New Arrivals 4th to 10th of July 2017

De Becker (L.) & Nettleton (A.) eds. ACTIVATE/ CAPTIVATE, collections re-engagement at Wits Art Museum
192pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R340
"This publication discusses the many ways the tertiary education community of Gauteng has interacted with the permanent collection of African art at Wits Art Museum since its official re-opening in 2012." from the inside front cover

Published on the occasion of the exhibition, Wits Art Museum (WAM), Johannesburg, 2015.

Contributions include:
"What's in the Storerooms? Unpacking the genesis and growth of the Wits Art Museum collections" by Julia Charlton
"Valuing the Art of Handcraft: engaging creatively with the African art collections at Wits Art Museum" by Walter Oltmann
"Talking Authenticity: museum and flea market works in teaching African art art Wits" by Anitra Nettleton
"Silence in the Storerooms" by Laura De Becker
"'The absence of models is an occupational hazard'" by Joni Brenner and Stacey Vorster.

Anitra Nettleton is Director and Chair of the Centre for the Creative Arts (CCAA) and Academic Head at WAM. Her other books include "African Dream Machines: style identity and meaning of African headrests".
Laura De Becker was an Andrew W Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at WAM from 2013-2015. She is currently the Helmut and Candis Stern Associate Curator of African Art at the University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, USA.
Ginsburg (J.) et al OFF THE WALL, an 80th birthday celebration with Linda Givon
105pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, d.w., Johannesburg, 2016. R640
Published on the occasion of the exhibition of Linda Givon's private art collection, Wits Art Museum, Johannesburg, 2016.

Contributions include:
"All Done Unsaid" by Josh Ginsburg and James Webb
"Off the Wall: an 80th birthday celebration with Linda Givon" by Julia Charlton and Fiona Rankin-Smith
"Memories and Mislaid Moments" by Linda Givon
"An Emissary for Change" by Sean O'Toole
"Queen Asteroa" by Melissa Goba.

Includes works by William Kentridge, David Goldblatt, Santu Mofokeng, Dumile Feni, Kendell Geers, Mikhael Subotzky, Robert Hodgins, Moshekwa Langa, and Johannes Segogela.

Linda Givon (née Goodman) founded the Goodman Gallery in Johannesburg in 1966. Artists she represented included Dumile Feni, Norman Catherine, Ezrom Legae, Sydney Kumalo, Cecil Skotnes, William Kentridge, David Goldblatt, Willie Bester, Penny Siopis and Robert Hodgins. She sold the gallery in 2008.

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