n De Arte - Johannes Phokela : I like my neighbours, Paul O'Kane and Bronwyn Law-Viljoen : book reviews
|Article Title||Johannes Phokela : I like my neighbours, Paul O'Kane and Bronwyn Law-Viljoen : book reviews|
|© Publisher:||UNISA Press|
|Author||Karen Von Veh|
|Publication Date||Jan 2010|
|Pages||66 - 68|
This is a slim volume (72 pages in total) consisting mostly of full-colour illustrations of Phokela's works. It was published on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition, which was held at the Standard Bank Gallery in Johannesburg from 3 February to 21 March 2009. Bronwyn Law-Viljoen, at the end of her introduction to the book (p. 10) states clearly that this is not a catalogue of the exhibition, but instead should be understood as a book to accompany the exhibition. This places the book in an awkward position, as the proportional difference between a limited written component (approximately ten pages in total) and the large number of illustrations would suggest a catalogue, rather than any kind of informative discourse on the work of Phokela. The point made by Law-Viljoen could be understood as a semantic decision, however, because not all of the paintings and sculptures that were exhibited appear in the book.
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