In The World, Essays on Contemporary South African Art

A provoking collection of essays designed to restructure a national narrative. This book considers the state of South African contemporary art from a number of perspectives – Much Recommended.


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NAME: In The World, Essays on Contemporary South African Art
FILE: R2703
AUTHOR: Ashraf Jamal
PUBLISHER: SKIRA
BINDING: soft back
PAGES:  415
PRICE: £40.00
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: Contemporary art, South African Art, essays, national 
narrative, collections, artists, artwork, portfolio, design, 
creativity

ISBN: 978-8-857235-63-9

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DESCRIPTION: A provoking collection of essays designed to 
restructure a national narrative. This book considers the state 
of South African contemporary art from a number of perspectives – 
Much Recommended.

The 'Rainbow Society' is still finding its feet. Prejudice 
continues to create tensions in society and transmits to 
contemporary art, as contemporary art observes, comments on, 
challenging political and social positions. Jamal has used a 
collection of essays to examine the state of South African Art in 
an enthralling study but the reader may be left to wonder how 
representative the essays are individually and collectively. The 
images embedded with the text are beautifully executed, representing 
a diverse approach.

SKIRA have established a reputation for publishing outstanding books 
on art and design. This book is available in softback but actually 
has a stiffened cover and a reinforced binding that almost makes it 
a hard back binding. High quality gloss paper has been used through 
the book and the images are of the highest quality and fidelity.

The use of a collection of essays has allowed the creation of a book 
that views its subjects through a number of prisms. To those 
unfamiliar with South African art, many authors and subjects will be 
unfamiliar and this adds up into an impressive presentation of 
information on what is a vibrant art scene.

Art books tend to be most widely read by people involved in the broad 
subject. In this case, the content will certainly appeal to this 
readership, but the range of information about South Africa and its 
art will appeal to a very much wider readership. An enthralling and 
involving book that is a most rewarding read.