New Arrivals 26th to 2nd of October 2019

IGSHAAN ADAMS, When Dust Settles
237pp., colour illus., hardback, in cloth envelope, (Cape Town), (2018). R1245
Catalogue of the travelling exhibition, shown for the first time in the Gallery in the Round during the 2018 National Arts Festival in Grahamstown. Igshaan Adams is the 2018 Standard Bank Young Artist for Visual Art.

Essays include:
"Dying and Becoming Through the Art of Igshaan Adams" by Ilhaam Behardien
"Recollections of Conversations at Greatmore Studios" by Jade Gibson
"Art of Existence" by Ala Rabiha Alhourani
"Pasting Over the Holes of My Soul: transformation in the work of Igshaan Adam" by Justin Davy.

Adams was born in 1982 in Cape Town to Muslim parents and was raised by his Christian grandparents in Bonteheuwel on the Cape Flats. A practicing Muslim, he uses his works to comment on identity, religion and sexuality.
MARLENE DUMAS, Myths & Mortals
124pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback, New York, 2018. R1475
Published on the occasion of the exhibition, David Zwirner, New York, 2018.

Contributions include:
"Open", an essay by Claire Messud
Hafid Bouazza's introduction to his Dutch translation of William Shakespeare's poem Venus and Adonis illustrated by Marlene Dumas
"Myths & Mortals", paintings and text by Marlene Dumas.
149pp., colour illus., hardback, Cape Town, 2019. R1495
This catalogue was published on the occasion of the exhibition, Hata, Goodman Gallery, Cape Town, 2019.

Hata is a Shona word that refers to a cushion used to soften the load atop one’s head.

Includes an introduction by Emma Laurence and a conversation between curator Gabi Ngcobo and Misheck Masamvu.

The image used here is "Thigh Lock", one of the paintings from the exhibition.

Misheck Masamvu was born in 1980 in Penhalonga, Zimbabwe. He studied at Atelier Delta in Harare and at the Kunste Akademie in Munich.
WIM BOTHA, Still Life with Discontent
133pp., colour illus., paperback, North Carolina, 2019. R550
Published on the occasion of the exhibition, North Carolina Museum of Art, 2019.

Contributions include:
"To Live Is to Be Marked: thinking through material and meaning in Wim Botha's art" by Alice Gray Stites
"The Classical: nuance and qualifications" by Elizabeth Perrill
"Interview with Wim Botha" by Jennifer Dasal.

Wim Botha was born in 1974 in Pretoria. He lives and works in Cape Town.
Labuscagne (C.) text & Mulligan (L.) illus. EXPLORE!, awesome South African artists
143pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R195
Introduces 44 contemporary South African artists and their work, including Nandipha Mntambo, Penny Siopis, Zander Blom, Andrew Tshabangu, Athi-Patra Ruga, David Koloane, Igshaan Adams, Kemang Wa Lehulere, Robin Rhode, Jo Ractliffe, William Kentridge and Jyoti Mistry.

Suitable for 9-15 year-olds.

Dr Cobi Labuscagne is the director of Artlogic and has been part of the FNB Joburg Art Fair team for the past 11 years. She curates the Nirox Sculpture Fair and the Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair. She lives in Johannesburg.
Photographer, illustrator and filmmaker Lauren Mulligan lives in Johannesburg. In 2017 she was named one of South African's 20 emerging black womxn photographers by Between 10&5.
Murinik (T.) ed. CONSTRUCTURE, 100 years of the JAG building and its evolution of space and meaning
200pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R550
Published to celebrate the centenary of the Johannesburg Art Gallery Lutyens building.

Contributions include interpretive graphic maps by Karin Tan, an introduction by Tracy Murinik, an overview of JAG's history, a historical list of JAG exhibitions from 1910-2015 and more detailed texts on selected exhibitions and projects such as "The Neglected Tradition", "Outside Inside", "Johannesburg Circa Now", "Snagging at the Joints", "Joubert Park Project: 2000-2001" and "The Green Fence".

Essays include:
"Luytens in Joubert Park" by Jillian Carman
"Materialising Identity, Class and Respectability: Joubert Park, Johannesburg as a leisure space, c 1890s-1930" by Louis Grundlingh
"Curatorial as Education: a few notes on the role of education within the context of a museum" by Nontobeko Ntombela
"New Engagements - Old Strategies" by Musha Neluheni
"Shifting Spaces, Publics and Audiences" by Reshma Chhiba.
Palmer (R.) photo. SPOOR,
108pp., colour illus., hardback, d.w., London, 2019. R785
"During several visits to South Africa (2014-2018) I drove along minor roads through the country's nine provinces. My aim was to follow rural rail routes between towns and settlements as closely as possible. From the 550 or so places where I stopped to make pictures, 88 daylight images are presented here in ten series." Roger Palmer

Roger Palmer was born in Portsmouth and has worked as an artist and teacher since the 1970s. He is Emeritus Professor at the Univerity of Leeds where he was Chair of Fine Art from 2005-2012. He lives in Glasgow. In 1987 he was awarded the Bill Brandt Prize for "Precious Metals", his first project in South Africa. His books include Circulation, Jetty and Phosphorescence.
Paul (D.) photo. BROKEN LAND,
103pp., oblong 4to., illus., hardback, Johannesburg, 2019. R380
Daylin Paul won the 2017 Ernest Cole Award for his project called "Broken Land". The photographs were taken in Mpumalanga and document "the cost of extracting and burning coal, an indictment against any notion of 'clean coal' and a testimony to the reality of those living close to the coal." from Paul's foreword

There are nine active fuel burning coal stations in Mpumalanga.

Includes an introduction by Cedric Nunn.

Daylin Paul was born in Overport, Durban, in 1985, and raised in Reservoir Hills and Chatsworth. He started working as a photographer for the Daily Voice", the Cape Times and the Cape Argus before moving to Johannesburg in 2015 to further his practice as a freelance photographer.
Ractliffe (J.) photo. SIGNS OF LIFE,
98pp., illus., hardback, Cape Town, 2019. R865
Published on the occasion of the exhibition, Stevenson, Cape Town, 2019.

Jo Ractliffe introduced the exhibition as follows:
"In 2015 I sustained an injury that altered my life and the way I see things. Consequently, my photography has shifted away from the research-based, extended photo essay, which required lengthy and repeated journeys into the landscape. These days I find myself working in spurts, more spontaneously and responsively, and observing the dynamics that emerge when a collection of apparently disparate images, made without a clear or sustained intention on my part, comes together. I find myself less invested in my own desires than in what the photographs appear to want from each other... Most of the photographs on this exhibition were made during the past 45 months; a few extend back as far as 1985. They come from many places: the Southern Cape, up the West Coast, to Angola and across the Atlantic to Mexico. From the mermaid in St Helena Bay to Buffel, the southern elephant seal, who journeyed some 2 100 kilometres from Marion Island to undergo his catastrophic moult on Fish Hoek beach earlier this year, this exhibition begins and ends with the sea." from the Stevenson website

Jo Ractliffe was born in 1961 in Cape Town and lives there.
Sack (R.) et al THE IMBALI ARTBOOKS, adventuring into art
set of 8 books, each approx. 60pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, boxed, Johannesburg, 2018. R1530
This series of eight books introduces young people to art through looking at many different South African artists and their work, from the first artists to artists working today. Designed to be used in the classroom by students 11-15 years of age (corresponding to the Senior Phase in South African schools and Middle School in other countries). Can also be used at home, in museums and galleries, and by adults wanting to learn more about art.

The series is structured around themes, topics, issues and ideas that are engaging and relevant to young people in the 21st century:
1. Introduction
2. Getting Started, book 1
3. Faces, book 2
4. Bodies, book 3
5. Things, books 4
6. Places, book 5
7. Warzones, book 6
8. Inner Worlds, book 7

Ruth Sack is Director of the Imbali Visual Literacy Project, an accredited craft and design training organisation that trains youth and women from disadvantaged backgrounds to become craft entrepreneurs. They also train art teachers and develop resources for arts education. The project was launched 29 years ago, is based in Newtown, Johannesburg and works in Gauteng and several other provinces in South Africa.

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