An exceptional retrospective exhibition of oil paintings by Braam Kruger (1950 -2008) was hosted by the UJ Art Gallery during September and October 2009. The exhibition comprised of works mainly from private collections and included several paintings that have not yet been seen by the general art fraternity.
Let children jump into the lively and flourishing local art scene, see it in full colour, learn about the diverse paths of the artists and their fascinating artworks. In time your little wonder will soon have found their own South African art hero to look up to!
This book consists of 2 sections. In the first part Gordon Froud looks back over two decades of art making. The second part serves as a catalogue for two exhibitions: Modular Repetition, University of Johannesburg Gallery, 2008, and Second Hand Process, Worldart Gallery, Johannesburg, 2008. Both exhibitions were submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Magister Technologiae: Fine Art in the Department of Visual Art at the University of Johannesburg.
Through these books, young people will discover this world of art by looking, thinking and discussing, by making and doing, by exploring different materials, and by expressing visual ideas of their own. The Imbali Artbooks consist of a box set of eight books. The series is structured around a number of themes and each chapter raises interwoven topics, issues and ideas that are engaging and relevant to young people in the 21st century.
From Amsterdam to Tokyo, from Johannesburg to New York, and in many other places around the globe, the art world admires, values and desires the work of Marlene Dumas. Gallerists and collectors know that one of her works fetched the highest price at auction for any living femal artist.
In September 1997 MTN, one of the leading cell phone companies in South Africa, made a modest purchase of artworks by South African artists. This marked the beginning of what was to become a major corporate collection of South African art, comprising some 1400 African and South African works. It has been energetically researched, traveled, exhibited, discussed, debated and admired. With this new book, the MTN Art Collection has come of age.
Messages and Meaning aims to be an informative, diverse, and sumptuous read for years to come. The book was launched simultaneously to the first national touring exhibition of the MTN Art Collection in 2012.
Penny Siopis’ Grief brings together a series of small glue and ink paintings on paper – occasionally with the addition of oil and collage elements – produced over a period of two years following the experience of devastating personal loss. The ‘Notes’ are bought together for the first time, accompanied by a poetic text by the artist that draws on writings by the likes of Mahmoud Darwish, Roland Barthes and Joan Didion on grief, concluding with Emily Dickinson:
For the first time, Penny Siopis’ Shame paintings, produced between 2002 and 2005, are brought together in monographic form as a companion to her new series of Notes, collectively titled Grief. These small mixed media paintings (including mirror paint, oil, enamel, glue, watercolour, paper varnish and found objects) are ‘intimate imaginings of childhood sexuality and dread’.
The shifting confluences of poetry and painting elements of narrative, music, metaphor or symbol, as well as those of envisioning and evoking rather than depicting arrive at visual concerns at once bodily, topographical and architectural throughout the work of Peter Sacks.
Steven Cohen “Life is Shot, Art is Long” takes a further retrospective view of works spanning 22 years. This book follows on the groundbreaking TAXI Art book from David Krut publishing in 2003. The new book presents a range of the artist’s creations from the early silkscreens, through such seminal performance pieces as Chandelier (20021/2)