• _Faux Cul VI - X_, Ayana V Jackson, 2017-2018. Photo. Fanyana Hlabangane

    Art And Nature Comes Together In The NIROX Foundation

    South Africa is not only the rising star of contemporary art but also home for many gems. With its artist residency program, exhibitions and events, the NIROX Foundation stands out as one of those gems, which provides a unique experience for those looking for a close bond between art and nature. Located within The Cradle of Humankind, a biologically and ecologically rich center of research and wildlife, the NIROX Foundation fascinates artists, art lovers and nature enthusiasts.

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    The Dream Colony: A Life in Art

    Walter Hopps, Deborah Treisman, Anne Doran, Bloomsbury, 2017

    The book looks into American art in the second half of the twentieth century, through the eyes of the visionary curator who helped shape it. Walter Hopps was a world-renowned curator, who changed contemporary art scene after decades of gallery ownership, curatorship and leadership. A few years before passing away in 2005, he began writing this autobiographic book. With an introduction by legendary Pop artist Ed Ruscha, The Dream Colony is a vivid, personal, surprising and enlightening account of Hopps’ life. It tells the story of one of the greatest artistic minds of the twentieth century. You can find this inspiring book on Amazon.com

  • 500 Self-Portraits

    500 Self-Portraits

    Julian Bell, Liz Rideal, Phaidon, 2018

    Firstly published in 1937, this evocative book tells the fascinating story of self portraiture in art history. As a Phaidon Classic, the book presents 500 of the world’s greatest and most iconic self portraits, arranged in a simple chronological sequence from ancient times to the late 20th century. It sheds light on artists’ urge to paint themselves, with names working in painting, photography, sculpture, and performance. from Dürer to Rembrandt, David Hockney to Cindy Sherman, this comprehensive book which includes artist quotes and essays by Julian Bell and Liz Rideal can be found on Amazon.com.

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    Exit through the Gift Shop

    Director: Banksy, 2010

    Exit Through the Gift Shop is a 2010 British documentary film directed by world-renowned street artist Banksy. It tells the unbeliavable, funny yet sometimes odd story of street art, contemporary art scene and documentary-making. Premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, the documentary was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. It focuses on Thierry Guetta, a French documentary maker and a friend of Banksy. The film starts with Guetta’s attempts to capture the artist, however as the film proceeds,quite unexpectedly Guetta himself as part of Bansky’s documentary.

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    Portraits

    John Berger - Metis Publications, May 2018

    John Berger is a world-renowned author who inspired millions with his tv shows, publications and books on art and artists. In the Portraits, the author who passed away in 2017 says ‘’after watching an artwork in a museum or gallery, I try to enter into its workshop, into the mindset of its making. And there, I wait in hopes to learn more about how it was made.’’ Portraits is part of a book project which brings together John Berger’s writings. Published by Metis Publications in May 2018, it tells the story of portraits and takes the reader on a voyage from prehistoric times to the contemporary day. Seen as an alternative art history and guidebook, this book is certainly a must-have for artlovers.