Steven Cohen is a pioneering artist whose work provocatively confronts issues of identity. Best known for his live performances, Cohen appears not only on stage and in galleries but also, uninvited, in public spaces.
THIS BOOK IS ONLY AVAILABLE AS PART OF THE FULL SET OF TAXI ART BOOKS. Kagiso Pat Mautloa is an essentially urban artist. Based in Johannesburg, he draws his inspiration from the street culture, the dynamics of the changing city and the images and people he encounters there. A graduate of the Rorke’s Drift Art…
Deborah Bell is a leading Johannesburg painter and sculptor whose work is created in dialogue with multiple worlds, texts, histories and consciousnesses. She is also widely known for her collaborative projects with William Kentridge and Robert Hodgins. Bell’s drawings, etchings and monumental clay sculptures possess a kind of ‘mystical godliness’
TAXI-012 SANDILE ZULU, the 12th title in the TAXI Art series, is the first book on the work of Sandile Zulu. Over the last decade, Zulu has developed a working method that relies as much on rhythm and repetition as it does on the unpredictability of the elements – fire, water, found objects – he uses. He is, as Colin Richards notes in his meticulously researched essay, a pyromancer, a collector of natural elements, and a scavenger after industrial debris.
Mmakgabo Sebidi traverses mental and physical landscapes with an eye trained on the dangerous, the discomfiting, the traumatic and the ecstatic in human experience. She is deeply grounded in her rural upbringing and traditions but also finely attuned to the rhythms of the city in which she has spent much of her adult life. Sebidi brings together these two worlds in works of great visionary and prophetic power. Her themes are wide-ranging: her cultural roots, the wisdom of the ancestors, the ravages of the modern world on the human psyche, the loss of tradition, the potential of human creativity to build relationships and restore the past.
Paul Stopforth is known in South Africa for work that comments on the harshness and injustices of life under apartheid. His art – comprising sculpture, drawing, painting, and printmaking – is not, however, narrowly political but instead occupies a space ‘between the material and the spiritual, imaging finitude and mortality’.
The Colourist manifesto booklet includes the artist’s relationship with colour in printmaking, their use of techniques and influences relating to the use of colour in print. The exhibition and manifesto acts as a platform to inform the public about the possibilities of printmaking, which isn’t as black and white as it may seem.
Born in Ethiopia in 1974, Aida Muluneh has since lived around the world – from Yemen to the United Kingdom to Cyprus, Canada and the United States. In 2000, she graduated with a degree in Film from Howard University in Washington D.C., then she worked as a photojournalist as the Washington Post.
This book accompanied an exhibition that opened at the National Arts Festival in 2004. It considers work by a range of women artists who have represented themselves and their bodies in their work. The book is accompanied by an education supplement written by Philippa Hobbs. The educational supplement has been designed as a guide for…
In 2005, William Kentridge’s production of The Magic Flute premiered at La Monnaie in Brussels. It went on to venues in France, Italy, Israel and the United States to critical acclaim. In September 2007 it opened in Cape Town and Johannesburg.
David Krut Publishing is delighted to announce the publication of William Kentridge Nose. This book accompanies the launch of a suite of thirty new limited-edition prints by Kentridge called ‘Nose’, the culmination of a four-year collaboration between the artist and David Krut Print Workshop.
William Kentridge is well known for his films, drawings, and theatre productions, but he began his artistic career learning etching at the Johannesburg Art Foundation under Bill Ainslie. He spent two years teaching printmaking at the Foundation and his earliest exhibitions featured his monotypes and etchings such as the Domestic Scenes series.