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  • A lasting Impression: The Robert Hodgins Print Archive

    R350

    A Lasting Impression: The Robert Hodgins print Archive is a 284 page lavishly illustrated full-colour catalogue that accompanied the exhibition at Wits Art Museum in 2013. In 2007, Robert Hodgins donated his archive of almost 400 prints to the museum. The catalogue documents the entire collection and includes incisive and illuminating essays by leading thinkers…

  • African Artists: From 1882 to Now

    R1500

    Modern and Contemporary African art is at the forefront of the current curatorial and collector movement in today’s art scene. This groundbreaking new book, created in collaboration with a prestigious global advisory board, represents the most substantial appraisal of contemporary artists born or based in Africa available

  • Andrie Gouws

    R100

    Pedestrian Paintings (2006-2011), Andries Gouws’s travelling exhibition combines the interiors and still-lifes known from Gouws’ previous shows with a series of paintings of feet on which he has been working since 2006.

  • Beadwork, Art and the Body

    R380

    South African beadwork has a rich and diverse history and is abundantly represented in the beaded art pieces in the Wits Art Museum (WAM) collection. Some works date back to the 4th century CE but most date from the 19th to the 21st centuries. Currently numbering over 9 000 items, the three major collecting areas of classical, historical and contemporary African artworks are broad in their geographical range and deep in some local areas of specialisation.

    Paying homage to this collection, Beadwork, Art and the Body is a compilation of essays by scholars who have researched and written about the traditions, practices and aesthetic forms of beadwork in southern Africa. The book covers an expansive history of beadwork in South Africa from the 19th century to the contemporary moment. The artists and the beadwork featured range from Sotho-, Tsonga-, Xhosa- and Zulu-speakers, ending with a focus on fashion designer Laduma Ngxokolo, whose work has been inspired by Xhosa beadwork. Questions of ethnic affiliation and beadwork patterns are explored in relation to the different aesthetic forms of beadwork and its use as a marker of identity and status within and beyond communities.

     

  • Black Looks, White Myths

    Catalogue of the first ever Biennale, Africus ’95 in Johannesburg bringing together eighteen South African and four Spanish artists reflecting the extreme diversity of these artists’ professional backgrounds and creative techniques

  • Booknesses: Artist’s Books from the Jack Ginsberg Collection

    R500

    The exhibition Booknesses: Artists’ Books from the Jack Ginsberg Collection formed part of the larger Booknesses enterprise. The exhibition, consisting of 229 international and 29 local artists’ books and an extensive catalogue, was one of the largest and most ambitious exhibitions of its kind globally. Curated by David Paton, with the assistance of Rosalind Cleaver and Jack Ginsberg, the…

  • Bruce Murray Arnott: Into the Megatext

    R790

    BRUCE MURRAY ARNOTT: INTO THE MEGATEXT provides the first comprehensive overview of one of South Africa’s most significant sculptors. His influence as an artist, scholar, designer, curator, and educator runs deep; intuited through the work of many of South Africa’s leading contemporary scholars and practitioners in the visual arts.

  • Curating Johannesburg

    R250

    In 2019 Fadzai Muchemwa, a curator from Zimbabwe, completed a three-month residency at the Bag Factory in Johannesburg. This collection of essays on the role of art and arts organisations grew out of her experience of living and working in Johannesburg.

  • Dada Khanyisa: Good Feelings

    R300

    This catalogue is published on the occasion of Dada Khanyisa’s second exhibition with Stevenson, Good Feelings, in which Khanyisa fractures their narrative process, creating solipsistic scenes set against the backdrop of communal living.

  • Jill Trappler: Unfolding Her

    R100

    In “Unfolding Her” Jill Trappler explores the notion of ‘foreverness’ in her non-figurative art practice.

  • Life-Line Knot: Six Object Biography

    R230

    A collection of esays about objects in the collection at Wits Art Museum, based on research by postgraduate History of Art students at the University of the Witwatersrand and their lecturers: Joni Brenner, Laura De Becker, Stacey Vorster and Justine Wintjes. This book accompanies the exhibition at the Standard Bank Gallery.

    “A particularly exciting and important aspect of this project is the reinvigoration of art history in a South African context. Through the association with Wits Art Museum, students have the privilege of doing original research with objects, of seeking links across disciplines and time-frames, and of finding new paths beyond western-tradition art historical practice” Anonymous peer reviewer

  • Marlene Dumas: Against the Wall

    R910

    Originally published in 2010 on the occasion of Against the Wall, Dumas’s first solo presentation at David Zwirner in New York, this much sought-after exhibition catalogue—which sold out shortly after publication—has been reprinted to coincide with the artist’s 2014–2015 European retrospective exhibition The Image as Burden, organized by Tate Modern, London in collaboration with the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam and the Fondation Beyeler, Basel.

  • Nathaniel Stern: Call and Response

    R50

    Call and Response is a solo exhibition of Compressionist prints, both digital and traditional, performatively produced with Lightworks Studios and at the David Krut Print Workshop, in Johannesburg, South Africa.

  • Paul Emmanuel: Men and Monuments

    R400

    For the past decade, in an ongoing project titled The Lost Men, renowned artist Paul Emmanuel has challenged conventions around war memorials. He has questioned which soldiers are memorialised and which are erased, and the stereotypes around soldiers and masculinity. Featuring artworks from his three iterations of The Lost Men, Paul Emmanuel Men and Monuments highlights vulnerability, an aspect of masculinity so often denied by history and society.

  • South Africa: The Art of a Nation

    R1210

    South Africa: the art of a nation explores the history of South Africa through a selection of its artworks, playing particular attention not only to their relationship to one another, but also to their connections to key episodes in the nation’s evolution.

  • Steven Cohen: put your heart under your feet…and walk!

    R360

    This catalogue accompanies Steven Cohen’s first exhibition at Stevenson Johannesburg – an intense meditation on loss, grief and absence, following the death of his partner and artistic collaborator, the dancer Elu.