In this exhibition, 13 artists filled the galleries with dramatic tableaux of puppets, props, and sets, from shadow puppets to marionettes, and from tiny toy theater to larger-than life whole-body puppets. The Art of Contemporary Puppet Theater showed how the ancient art of puppetry, devised for storytelling, can – in extraordinary new ways – also give expression to the invisible worlds of emotions and ideas.
“Style is a big thing in the township. If you look good you feel good. You forget about poverty and find pleasure in the things that you own. It has always been there. I think warriors themselves had a competition about whose spear shined the most,” says Monwabizi Mfobo, resident in the township of Langa.
The Big Screen tells the enthralling story of the movies: their rise and spread, their remarkable influence over us, and the technology that made the screen?smaller now, but ever more ubiquitous?as important as the images it carries.
Although widely known as the Afrikaner Communist who saved Nelson Mandela from the gallows, very little is known about Bram Fischer the man. Fischer was a respected Senior Advocate at the Johannesburg Bar who chose to side with the oppressed and went underground to join the armed struggle.
From a truly groundbreaking voice in African theater, these three plays have disturbed and transported audiences in South Africa and abroad with their depictions of some uncomfortable episodes in South African history.
An album of 300 classic and contemporary photographs devoted to the sea. This handsome volume highlights the ocean as a source of auspicious inspiration, of commercial potential, and as the hub of conquering expeditions.
An album of classic and contemporary prints devoted to the sea, as seen through the lens of some of the worlds finest photographers. Pierre Borhan has created a book that takes the reader on a voyage that highlights the ocean as a source of auspicious inspiration, of commercial potential, and as the hub of…
Taken over the past three decades throughout Europe and North America, these photographs are of age-old landscapes; historical treasures of architecture nestled in the countryside and rusting industrial sites reclaimed by nature.
Acting, direction, stagecraft, theatre architecture and design, the extraordinary evolution of dramatic literature—here is an all-embracing and richly illustrated history, worldwide in scope and ranging from the ancient origins of the theatre in the choral hymns sung around the altar of Dionysus to the endless variety of forms that theatre takes in our own day.
The Theatre of Apparitions is an immersive and groundbreaking monograph by the critically acclaimed art photographer Roger Ballen. The author of numerous publications, including Asylum of the Birds and Outland, Ballen is best known for his psychologically powerful and masterfully composed images that exist in a space between painting, drawing, installation, and photography.
The Thinking Eye comprises an overview of Dubow’s photographic oeuvre from 1971-2001 and includes new images, never before exhibited. There is a vast body of colour slides that reflects Dubow the traveler with an appetite to record and document the places he visited and to absorb what the international art world had to offer.
A major art historian reflects on a great tradition of European painting.
“The Vexations of Art is an engrossing, passionate attempt to re-engage with painting as a mode of thought at a time when ‘it is not clear in what form the resource of painting—for surely painting has been a singular resource of the greater European culture.