Browsing Category Grafitti, Murals & Street Art

Beckwith (C.) & Fischer (A.) AFRICAN CEREMONIES, the concise edition
400 pp., 4to., map, colour illus., hardback, d.w., New York, 2002. R760
Includes chapters on the Swazi reed dance, Ndebele nuptials, Himba marriage and Himba healing.

Includes a CD of traditional and ceremonial African music recorded by David Bradnum
du Plessis (A.) & Loots (A.) MOTEL 7, tears and castles
29 pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2009. OUT OF PRINT
Catalogue of the exhibition, 34 Long Fine Art, Cape Town, 2009.

Motel 7 is the pseudonym of a young artist who has been active in the grafitti and street art scene in and around Cape Town for the past five years. She was born in 1987 in Cape Town.

Includes the essays, "Motel 7 on the Move" and "Streets and Gender" by Antoinette du Plessis, and
"Tears and Castles - a gallerist's view" by Andries Loots.
Enwezor (O.), Hassan (S.M.) & Okeke-Agulu (C.) eds. NKA, journal of contemporary African art, number 28, spring 2011
159 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Ithaca, 2011. R195
Nka is published twice a year and features scholarly articles, reviews of exhibitions, book and film reviews and roundtables.

This issue includes:
"A Vigil of Departure, Louis Khehla Maqhubela - his life and work (1960-2010) by Marilyn Martin
"Probing White Guilt, Pursuing White Redemption, WIlliam Kentridge's '9 Drawings of Projection'" by Peter Erickson
"William Kentridge's Activist Uncertainty During and After Apartheid" by Terry Smith
"Paul Emmanuels 'Transitions', the white South African male in process" by Pamela Allara,
"'Zwelethu Mthethwa, Inner Views'", a review of the exhibition at Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, by Susanna Newbury.
20 pp., illus., paperback, Durban, (2007). R95
Catalogue of the exhibition, Durban Art Gallery, 2007.

Examines the history of the old colonial street names in Durban and investigates the people and events behind the new names. The exhibition consists of Peter Machen's presentation of his archival research on the old and proposed new names, as well as work by the Imvunge Street Photographers and an installation by local graffiti artists.
Magubane (Peter) photo. & Klopper (S.) text AMANDEBELE,
152 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Johannesburg, 2005. R300
Documents Ndebele traditions, rituals, rites of passage, mural art and beadwork.
290 pp., colour illus., hardback, Pretoria, 2002. R325
Includes images of mural art in Cape Town, Durban & Johannesburg.
Merrett (J.) ed. PUBLIC SPACE, volume one - stencil graffiti
48 pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2004. R57
A publication promoting all forms of street art and its culture. This volume focuses on stencil grafitti.

Includes interviews with Cape Town street artists known as "Paint Drip Risks", "Uturn Project", "No Respect" and "Supa" and photographs of stencil art seen on the streets of the city.
Olckers (M.) PAINTING CAPE TOWN, graffiti from South Africa
276 pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R490
Matthew Olckers discusses the graffiti subculture in Cape Town, and interviews twenty-nine of the most prominent graffiti artists, including Faith47 and Motel7.
Seidman (J.) RED ON BLACK, the story of the South African poster movement
237 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2007. R410
Documents the history and use of graphics and posters in the struggle against apartheid.

Foreword by Keorapetse Kgositsile.
Suter (E.) photo. & Caradoc-Davies (T.) text SHARP SHARP, South Africa, street style
285 pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. OUT OF PRINT
A collection of photographs of fashion, hand-painted signs, advertisements, and grafitti, taken on the streets of South Africa by Ed Suter.
Waddacor (C.) GRAFFITI, South Africa
192pp., oblong 4to., colour illus., hardback, Atglen, 2014. R855
Photographer Cale Waddacor documents contemporary urban graffiti and street art in Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Durban, Johannesburg, Pretoria and Kimberley.

Includes interviews with Mak1one, Faith47, Falko, Gift, OptOne, Dreadr, Mars, Myza420, Rasty, as well as quotes by many other artists.