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One Million and Forty Four Years (and Sixty Three Days)
A Sampler

Item date(s): 2007

Kathryn Smith  - (edited with an introduction by)
Douglas Gimberg  - (featured artist)
Christian Nerf  - (featured artist)
Ruth Sacks  - (featured artist)
Ed Young  - (featured artist)


Pages: 293pp
Size: 178mm
Inscription: Signed by two participants.
Edition: #33/50


Place publication: Stellenbosch, RSA
Publisher: SMAC Art Gallery
ISBN: 978-0-620-38259-5

Additional notes:
A companion to the exhibition by Douglas Gimberg, Christian Nerf, Ruth Sacks and Ed young, this book publishes responses to the above question received over a four-week period in 2007.

Supported by the university of Stellenbosch, Department of Visual Arts.

500 standard softcover copies and 50 numbered, hardcover editions.

Ref: SA/1140

Articles

Email Correspondence
 Robert Storr (essay by)
   p16

Spontaneous Human Combustion 1
 Gustavo Artigas (essay by)
   p20

Email Correspondence
 Barend de Wet (essay by)
   p24

This is the work of idle hands, or you can't say anthing original about the avant-garde
 Bettina Malcomess (essay by)
   p26

Histories of Avant-Gardism in South Africa
 Colin Richards (essay by)
   p40

Does the Avant Garde Exist???
 Wayne Cahill Barker (essay by)
   p60

Shy have there been no avant-garde African artists?
 Candice Breitz (essay by)
   p64

Comrades At Arms: The African Avant-Garde at the First World Festival of Negro Arts (Dakar 1966)
 Sylvester Ogbechie (essay by)
   p88

Contingent States & Postscript: Is This Music?
 Sean O'Toole (essay by)
   p104

Avant-Garde for Beginners
 Trasi Henen (essay by)
   p112

Retrospectives
 Siemon Allen (essay by)
   p114

When Does a Moment End?
 James Sey (essay by)
   p118

Two Chinese Guys
 Ed Young (essay by)
 Kathryn Smith (essay by)
   p124

I Terrorealist
 Kendell Geers (essay by)
   p130

Rule No. One
 Christian Nerf (essay by)
   p154

The Power of the Clone: Product Piracy as Avant-Garde Practice
 Michael Smith (essay by)
   p156

Four Works
 Avant Car Guard (essay by)
   p162

Considering the Act of Terror: The Dilemma of the Avant-Garde
 Brenden Gray (essay by)
   p166

Barriga de Dragao
 Rafael Mouzinho (essay by)
   p174

The Avant-Garde is Dead. Long Live the Avant-Garde!
 Lize van Robbroeck (essay by)
   p180

'' Is the Avant-Garde Still a Viable and or Tenable Notion in the Current Contemporary Moment. . .?"
 Thando Mama (essay by)
   p188

Nathaniel Stern. . .Sings!
 Nathaniel Stern (essay by)
   p192

To Believe in the Avant-Garde is to Deny the Permanence of the Width of a Horse's Arse
 Elan Gamaker (essay by)
   p194

Everyone Hates me Because I'm Nerdy and White
 Stacy Hardy (essay by)
   p198

Digging up Old Horses
 Johan Thom (essay by)
   p214

Email Correspondence
 Aryan Kaganof (essay by)
   p220

Email Correspondence
 Peet Pienaar (essay by)
   p222

Show me the Avant-Garde and I'll Show you a Good Time
 Ed Young (essay by)
   p226

Artforum Accident
 Kristofer Paetau (essay by)
   p230

Conversation with Takashi Murakami at T1 - Triennale Torina Treimusei: The Pantagruel Syndrome
 Ruth Sacks (essay by)
   p234

Transcript
 Brian Eno (essay by)
   p240

Email Correspondence
 Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev (essay by)
   p244

Email Correspondence
 James Beckett (essay by)
   p256

Letter
 Robin Rhode (essay by)
   p258

The Avant-Garde and the Identity-Dilettante
 Cesare Pietroiusti (essay by)
   p260

Excerpt from Contrtuccion de Uno
 Liam Gillick (essay by)
   p264

Taking the Piss
 Ed Young (essay by)
   p278

End Notes
 Andrew Lamprecht (essay by)
   p300

Love Douglas
 Douglas Gimberg (essay by)
   p310







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