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  • Contemporary Art – World Currents

    Contemporary Art: World Currents argues that, in recent decades, a worldwide shift from modern to contemporary art has occurred. Artists everywhere have embraced the contemporary world’s teeming multiplicity, its proliferating differences and its challenging complexities. This book shows how contemporary art achieved definitive force in the markets and museums of the major art centres during the 1980s.

  • Eye on Europe: Prints, Books, and Multiples – 1960 to Now

    R780

    This survey explores ways artists across Europe have turned to printed mediums, from woodcut to wallpaper, in a quest to expand their creative thinking. It presents the work of 118 artists, collectives, and journals from twenty countries in thematic sections, accompanied by in-depth texts that place this work in a historical context. Traditional etchings, lithographs, and screenprints as well as unusual book formats, editioned sculptural objects, postcards, and even shopping bags and record jackts are represented, demonstrating the vitality artists have brought to printed art in the contemporary period.

  • Modern Art (Art Essentials)

    R250

    Amy Dempsey unravels the all-too-often daunting language of modern art by mapping the styles, schools and movements that help us understand modern and contemporary art, from Impressionism in the 19th century to Destination Art in the 21st.

  • Vitamin D3: Today’s best contemporary drawing

    R1400

    The latest instalment of this indispensable survey of contemporary drawing, chosen by the world’s leading art experts

    Over the past 50 years, drawing has been elevated from a supporting role to a primary medium, ranking alongside painting as a central art form. Since the publication of Vitamin D (2005) and D2 (2013), contemporary artists have continued to explore drawing’s possibilities – from intimate to large-scale works, in a diversity of mark-making processes and materials. Vitamin D3 showcases more than 100 such artists, nominated by more than 70 international art experts.

  • Young, Gifted and Black: A New Generation of Artists: The Lumpkin-Boccuzzi Family Collection of Contemporary Art

    R1215

    At a moment when debates about the politics of visibility within the art world have taken on renewed urgency, and establishment voices such as the New York Times are declaring that “it has become undeniable that African American artists are making much of the best American art today,” Young, Gifted and Black takes stock of how these new voices are impacting the way we think about identity, politics and art history itself.

  • Zodiac: A Graphic Memoir

    R540

    Inspired by the twelve signs of the Chinese zodiac and their associated human characteristics, Ai Weiwei masterfully interweaves ancient Chinese folklore with stories of his life, family, and career.

  • Akademie X: Lessons In Art + Life

    R530

    Akademie X: Lessons in Art + Life brings together a faculty of artists and writers from across the globe, including high profile art educators, such as Marina Abramovic, Carol Bove, Mark Dion, Olafur Eliasson, Dan Graham, Joan Jonas, Miranda July, Bob Nickas, Raqs Media Collective, Neo Rauch, John Stezaker, Richard Wentworth and Christopher Williams.

  • Contemporary Art in Print: The Publications of Charles Booth-Clibborn and His Imprint the Paragon Press 2001-2006

    R850

    This book is published on the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of The Paragon Press. It offers a survey of the publications of the last five years. The range of artists Charles Booth-Clibborn works with stretches across generations from Alan Davie and the late Terry Frost through to Jake and Dinos Chapman and Gary Hume as well as a younger generation of artists such as Gillian Carnegie and George Shaw.

  • Under Blue Cup

    R300

    In Under Blue Cup, Rosalind Krauss explores the relation of aesthetic mediums to memory–her own memory having been severely tested by a ruptured aneurysm that temporarily washed away much of her short-term memory. (The title, Under Blue Cup, comes from the legend on a flash card she used as a mnemonic tool during cognitive therapy.)…

  • Vitamin 3-D: New Perspectives In Sculpture and Installation

    R900

    Vitamin 3-D: New Perspectives in Sculpture and Installation is an up-to-the-minute survey of current global developments in contemporary sculpture and its close relative, installation. This vast medium of sculpture continues to be a central pillar of artistic practice, and Vitamin 3-D presents the outstanding artists who are engaging with and pushing the boundaries of the medium.

  • Vitamin C: Clay and Ceramic in Contemporary Art

    R1000

    A global survey of 100 of today’s most important clay and ceramic artists, chosen by leading art world professionals.