New Arrivals 6th to 12th of March 2016
32pp., oblong 4to., colour illus., hardback,
These photographs were taken in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa, 2011-2012. A selection of works from "Graves" was shown at both the German Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2013 and at the Berlin Biennale in 2014.
Includes the essays, "Taking the Battle to the Grave: South Africa's contested sites" and "Ancestors/ Fearing the Shadows" by Santu Mofokeng.
Bester (R.) curator
IT'S ALL VIDEO, VIDEO, VIDEO,
34pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback,
Catalogue of the screening of a selection of videos from the Emile Stipp collection, the Bioscope, Johannesburg, 23 & 24 August 2014.
Includes work by Athi-Patra Ruga, Steven Cohen, Dineo Seshee Bopape and Kudzanai Chiurai.
Fiscaletti (T.) photo.
BETWEEN HOME AND WISDOM,
42pp., colour illus., hardback,
A series of portraits of traditional healers taken in Dunoon, a township on the outskirts of Cape Town, by Italian photographer Tommaso Fiscaletti.
Includes a short interview with the artist conducted by Silvia Conta.
Grendon (P.), Miescher (G.), Rizzo (L.) & Smith (T.) curators
photographs beyond ruins, the old location albums, 1920s-1930s
144pp., 4to., maps, b/w & colour illus., paperback,
Published to accompany the travelling exhibition which opened in Usakos, Namibia, in 2015
The exhibition is created around three private photographic collections owned by four female residents of Usakos, a small town in central Namibia. It focuses on the early 1960s when the apartheid administration forcefully removed African residents out of what was then called the old location into newly built townships. The photographic collections kept by the four women include studio photographs, images of particular location sites and buildings, photographs of mission congregations and school classes, music bands and football teams, as well as many portraits. The exhibition also includes contemporary photographs of Usakos taken by Paul Grendon.
A collaboration between the University of Basel and the University of Namibia, students from both universities participated in the mounting of the exhibitions and worked together on common oral history projects.
Lewis (M.) photo. & Zack (T.) text
TEA AT ANSTEY'S,
book 6/10, Wake Up, This is Joburg, a ten book series of Johannesburg stories
35pp., colour illus., paperback,
Mark Lewis' photographs and Tanya Zack's text document Anstey's, an iconic art deco building in the Johannesburg inner city. Once the tallest residential building in Africa, Anstey's has been part of the various transformations of the inner city. At present, a uniquely mixed community resides in the building.
Nwagbogu (A.) ed.
AFRICA UNDER THE PRISM,
contemporary African photography from LagosPhoto Festival
485pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback,
Published in conjunction with the 2015 LagosPhoto Festival.
Includes work from the LagosPhoto Festivals 2010-2014. Photographers include Viviane Sassen, Jodi Bieber, Daniel Naudé, Kudzanai Chiurai, Mary Sibande and Hans Wilschut.
Popovitch (M.) et al (eds.)
120pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w.,
Photographer and curator Calvin Dondo was born in 1963. He represented Zimbabwe at the 54th Venice Biennale and has exhibited at the Havana Biennale, and Bamako. He has won the Konrad Adenauer Special Press Prize and the Seydoou Keita Prize at Bamako (2007).
Text in English, Dutch, French and German.
AFRICAN FASHION, GLOBAL STYLE,
histories, innovations, and ideas you can wear
315pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback,
Victoria L. Rovine's study of how fashion is manifested in Africa and how Africa is manifested in fashion. She traces the complex networks of influence and inspiration, analysing the work of fashion designers whose work reflects African histories and cultures, and demonstrating that dress styles associated with indigenous cultures can have all the hallmarks of high fashion.
Includes a chapter on fashion design in South Africa.
"This book could be revolutionary. Victoria L. Rovine has provided a map of the African fashion terrain with sustained case studies that provide compelling evidence of the history, resourcefulness, and personal creativity behind African fashion." —Heather Marie Akou, Indiana University Bloomington
"A perceptive and thought-provoking inquiry into indigenous and international African fashion. Victoria L. Rovine demonstrates the relevance and special potential of fashion studies for providing new insights into the complex interconnections of African localities and global systems." —Suzanne Gott, University of British Columbia
"African Fashion, Global Style is a fascinating and important book, based on extensive research and written in a clear, accessible style. Victoria Rovine is one of the world’s greatest authorities on African fashion, and this is unquestionably the single best book on the subject." —Valerie Steele, Director and Chief Curator, The Museum at FIT
"African Fashion, Global Style delivers on its title’s promise. Victoria L. Rovine establishes that modernity is not just a Western phenomenon, and provides examples of conceptual designers and smart consumers on the world’s second largest continent, offering readers new insights and hard data. She confirms that the intriguing topic of fashion is also serious business in Africa." —Joanne B. Eicher, Editor-in-Chief, Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion
Victoria Rovine is Associate Professor of Art History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.