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BOOKNESSES ARCHIVE



NEWS UPDATE!

A new weblink will be launched on the anniversary of the Booknesses Project in March 2018

The website is a definitive record of the diverse events which made up the Booknesses Project, hosted by the Department of Visual Art (DoVA), Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture (FADA) at the University of
Johannesburg (UJ), South Africa, from 21 - 26 March 2017.

The project comprised workshops in

  • Papermaking, facilitated by Phumani Paper (UJ) and Mary Hark  (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)
  • Paper engineering, facilitated by Stephan Erasmus (book artist, Johannesburg) 
  • Bookbinding, facilitated by Hele`ne van Aswegen (Stellenbosch  University) and
  • Book arts in the classroom, facilitated by Wilhelm van Rensburg (UJ)
A lecture series presented by

  • Buzz Spector (Washington University in St. Louis, USA) titled Buzz Spector: The Book
    under (De)Construction
    and
  • Susan Gosin, (Dieu Donne` Paper, New York, USA) and Eliza Kentridge (Poet, UK)
    present Kentridge`s new book Selected Signs
A Colloquium, Booknesses: Taking stock of the book arts in South Africa with keynote addresses given by

  • Sarah Bodman (UWE, Brisol, UK) titled: Communities of practice: building an internationally connected practice in and for the book arts and
  • Robbin Ami Silverberg (Dobbin Mill and Books, New York, USA) titledThe Aegean Sea: The compulsion to make books 
... with papers presented by 42 local and international speakers and two roundtable events titled

  • South African practitioners and studios working across disciplines and
  • South African book arts as a democratic force
Booknesses also held three exhibitions:
  • Booknesses: Investigating the Body. Emandulo, Chris Diedericks and Charles Hobson which opened on 23 March at the gallery of the SARChI Research Chair in South African Art and Visual Culture, UJ
  • Bookness: Contemporary South African artists` books, opened on 24 March by Robbin Ami Silverberg at the FADA Gallery, UJ and
  • Booknesses: Artists` books from the Jack Ginsberg Collection, opened on 25 March at the UJ Art Gallery
... with an extensive public, scholar and student walkabout/ education program.       

A closing event, Jack Ginsberg and William Kentridge in Conversation, was moderated by Prof. Jane Taylor on 26 March at the UJ Theatre.

Below you can find archive material which will be migrated and expanded upon for the launch in March 2018.




GINSBERG / KENTRIDGE BOOK VIDEO SNIPPET
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» Paul Mills`s Booknesses compilation video on YouTube

» SELECTION OF DIGITAL BOOKS FROM `ARTISTS` BOOKS FROM THE JACK GINSBERG COLLECTION` EXHIBITION

» Weekend Live on SABC 2

» Interview with David Paton on Kaya FM

» Creative Feel article March 2017

» Booknesses in Art Times March 2017

» Bizcommunity article

» Artslink.co.za News

» Sarah Bodman`s report on Booknesses

» Sarah Bodman`s Keynote Address - with all visual material

» Two Must See Book Exhibitions - The Heritage Portal

» Byderhand`s site devoted to the digital artists` book Tinboektoe toe

» An alternative site for #Booknesses tagged Instagram images on the web

» Noteshare media release for Booknesses: Taking Stock of the Book Arts in South Africa

» Paul van Capellenveen`s blog LIGATUUR on his visit to Booknesses (8 parts in Flemish)

» 702 Weekend with Phemelo Motene. Booknesses radio slot listing

» Scott McCarney`s blog smARTnews. Sunday, April 9,2017

» PUTTING BOOKS TO WORK: WILLIAM KENTRIDGE ANIMATED BOOK VIDEOS SHOWN AS PART OF THE GINSBERG / KENTRIDGE CONVERSATION

» JACK GINSBERG / WILLIAM KENTRIDGE IN CONVERSATION, MODERATED BY PROF. JANE TAYLOR


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Click the image for a view of: Kim Berman speaking at the roundtable: South African book arts as a democratic force. Sunday 26 March
Kim Berman speaking at the roundtable: South African book arts as a democratic force. Sunday 26 March
Click the image for a view of: Muzi Gigaba speaking at the roundtable: South African book arts as a democratic force. Sunday 26 March
Muzi Gigaba speaking at the roundtable: South African book arts as a democratic force. Sunday 26 March
Click the image for a view of: Isabel Hofmeyr chairing the roundtable: South African book arts as a democratic force. Sunday 26 March
Isabel Hofmeyr chairing the roundtable: South African book arts as a democratic force. Sunday 26 March
Click the image for a view of: Sarah Bodman (CFPR, Bristol, UK); Robbin Ami Silverberg (Dobbin Mill & Books New York) and Paul van Capelleveen (Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Netherlands) close the Colloquium. Sunday 26 March
Sarah Bodman (CFPR, Bristol, UK); Robbin Ami Silverberg (Dobbin Mill & Books New York) and Paul van Capelleveen (Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Netherlands) close the Colloquium. Sunday 26 March
Click the image for a view of: Art Educators Workshop facilitated by Wilhelm van Rensburg. Sunday 26 March
Art Educators Workshop facilitated by Wilhelm van Rensburg. Sunday 26 March
Click the image for a view of: Art Educators Workshop. Sunday 26 March
Art Educators Workshop. Sunday 26 March
Click the image for a view of: Art Educators Workshop. Sunday 26 March
Art Educators Workshop. Sunday 26 March
Click the image for a view of: Jack Ginsberg and William Kentridge in Conversation. Sunday 26 March
Jack Ginsberg and William Kentridge in Conversation. Sunday 26 March
Click the image for a view of: Jack Ginsberg and William Kentridge in Conversation. Sunday 26 March
Jack Ginsberg and William Kentridge in Conversation. Sunday 26 March
Click the image for a view of: Jane Taylor moderates Jack Ginsberg and William Kentridge in Conversation. Sunday 26 March
Jane Taylor moderates Jack Ginsberg and William Kentridge in Conversation. Sunday 26 March

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