New Arrivals 3rd to 9th of October 2015

ASHA ZERO, Numbers
37pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, London, 2012. R200
Catalogue of the exhibition, Pertwee Anderson & Gold, London, and 34FineArt, Cape Town, 2012.

Includes the essays:
"Virtual Landscapes" and "Asha Zero and the Acts of Cancellation" by Sanford Shaman
"Introduction to Micro Cluster Picnic" by Shane de Lange
"Asha Zero Macro Soda Text Hits" and "Better Left Unsaid" by Antoinette du Plessis
"Fragments of Memory: Asha Zero and the walking dream" by Gus Silber.

Asha Zero was born in 1975 in Johannesburg. He now lives and works in Cape Town.
Nettleton (A.) curator & ed. BEADWORK, ART AND THE BODY, dilo tse dintshil/ abundance
151pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R380
Published to accompany the exhibition, Wits Art Museum, Johannesburg, 2015.

"'Beadwork, Art and the Body: dilo tse dintshi/ abundance' refutes, in its modest manner, many of the abundant erroneous assumptions and misconceptions. More importantly, it does so in a manner that correctly reduces its acts of revision to a secondary preoccupation. Its primary concern - thematically, aesthetically and historically - is to celebrate beadwork in very profound ways" Bhekizizwe Peterson, from his foreword

Contributions include:
"The Art of Beadwork: the Wits Art Museum collections" and "19th-Century Beaded Histories: tracing the inventions of tradition through the photographic image" by Anitra Nettleton
"Mantle for Royalty: the beadwork of the Nongoma region" by Carol Boram-Hays
"Histories of South Sotho Beadwork" by David Riep
"Women's Creative Authority: recent shifts in ibandla lamaNazaretha (Shembe) umnqwazi beadwork patterns (c. 1950-2014) by Juliette Leeb-du Toit
"Tsonga Beaded Garments: then and now" by Rayda Becker
"'A New Chapter for Xhosa Beadwork': Laduma Ngxokolo and his promotion of a Xhosa heritage" by Christopher Richards
"Looking Deeply on the Way My Mother Does her Beadwork" by Helene Smuts and Petrus Mahlangu.

Anitra Nettleton is Chair and Director for the Centre for Creative Arts of Africa at the Wits Art Museum. She is also the author of "African Dream Machines, style, identity and meaning of African headrests" and co-editor of "Ten Years of Collecting (1979-1989)" and "Voice-Overs, Wits writings exploring African artworks".
Williams (G.) A CITY REFRACTED,
163pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback, Johannesburg, 2015. R550
A collection of photographs taken in inner city Johannesburg between 2012 and 2015.

Includes the essay, "Sharp=Sharp: Joburg refractions" by Leon de Kock.

In 2013 photographer Graeme Williams was awarded the POPCAP Prize for Contemporary African Photography as well as the Ernest Cole Book Award for the series "A City Refracted".

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