New Arrivals 7th to 13th of November 2013
Pedestrian Paintings, 2007-2011
58 pp., colour illus., paperback,
Catalogue of the travelling exhibition that opened at the University of Stellenbosch Woordefees in March 2011.
Includes the essays:
"'Stains Upon Silence'" by Michael Godby
"Feet Also Feature" by Sally-Ann Murray
"The Picture Stares Back" by Gerhard Schoeman.
Andries Gouws was born in Johannesburg in 1952. He lives in Jamestown, outside Stellenbosch.
Archival Impulse & Poverty Pornography
36 +24 pp, b/w & colour illus., paperback,
This book was published on the occasion of the exhibition, Baudoin Lebon Gallery, Paris, and Gallery MOMO, Johannesburg, 2013.
Ayana Jackson "draws on images sourced from the Duggan Cronin collection created in South Africa, the works of unknown photographers practicing throughout the global south at the time, as well as documentation of reconstructed villages and 'native' performers that were touring in Europe's Human Zoos...The artist's process involves identifying recurring motifs in the original images, interrogating them, performing them and reconstructing them." from pg. 2
Includes the essay, "Forbidden Pleasures, exercises in autophagia" by Achille Mbembe.
Text in French and English.
American photographer and filmmaker Ayana V.Jackson was born in 1977 in Livingston, New Jersey.
Burning the Candle at Both Ends
103 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback,
Published on the occasion of the exhibition, "Ashes to Ashes and Smoke to Dust", University of Johannesburg, 2011-2012.
Includes the essays:
"Life, Loss and Transience in the Work of Diane Victor" by Karen von Veh
"The Shadow Arrives First " by Bronwyn Law-Viljoen.
Diane Victor was born in 1964 in Witbank.
Experimental Ventures into Expanded Painting
44 pp., colour illus., paperback,
Catalogue of the exhibition, NIROX Projects, Johannesburg, 2013.
"The briefing given to the artists was that they were required to produce works on canvas in addition to works which move beyond its frame...the idea is that there is an evident expansion of the artist's painterly project." from curator Tim Leibbrandt's introduction
Artists include Sanell Aggenbach, Tom Cullberg, and Matthew Hindley.
Bickle (B.) curator
TEMPO REAL TIME,
26 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback,
Catalogue of the exhibition, FNB Joburg Art Fair, 2013.
This exhibition presents three of Maputo's young photographers: Filipe Branquinho, Mario Macilau and Mauro Pinto.
McInnes (J.) & Mboweni (M.) curators
Jodi Bieber, Reshma Chhiba, Hannelie Coetzee, Penny George, Gabrielle Goliath, Nadine Hutton, Alison Kearney, Nandipha Mntambo, Zanele Muholi, Diane Victor
47 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback,
Catalogue of the exhibition, Goethe-on-Main, Johannesburg, 2009.
Curators Jacki McInnes and Melissa Mboweni approached a group of South African women artists and invited them to "engage in a dialogue, real or metaphorical, with another woman, or group of women, who is in some way affected by the scenario of domestic violence." from their foreword
This body of work was exhibited in conjunction with National Women's Day, 9th August 2009.
Includes the essay, "Domestic: fragments for discussion" by Jacki McInnes and Melissa Mboweni, and comments on their work by the artists.
Naurattel (C.) & Willemse (E.) eds.
LOOKING BACK WHILE MOVING FORWARDS,
North-West University art collection
174 pp., oblong to., colour illus., hardback,
The catalogue of the North-West University (previously Potchefstroom University) art collection, established over the course of eighty years. Includes work by Maud Sumner, Frans Oerder, Pippa Skotnes, Gregoire Boonzaier, Maggie Laubser, Jackson Hlungwani, Edoardo Villa, Christo Coetzee, Bettie Cilliers-Barnard, Judith Mason-Attwood, Maud Sumner, Walter Battiss, Sam Nhlengethwa, Claudette Schreuders, Marco Cianfanelli, and many others.
"Legacy of a Settler Sublime: landscape as cultural metaphor in selected artworks from the North-West University Art Collection" by Richardt Strydom
"Christo Coetzee: Suid-Afrika se voorste 'avant-garde' kunstenaar" by John Botha
"Walter Battiss" by Nicholas Allen
"'n Narratiewe Luister na Philamon Hlungwani se 'Hihanya hi matimba' (2005)" by Elani Willemse.
Text in English and Afrikaans.
Pillon (S.) curator
FNB JOBURG ART FAIR 2013,
27-29 September, Sandton Convention Centre
191 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback ,
Catalogue of the 2013 Joburg Art Fair, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg.
Artists exhibited include Lien Botha, Jan-Henri Booyens, Tom Cullberg, Stephen Hobbs, Marna Hattingh, Minette Vári, Richard Mudariki, Mário Macilau, Blessing Mgobeni, Ed Young, Ian Grose, Michael Taylor, and William Kentridge.
Galleries exhibiting include Goodman Gallery, Stevenson, Whatiftheworld Gallery, SMAC Art Gallery, Gallery MOMO and Everard Read Gallery.
Tully (A-M.) & Kopping (J.) curators
50 pp., colour illus., paperback,
Catalogue of the exhibition, University of Johannesburg Art Gallery, 2012.
"In these artworks the artistic acts of stitching, pricking, suturing, tearing, rupturing, cutting, embroidering, appliquéing, grafting, spinning and weaving, and a myriad other incarnations of this practice of the ruptured mark, demonstrate the cathartic and prophetic energy of the 'stitch'." pg. 9.
Includes the essay, "The Haunted Stitch: 'Pointure' practices in 'material' contemporary art, a mystic threshold" by curators Jennifer Kopping & Ann-Marie Tully.
Includes work by Stephan Erasmus, Leora Farber, Gordon Froud, Kim Lieberman, Walter Oltmann, Sue Pam-Grant, Gavin Young and Keiskamma Project.
MY BIG FAT GUPTA WEDDING,
cartoons from Mail & Guardian, Sunday Times and The Times
160 pp., illus., paperback,
The annual collection of Jonathan Shapiro's (Zapiro) cartoons, published since 1996.
In 2012 Zapiro received the International Publishers Association (IPA) Freedom to Publish Prize, as well as the Standard Bank Sikuvile Newspaper Journalism Award for Editorial Cartooning. In 2013 he was named as one of City Press's "100 World Class South Africans". He is also being honoured for his contributions to press freedom and social commentary with the renaming of a street in Guguletu, Cape Town, as Zapiro Lane.