New Arrivals 28th to 6th of March 2019

Ego (R.) VISIONARY ANIMAL, rock art from southern Africa, translated by Deke Dusinberre
326pp., colour illus., map., hardback, First English Language Edition, Johannesburg, 2019. R580
First published in France in 2015 as L'animal Voyeur, art rupestre d'Afrique australe.

"This is a magnificant book, at once a poetic and a scholarly reclamation of the authority and integrity of the art in San painting. Renaud Ego has done what no one writing about these images has managed to do before, and that is to explode the boundaries that have contained and constrained rock art research. In his extraordinary prose, and beautiful photographs, he reanimates the paintings for us, reminding us that the pervasive forms of academic iconographical analysis have 'decomposed' them of their vibrant wholeness. It is a deeply moving publication." Pippa Skotnes, Professor of Fine Art: Centre for Curating the Archive, University of Cape Town, and author of Unconquerable Spirit: George Stow's history paintings of the San

French poet, novelist and essayist Renaud Ego is a specialist in southern African rock art. He is the author of Le Geste du Regard and the collection of essays, Une légende des yeux.
Pather (J.) & Boulle (C.) eds. ACTS OF TRANSGRESSION, contemporary live art in South Africa
375pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R480
Contributions include:
"'Madam, I can See Your Penis': disruption and dissonance in the work of Steven Cohen" by Catherine Boulle
"The Impossibility of Curating Live Art" by Jay Pather
"A Different Kind of Inhabitance': invocation and the politics of mourning in performance work by Tracey Rose and Donna Kukama" by Gabrielle Goliath
"Performing the Queer Archive: strategies of self-styling on Instagram" by Katlego Disemelo
"'Touched by an Angel' (of History) in Athi-Patra Ruga's The Future White Women of Azania" by Andrew Hennlich
"Performance in Biopolitical Collectivism" a study of Gugulective and iQhiya" by Massa Lemu.

"An illuminating and indispensable gathering of the most critical voices thinking about the role of performance..." Okwui Enwezor, former director of Haus der Kunst in Munich and artistic director of the 56th Venice Biennale

"Acts of Transgression makes us alive to the serious, playful and radical acts of imagination that are both of and beyond this postapartheid apartheid." Panashe Chigumadze, author of These Bones Will Rise Again

Catherine Boulle is a writer and researcher based at the Institute for Creative Arts, University of Cape Town.
Choreographer, curator and academic Jay Pather is Associate Professor at the University of Cape Town and Director of the Institute for Creative Arts, University of Cape Town. He was a Fulbright Scholar in Dance Theatre at New York University.

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