. She is the author of "African Art and the Colonial Encounter".
Till Förster is Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Basel.