New Arrivals 24th to 30th of July 2016

WALTER BATTISS, "I invented myself", The Jack Ginsberg Collection
335pp., oblong 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, Johannesburg, 2016. R1850
Catalogue of the exhibition, Wits Art Museum, Johannesburg, 2014.

The bulk of the exhibition comes from a collection of artworks, books and ephemera collected by Jack Ginsberg over more than 25 years. At the end of the exhibition, the collection will become part of WAM's permanent holdings and form the nucleus of a major Walter Battiss Archive.

Foreword by Julia Charlton.
Includes the essays:
"The Five Lives of Walter Battiss, 'my art celebrates life, love, freedom'" by Warren Siebrits
"Rock Pools and Islands: the imaginative landscape of Walter Battiss, the King of Fook" by Karel Nel
"Figuring Fook, Walter Battiss's Fook Script and the Fook language" by Jack Ginsberg.
Also includes a descriptive bibliography complied by Jack Ginsberg.
Nunn (C.) photo. UNSETTLED, the 100 Year War of Resistance by Xhosa against Boer and Brit
164pp., oblong 4to., illus., paperback, New York, 2015. R550
Cedric Nunn's photo essay attempts to reclaim the lost history of the Xhosa resistance against the colonising forces in the Eastern Cape by engaging with the landscape where the Frontier Wars took place.

Foreword by Zakes Mda. Introduction by Jeff Peires. Afterword by M. Neelika Jayawardane.

Cedric Nunn was born in Nongoma, KwaZulu-Natal in 1957. He moved to Johannesburg in 1982, and became one of the prominent photographers documenting resistance to apartheid. He co-founded Afrapix, a photographic collective that supplied newspapers outside South Africa with images of the struggle, with Paul Weinberg, Peter Mackenzie and Omar Badsha. He was also Director of Market Photo Workshop in Johannesburg from 1998 to 2000. In 2011 Nunn was awarded the first First National Bank Joburg Art Fair Award.

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