From the publisher:
“Steven Cohen is a pioneering Johannesburg artist whose work provocatively confronts issues of identity. Best known for his performances, Cohen appears not only on stage and in galleries but also, uninvited, in public spaces. As a queer, Jewish man, he deals with otherness and outsider identity, using his own and others’ bodies to create ‘living art’ that references sculpture, contemporary dance, drag and performance art. These glamorous yet monstrous figures rise ‘from Lake Subconscious’ to confront society with those elements of itself that it has historically marginalised and censored. His strenuous and often controversial performances explore inability and shame while celebrating hybridity.”
This second-hand copy of TAXI-008: Steven Cohen is in good condition and includes the original educational supplement.
21 x 27 cm | 96 pages
TAXI is a series of titles on contemporary South African artists, initiated in 2000 and published by David Krut Publishing. The series expands on the profiles of South African artists both locally and abroad, developing an active educational programme and teaching resource archive.
Shaun de Waal was the Mail & Guardian literary editor from 1991 to 2005 and has been its chief film critic since 1998. His recent publications include Pride: Protest and Celebration and To Have and to Hold: The Making of Same-Sex Marriage in South Africa. Shaun lives and works in Johannesburg.
Robyn Sassen (b.1968) is an arts writer and academic. She contributes to a range of online and print publications, including the Sunday Times, the Mail & Guardian and artslink.co.za. She previously worked as the arts editor of the SA Jewish Report. Robyn lives and works in Johannesburg.
John Hodgkiss (b.1966) was a photographer and designer. In addition to his commercial work, he was an artist and exhibited both locally and abroad. He documented Steven Cohen’s work from 1986 until his death in 2012.