In this thought-provoking publication David Batchelor looks at the varied types of criticism and interpretation to which Minimalism has been subjected over the years. It ends by discussing how Minimalism, which has had a huge influence on subsequent art, continues to inform the work of contemporary artists.
Exploring Art and Visual Culture: A Reader brings together essential primary texts by artists, critics and art historians ranging from the medieval period right through to our own times. There is no other reader available that covers such an extensive period. Selected by leading academics in their field, and published in conjunction with the Open University, the reader will be an essential source-book for every student of art history as well as all those seeking a greater understanding of art and of the cultural and historical context in which it is made.
Angaza Afrika, translated from the Swahili to mean “Shed light on Africa” or “Look around Africa”, is comprehensive in its range. Each work will be a stunning visual and physical manifestation of the artists’ energy and spirit, such as Rachid Kora’s Sufi-inspired black and white applique work and the beautiful work of South African artist Karel Nel, who sets vast leaves from the Coco de Mer palms in atmospheric, elemental architectural spaces.