This richly illustrated book, a valuable resource for collectors, curators, and anyone interested in the pulse of international contemporary art, is the first to document the role of artists and art in the evolution of today’s post-apartheid South Africa. South African Art Now features the work of 90 artists and more than 500 color images.
South African Art Now offers historical context and in-depth analysis of a wide variety of South African art genres and mediums, from painting and sculpture to photography, from performance and traditional craft-making to video. The book spans five decades, from early political art in the 1960s (during the Apartheid years) to the thought-provoking works with universal themes that grabbed the international art markets interest a generation later.
Nobel laureate and South Africa-based novelist Nadine Gordimer contributes a moving foreword, and some of the worlds leading art critics, including Okwui Enwezor and Rose Lee Goldberg, offer insightful essays that place the works included into a truly international context. Featuring the work of 90 artists and more than 500 color images, South African Art Now is a valuable resource for collectors, curators, and contemporary art enthusiasts.