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    Yinka Shonibare

    Yinka Shonibare is a painter, photographer and installation artist, whose art is influenced by both the cultures of Nigeria, where he grew up, and Britain, where he studied and now lives. He has exhibited widely all over the world, and this film profile includes exhibitions filmed in London, Rotterdam and Stockholm.

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    You are Here Art After the Internet
    R300.00 inc. VAT

    You Are Here: Art After the Internet is the first major publication to critically explore both the effects and affects that the Internet has had on contemporary artistic practices. Responding to an era that has increasingly chosen to dub itself as ‘post-internet’, this collective text traces a potted narrative exploring the relationship of the Internet to art practices from the early millennium to the present day.

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    You Say You Want A Revolution? Records & Rebels 1966-1970
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    The late 1960s were a period of great turbulence and rapid social and political change. You Say You Want a Revolution? examines that moment when youth culture drove an optimistic idealism, motivating people to come together and question established power structures across every area of society. It shows how many of the issues that dominate contemporary discourse – environmentalism, globalization, individualism or mass-communication – have roots that can be traced back to the 1960s.

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    Your Body – Usborne Beginners Series
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    Have you ever wondered what’s inside you? Take a tour around your amazing body and find out what your heart and lungs do, how you see and hear, where food goes and lots more.

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    Youssef Nabil: Sleep in my arms

    In this first monograph on his work, Youssef Nabil photographs young men in intimate situations, asleep or on the threshold of sleep, interspersed with self-portraits, and sets up dreamlike moments that are imbued with a brooding sexuality. Published by Michael Stevenson and ABP Autograph, the book explores the interior and exterior worlds of drama, beauty, glamour, sexuality and identity.

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    Youssef Nabil: Sleep in My Arms
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    In this very beautiful volume of his work Nabil has focused on men at the hour of sleep, either alone or in tangent positions, an aura of erotica hovers above each image. Yet Nabil avoids the ‘in your face’ imagery so prevalent in other photographers of the male books.

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    Youth Day June 16


    On Wednesday 16 June 1976, Soweto learners organised a protest march. They were angry about the conditions in their schools and the apartheid government’s new policy that half their subjects would be taught in Afrikaans. The police responded to the protest by shooting many unarmed children, causing protests and unrest throughout the country.

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    Youth2Youth :30 Years After Soweto ’76
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    Youth2Youth: 30 Years after Soweto ’76 was conceived by Pallo Jordan, the Minister of Arts and Culture, in celebration of the thirtieth anniversary of the Soweto student uprising. Young photographers from four provinces were asked to photograph their peers, and the results are extraordinary:

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    Yumiko

    Andreas Müller-Pohle has created a portrait comprised of eleven near-identical pictures of the Japanese Yumiko, culminating in an

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    Yves Saint Laurent – P. Berge
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    At the age of 21 Yves Saint Laurent became head of the House of Dior. Four years later, he and Pierre Berge, author of this intriguing book, opened Saint Laurent’s eponymous house; forever changing the way women dress. Yves Saint Laurent designs have become part of the grammar of fashion. This illustrated volume presents vibrant photographs of his most important designs and a personal text honoring his legacy.

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    Zander Blom: The Travels of Bad

    Zander Blom was born in Pretoria in 1982 and currently lives in Johannesburg. Working as an artist since 2002, Blom’s physical output includes painting, drawing, printmaking, installation and photography (primarily as a means to document the development of his physical works).

    Text below from: www.rookegallery.com

    “The Travels of Bad” documents the travels of an idealist Machiavellian hero, guitar in hand, on a crusade to revitalise the arts of the culture capital of the world. Fuelled by equal measures of blind optimism and hedonism, the search for new ideas and exotic flavours takes our hero to a fictional paradise setting where this bizarre satirical action tragedy literally starts to unravel.

    The Travels of Bad comprises a 48-page mini-novella with 17 photographic works and a 17-track album soundtrack. The exhibition includes a selection of sculptures and merchandise.

    The works will also feature prominently at the JoBurg Art Fair from 3-5 April 2009 at the Rooke Gallery stand and the exhibition will travel to WhatIfTheWorld/Gallery in Cape Town to open on 27 May 2009 and close on 27 June 2009.

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