Inventions of Africa in a South African Painting
University of the Witwatersrand, 2000
Cyril Coetzee’s massive narrative painting T’kama-Adamastor, based on a novel by André Brink, was unveiled at Wits University in 1998. This richly allusive canvas completed a trilogy begun sixty years earlier. The book contains eleven essays on the sources and significance of the painting, including contributions by the artist and the novelist. These texts offer insights into the life of the university, the nature of its Afrikana holdings, the purpose of public art and Africa’s place in the world.
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with Hilton Judin
Netherlands Architecture Institute, 1998
blank_Architecture, apartheid and after was prepared for the Netherlands Architecture Institute and accompanied the exhibition of the same name shown in Rotterdam (1998), Berlin (1999) and Johannesburg (2000). The book, which presents over forty original essays, both written and photographic, by writers and scholars in a wide range of disciplines, examines the complex, divided spatial landscape inherited from apartheid. It also includes more than 250 archival images.
Ten Years of Staffrider, 1978–1988
with Andries Walter Oliphant
Ravan Press, 1988
This special edition of Staffrider brings together a selection of texts and images published in the magazine’s first decade. The issue includes an essay by Mike Kirkwood, reflecting on the magazine and its ethos, and interviews with Chris van Wyk and Njabulo Ndebele. It also contains a cumulative index of all the work published in the first six volumes.