New Arrivals 10th to 16th of October 2017

Beil (R.) & Ruhkamp (U.) eds. PIETER HUGO, Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
303pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Munich, 2017. R865
Published in conjunction with the exhibition, Kunsmuseum Wolfsburg, 2017.

The exhibition and book include photographs from each of Pieter Hugo's major series, from "Looking Aside" (2003-2006) to "Flat Noodle Soup Talk (2015-2016).

Also includes text by Pieter Hugo and the essays, "On the Power of the Eccentric View, Pieter Hugo's post-colonial theatrum mundi" by Ralf Beil and "Pieter Hugo, Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea" by curator Uta Ruhkamp.
Feni (M.) photo. A DRAIN ON OUR DIGNITY, an insider's perspective
91pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R250
A collection of photographs that document water and sanitation conditions in informal settlements and amongst the homeless in and around Cape Town. All the photographs were taken between 2013 and 2016.

Includes a short essay by Ilze Wollf, environmental architect and co-director of Wolff Architects

Masixole Feni was born in 1987 in Cape Town, grew up in an orphanage, and currently lives as a 'backyard dweller' in the Mfuleni settlement near Khayelitsha. He was introduced to photography at a young age by the late Garth Stead and his Icon Photography Group, and through Jenny Altschuler's 1999 Drumming Photography Workshops at the Iziko SA Museum.
Knight (N.) & Jacobson (L.) THE BIG PICTURE, an art-o-biography
195pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R400
Part memoir, part art history, this book chronicles Natalie Knight's life, her years at the Natalie Knight Gallery in Hyde Park, Johannesburg (1980-1995), where she exhibited international art and promoted little-known black artists, and her work as a consultant and curator. She is renowned as a collector and documentor of Ndebele and Shangaan art and received the Lifetime Achiever Award for Africa for contributions to art and culture.

Lana Jacobson is also the author of "Unstoppable, the Natalie Knight story".
Taylor (J.) WILLIAM KENTRIDGE, being led by the nose
163pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, Chicago, 2017. R695
A behind-the-scenes look at William Kentridge's stagings of Dmitri Shostakovich's "The Nose" at the Metropolitan Opera in 2010 and 2013.

"This is an extraordinarily intrepid and lucid book. The fit between Taylor and Kentridge is so invigorating it may as well be unprecedented. Rarely has a major living artist found so engaged and lively a commentator." Garrett Stewart, author of "Closed Circuits: screening narrative surveillance"

"Brave, inventive, and intellectrally exciting, 'William Kentridge' not only reveals the playfulness and rigor of Kentridge's aesthetic processes but manages the rare feat of capturing a certain spirit - one that is normally graspable only when one views a work of art itself or watches a live performance." Jessica Dubow, University of Sheffield

Jane Taylor is the Andrew W. Mellon Chair of Aesthetic Theory and Material Performance at the University of the Western Cape. Her books include "The Transplant Men", "Of Wild Dogs" and "Ubu and the Truth Commission".

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