JANE ALEXANDER, Surveys (from the Cape of Good Hope)

: Subirós (P.) ed.

R 650.00
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189pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, New York, 2011


Published in conjunction with the exhibition, Museum for African Art, New York, 2011.

Contributions include:
"In Africa and Beyond: reflections on Jane Alexander's mutant universe" by Pep Subirós
"Postcolonial Grotesque: Jane Alexander's poetic monsters" by Kobena Mercer
"Harbinger of Night: Jane Alexander's posthumanism" by Lize van Robbroeck
"Me and Mrs A" by Simon Njami
"Lost Marsh: scandalous presence" by Ashraf Jamal
"Survey: Cape of Good Hope, 2005-09" and "Notes on African Adventures and Other Details" by Jane Alexander.

"Survey: Cape of Good Hope is one of a number of 'surveys', a document or a report in images rather than text: a contextual backdrop against which the origin of the sculpted figures can be considered. In this instance a series of manipulated photographs and photomontage images are combined in a sequence leading from rural areas of the Western Cape into the city of Cape Town. It is intended to evoke an impression based on observational and theoretical research rather than form a narrative, documentary essay or fixed interpretation of the landscape or history." Jane Alexander, from the book