New Arrivals 10th to 16th of October 2015
Bloemheuvel (M.) & Guldemond (J.) eds.
More Sweetly Play the Dance
112pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback,
Published to accompany the exhibition, EYE Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands, and Lichtsicht-Projection Biennale, Bad Rothenfelde, Germany, 2015.
"More Sweetly Play the Dance" is a 45m-long frieze of moving images, accompanied by music by the African Immanuel Essemblies Brass Band, developed for EYE Museum.
Includes an introduction to the project by curator Jaap Guldemond and "If We Ever Get to Heaven, occasional notes" by William Kentridge.
Brenner (J.) et al
six object biographies
108pp., b/w & colour illus., map, paperback,
A collection of esays about objects in the collection at Wits Art Museum, based on research by postgraduate History of Art students at the University of the Witwatersrand and their lecturers: Joni Brenner, Laura De Becker, Stacey Vorster and Justine Wintjes. This book accompanies the exhibition at the Standard Bank Gallery.
"A particularly exciting and important aspect of this project is the reinvigoration of art history in a South African context. Through the association with Wits Art Museum, students have the privilege of doing original research with objects, of seeking links across disciplines and time-frames, and of finding new paths beyond western-tradition art historical practice" Anonymous peer reviewer
"A Project Against Abstraction" by Joni Brenner, Laura De Becker, Stacey Vorster and Justine Wintjes
"A Pot Full of People: piecing together King Mandume ya Ndemufayo's pot" by Laura De Becker and Susan Middleton
"Guy Tillim: Congo Democratic" by Joni Brenner and Nomcebo Sithole.
Drake (C.) et al curators
THE POETRY IN BETWEEN: SOUTH- SOUTH,
A Poesie entre: Sul-Sul
131pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback,
Catalogue of the exhibition, Goodman Gallery, Cape Town, 2015.
South-South is an ongoing project initiated by Liza Essers and the Goodman Gallery, and presents work by artists in Africa and South America.
This exhibition includes work by Kudzanai Chiurai, Kendell Geers, David Goldblatt, William Kentridge, Moshekwa Langa, Mikhael Subotzky and Patrick Waterhouse and Jeremy Wafer.
Includes an edited transcription of a Skype conversation between the exhibition's curators on three separate continents 25 days before the exhibition began. Also includes the essay, "A Heteronymous Reader, editorial preface/ O Leitor Heterônimo, prefácio editorial" by Clare Butcher and Carolyn H Drake, which discusses "a variety of subjects from different perspEctives on shared issues present in both South Africa and Brazil, but more broadly in the geopolitical south" from pg.8
Text in English and Spanish.
PAPPA IN DOUBT,
92pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback,
Anton Kannemeyer, aka Joe Dog, once again parodies Herge’s "Tintin in the Congo" (1931). The book includes drawings, paintings, prints, and extended comics in which Kannemeyer traces the dawning of his political consciousness as a young white Afrikaans-speaking South African.
Anton Kannemeyer was born in 1967 and lives in Cape Town. He is co-editor with Conrad Botes of the satirical Bitterkomix series, founded in 1992. His previous publications include "The Big Bad Bitterkomix Handbook", "Bitterkomix Annual" (2008), "Pappa in Afrika" (2010), "Alphabet of Democracy" (2010) and "The Erotic Drawings of Anton Kannemeyer" (2014).
Schaschl (S.) ed.
240pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback,
Published on the occasion of William Kentridge's first Swiss solo exhibition at the Museum Haus Konstruktiv in Zürich in 2015. Devoted to his multimedia cycle of works entitled "The Nose", produced while working in his staging of Shostakovich's opera at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. The exhibition also included the video installation "I am not me, the horse is not mine" and a number of little-known sculptures, tapestries and paper works.
Includes the essays:
"The Nose - constructivist and absurd, an introduction" by Sabine Schaschl
"As if for the First Time: doubling and repetitions in the arts of William Kentridge" by Jane Taylor
"I Am not Me, the Horse is not Mine" by William Kentridge.
Text in both English and German.