-LIFE-LINE-KNOT, six object biographies

: Brenner (J.) et al

R 310.00
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108pp., b/w & colour illus., map, paperback, Johannesburg, 2015


A collection of esays about objects in the collection at Wits Art Museum, based on research by postgraduate History of Art students at the University of the Witwatersrand and their lecturers: Joni Brenner, Laura De Becker, Stacey Vorster and Justine Wintjes. This book accompanies the exhibition at the Standard Bank Gallery.

"A particularly exciting and important aspect of this project is the reinvigoration of art history in a South African context. Through the association with Wits Art Museum, students have the privilege of doing original research with objects, of seeking links across disciplines and time-frames, and of finding new paths beyond western-tradition art historical practice" Anonymous peer reviewer

Contributions include:
"A Project Against Abstraction" by Joni Brenner, Laura De Becker, Stacey Vorster and Justine Wintjes
"A Pot Full of People: piecing together King Mandume ya Ndemufayo's pot" by Laura De Becker and Susan Middleton
"Guy Tillim: Congo Democratic" by Joni Brenner and Nomcebo Sithole.