Personal Affects: Power and Poetics in Contemporary South African Art

ISBN13: 9780945802426
Release Date: June 15th 2004
Published by: Museum for African Art/Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine
Pages: 176

Season South Africa is a major program of contemporary visual and performing arts that runs from September 2004 through January 2005. Launched by the Museum for African Art and The Cathedral of St. John the Divine during the year that South Africa is commemorating its first decade of democracy, Season South Africa showcases some of that country's most gifted and acclaimed contemporary visual and performing artists chosen by an international team of curators. The visual arts exhibition, Personal Affects: Power and Poetics in Contemporary South African Art, presents newly commissioned and recently produced works in various media by 17 South African artists. The common thread throughout the exhibition is the higly personal point of departure of the artists' working methods that are informed by their varied experiences as South Africans. Volume I also features an introduction by the exhibition curators, as well as various exploratory and insightful texts.

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