POSITIONS, contemporary artists in South Africa

: Anders (P.) & Krouse (M.) eds.

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291 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, First S.A. Edition, Johannesburg, 2010


First published in Germany (in German) in 2010.

A collection of interviews and essays on some of South Africa's most prominent artists, writers, choreographers, photographers and musicians.

Contributions include:
"The Bounds of the Inexpressible: Zapiro and political cartooning in South Africa" by Jane Duncan,
"The Political, Marginal and Sexualised Nature of Black Masculinity", choreographer Boyzie Cekwana talks to Rodney Place,
"Uprooting & Re-Routing the Afrikaner Male: Peter van Heerden's abject performance art" by Megan Lewis,
"'I dreamt I saw a herd of cattle'", sculptor and photographer Nandipha Mntambo talks to Anthea Buys,
"Twin Brothers, Twin Towers and Digital Dichotomies", photographers Hasan and Husain Essop talk to Yunus Vally,
"A Staccato Movement of Expansive and Neurotic Individuals: Robyn Orlin's search for the expression of contemporary dance" by Matthew Krouse,
"Forms of Power and Powerlessness: photographer Guy Tillim researches perceptions of reality" by Sean O'Toole,
"Reversing the Hierarchy of Reality and its Representation: Michael MacGarry unhinges Africa's political myths" by Anthea Buys,
"Shock of Recognition: Sue Williamson and South Africa's identity" by Chris Roper.

Peter Anders is currently Country Director of the Goethe-Institut in China.
Matthew Krouse is the arts editor of the Mail & Guardian newspaper.