Throughout her career, Cindy Sherman (born 1954) has been interested in exposing the darker sides of human nature, noticeable both in her selection of subject matter (fairytales, disasters, sex, horror, surrealism) and in her disquieting interpretations of well-established photographic genres, such as film stills, fashion photography and society portraiture.
The twentieth century has been a period of major disruption for traditional institutions in Africa. But even as old forms of art patronage were being suppressed, new avenues of artistic expression opened up. Postcolonial art in Africa has built seamlessly upon already existing structures in which precolonial and colonial genres of African art were made.
The third volume in the series dedicated to the international collection of the Fondazione Casa di Risparmio de Modena, Breaking News gathers over 120 works, comprising photographs, videos and installations, from Africa and the Middle East.
Conversations comprises a selection of more than 100 photographs drawn from the Bank of America Collection. The publication traces the history of photography through the eyes and imagination of iconic photographers such as Harry Callahan, Robert Frank, Dorothea Lange, Paul Strand and Hiroshi Sugimoto
A self-confessed â€œplain dresser,â€ Katharine Adams instead dazzles the world with the fabulous collection that is Couturier Dreams. Gorgeous ï¬‚oating emulsion â€œgarmentsâ€ dance on every page, with a
Often considered to be the seminal art movement of the twentieth century, Cubism initiated a pictorial revolution through its radical approach to image making, invention of the new media of collage and sculptural assemblage, and evolution toward pure abstraction.
Salvador Dali was one of the most famous and also one of the most notorious artists of the twentieth century. While the centenary of Dali’s birth in 2004 was marked by a worldwide series of exhibitions, events and publications, no thorough investigation has taken place of the part played by film in Dali’s art.
Dali & film presents both the major paintings that reflect his preoccupation with film and material related to the key film projects on which he worked.
Dali & Film reveals the depth and persistence of Dali’s fascination with this medium, bringing a new dimension to our understanding of one of the great masters of twentieth-century art.
Dancers Among Us presents one thrilling photograph after another of dancers leaping, spinning, lifting, kicking—but in the midst of daily life: on the beach, at a construction site, in a library, a restaurant, a park.
Examining performance and politics in post-revolutionary Cuba, Dangerous Moves challenges the understanding of performance art and political engagement through a sustained analysis of the contemporary experience in Cuba.
Life in exile, the poet Roy Campbell, and the world of a boys’ boarding school are the three topics explored in this, the first collection of the work of one of South Africa’s leading playwrights, Anthony Akerman.
First advertised as a “mind-stretching experience,” Nicolas Roeg’s 1976 The Man Who Fell to Earth stunned the cinema world. A tour-de-force of science fiction as art form, the movie brought not only hallucinatory visuals and a haunting exploration of contemporary alienation, but also glam-rock legend David Bowie in his lead role debut as paranoid alien Newton.
“Intersections” is the term David Goldblatt has come to use for the cross-currents of “ideas, values, ethics, postures, people and things”that he has probed for more than 50 years in photographs of his native South Africa. (Mark Haworth-Booth)