New Arrivals 17th to 23rd of January 2014
the colour of light
47 pp., colour illus., paperback,
Catalogue of the exhibition of paintings, Johans Borman Fine Art, Cape Town, 2013.
Philip Barlow was born in 1968 in Pietermaritzburg. He lives and works in Cape Town.
Daly (J.) illus. & text
THE RED MONKEY DOUBLE HAPPINESS BOOK,
112 pp., colour illus., hardback,
Two comics featuring Red Monkey: "The Leaking Cello Case" and "John Wesley Harding". "The Leaking Cello Case" was serialised in 2002-2003, and published as a book in 2003.
Joe Daly was born in London in 1979 (to South African parents) and moved to South Africa in 1980. He lives in Cape Town where he works as a commercial illustrator and cartoonist.
Goldblatt (D.) photo. & van Niekerk (P.) & Goldblatt (B.) text
THE TRANSPORTED OF KWANDEBELE,
a South African odyssey
79 pp., oblong 4to., maps, illus., hardback, d.w.,
Originally published to accompany a travelling exhibition which opened at Aperture's Burden Gallery, New York, 1989.
"The Transported" documents the plight of a group of black workers who, at 2:40 every morning, began their bus journey from KwaNdebele, one of the "homelands" in apartheid South Africa, to their jobs in Pretoria, often only arriving home after 22:00. The photographs were taken in the mid 1980s.
Introduction by David Goldblatt. Includes a series of statements based on interviews with five bus drivers by Brenda Goldblatt, in which they speak of life on the buses and in KwaNdebele. Includes the essay, "The Bus Stop Republic" by South African journalist Philip van Niekerk.
Jamal (A.) ed.
ART SOUTH AFRICA,
African power station, volume 12, issue 02, December 2013
123 pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback,
"Censorship" by Anna Stielau
"Die Antwoord" by Steve Purple
"Wangechi Mutu, The End of Eating Everything" by A.M.Weaver
"El Anatsui: irradiance, wisdom, weight" by Elizabeth Harney
"Africa Outside the Ghetto" by Liese van der Watt
"Hiatus in Harare" by Wendy Gers
"A Pristine Land Interrupted, Windhoek, Namibia" by Alexandra Dodd
"Aardklop, Potchefstroom" by Ashraf Jamal.
Schadeberg (J.) photo.
272 pp., 4to., illus., paperback,
Foreword by Laura Serani.
Preface by Albie Sachs.
Jűrgen Schadeberg's compilation of six decades of his photographic work in South Africa, from the early 1950s to 2008, with commentaries.
Jürgen Schadeberg was born in Berlin in 1931. He moved to South Africa in 1950 and joined Drum magazine as official photographer. He photographed daily life among the black community and documented many historic events, including the 1952 Defiance Campaign, the 1956 Treason Trial, the Sophiatown removals, and the Sharpeville funeral of 1960. He photographed many prominent South Africans, including Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Oliver Tambo, Trevor Huddleston and Govan Mbeki, and the Fifties jazz legends Dolly Rathebe, Kippie Moeketsi, Thandi Klaasen and Miriam Makeba. In 1959, Schadeberg left Drum to become a freelancer. He was part of an expedition led by Professor Phillip V. Tobias to study the San - these images, published in "The Kalahari Bushmen Dance" (1982). Forced to leave the country in 1964 he lived abroad until 1984, when returned to South Africa. He continues to work as a photo-journalist and documentary filmmaker.
Tone (L.) ed.
320 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w.,
Originally published in Brazil in Portuguese to accompany the travelling exhibition that opened at Instituto Moreira Salles, Rio de Janeiro, in October 2012.
Includes the essays:
"William Kentridge's Present Continuous" by Lilian Tone
"William Kentridge, a reanimated artist" by Kate McCrickard
and commentaries by William Kentridge.
Lilian Tone is a writer and curator at The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Kate McCrickard is a British artist and writer based in Paris. She is the author of "William Kentridge" (2012).