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Image&Text: Number 17, 2011

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Contents

Editorial
Space, ritual, absence: the liminal in South African visual art
James Sey

Video, migration, and hetero-temporality: the liminality of time
Mieke Bal

Learning to squander. Making meaningful connections in the infinite text of world culture
Ashraf Jamal

Remains to be said … the “um” in art and other disfluencies
Maureen de Jager

Becoming animal: liminal rhetorical strategies in contemporary South African art
Ann-Marie Tully

Interstices and thresholds: the liminal in Johannesburg as reflected in the video programme, the Underground, the Surface and the Edges
Anthea Buys and Leora Farber

Die Antwoord gooi zef liminality: of monsters, carnivals and affects
Amanda du Preez

Framing the debate on race: global historiography and local flavour in Berni Searle’s Colour Me series
Kirk Sides

At the border post of western art: the provisional “reaggregation” of Moshekwa Langa’s art into the South African canon
Mary Corrigall

Liminality, absence and silence in the installation art of Jan van der Merwe
Runette Kruger and Jan van der Merwe

Sojourns in occupied territory: works by Brent Meistre and Jo Ractliffe
Bronwyn Law-Viljoen

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About the Authors

  • James Sey is a Research Associate in the Research Centre, Visual Identities in Art and Design, Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, University of Johannesburg.
  • Mieke Bal is a Professor at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.
  • Ashraf Jamal teaches Art History and Visual Culture in the Department of Visual Arts, Rhodes University, South Africa.
  • Maureen de Jager lectures at Rhodes University Department of Fine Art.
  • Ann-Marie Tully is a Research Associate in the Research Centre, Visual Identities in Art and Design, Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, University of Johannesburg.
  • Anthea Buys is a Research Associate in the Research Centre, Visual Identities in Art and Design, Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, University of Johannesburg, and Curator of Contemporary Art at the Iziko South African National Gallery.
  • Leora Farber is Director of the Research Centre, Visual Identities in Art and Design, Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, University of Johannesburg.
  • Amanda du Preez is Associate Professor, Visual Culture Studies, University of Pretoria.
  • Kirk Sides is a Ph.D Candidate, Department of Comparative Literature, University of California, Los Angeles.
  • Mary Corrigall is a Research Associate in the Research Centre, Visual Identities in Art and Design, Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, University of Johannesburg.
  • Runette Kruger is a Lecturer, Department of Fine and Applied Arts, Tshwane University of Technology.
  • Jan van der Merwe is a Senior Lecturer, Department of Fine and Applied Arts, Tshwane University of Technology.
  • Bronwyn Law-Viljoen is a writer, editor and publisher. She is the Editor and Co-Director of Fourthwall Books, Editor of Art South Africa magazine, and a Research Associate in the Research Centre, Visual Identities in Art and Design, Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, University of Johannesburg.

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Image & Text: Number 17, 2011

Download Issue 17, 2011 +

This is a special issue of Image & Text devoted to the theme “Space, Ritual, Absence: The Liminal in South African Visual Art”

Edited by
Leora Farber

Co-edited by
James Sey

Design and layout sponsored by
Bluprint Design

Cover image:
Yo-landi Vi$$er, 2010. Photograph by © Ross Garrett.

Title page image:
Berni Searle, Untitled from the Colour Me series, 1998,
handprinted colour photographs, 42 x 50 each. Edition of 10 + 1 AP.

Photographs by
Jean Brundrit. Courtesy of Stevenson, Cape Town and Johannesburg.

Publisher:
Department of Visual Arts
University of Pretoria
Private Bag X20
Hatfield, 0028
South Africa

Image & Text was first published in 1992 and is accredited as an academic journal by the South African Department of Higher Education and Training