144pp.., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016
Published in conjunction with the exhibition, Wits Art Museum, Johannesburg, 2017.
This exhibition and book grew out of a post-graduate course entitled "Writing Art’s Histories", run by the Wits History of Art department, which requires students to write the ‘biography’ of a single object from WAM’s collection. The exhibition presents six objects researched by students in 2015 in dialogue with other objects and pictures. The students, Catherine Boyd, Luke Hackney, Nomvuyo Horwitz, Ivonne Marais, Kathryn Wheeler and Kent Williams, wrote object biographies about a bowl-bearing figure, a pastel landscape drawing, a Zulu beer pot, a pair of wooden colon figures, a hanging human-animal sculpture, and a black-and-white photograph. Includes an introductory chapter by Joni Brenner, Stacey Vorster and Justine Wintjes.
This catalogue is the third in the series, and follows "Lifelines: object biographies from the Standard Bank African Art Collection" (2014) and "Life-Line-Knot: six object biographies" (2015).