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'Grey areas: Representation, identity, and politics in contemporary South African art' (1999)
'Grey areas: Representation, identity, and politics in contemporary South African art' (1999)
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'Grey areas: Representation, identity, and politics in contemporary South African art' (1999)

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Candice Breitz & Brenda Atkinson

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“Who has the right to represent whom? Is the act of representing cultural others the same as “speaking for” those others?
 
“Contemporary art in post-apartheid South Africa is informed by the same debates around cultural production that mark this country’s broader political landscape. Grey Areas is the first book of its kind to document these debates as they unfold in the cultural field: over 30 contributions from locally and internationally based practitioners engage the controversial issue of imaging identity in South African artistic production.”

 

14.7 x 21 x 1.5 cm | 321 pages | softcover
 
Candice Breitz (b. 1972) is a South African artist whose moving image installations have been shown internationally. Breitz holds degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand (Johannesburg), the University of Chicago, and Columbia University (NYC). She has been a tenured professor at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Braunschweig since 2007.
Brenda Atkinson is a cultural writer, art critic, and curatorial consultant who lives and works in Johannesburg. She received her BA(Hons) degree from the University of Cape Town, and her master’s degree from the University of Chicago. She is the editor of WASH, a bimonthly publication specifically featuring South African artists and writers.