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Christine Dixie



Type of book work: Editioned / printed work Dimensions: 350mm x 370mm Media: Leather, mohair, paper, string, cloth

Artist's / designer's statements

This limited edition book is visually and conceptually linked to Dixie's installation, The Binding. The different surfaces of the book - leather, mohair, embossment, paper, string - constitute a conceptual point of departure for the book.

Visible within the slipcase is the binding. The binding - and the cord with which the reader unties the book - collapses the narrative of the subject with the action the viewer must perform to continue the narrative. Embossed bandages link the pages and become a metaphoric thread recalling wounding and the violent rituals enacted in the establishment of male identity.

The Binding consists of an embroidered slipcase. The cover is made of animal hide. The inside pages are a combination of etching and embossing prints with silver silkscreen.

Artist / Academic


Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art, The University of the Witwatersrand
Advanced Diploma in Fine Arts, The University of Cape Town
Masters in Fine Art, The University of Cape Town


2012 Smithsonian Artist in Residence Fellowship, Washington D.C.
2007 Merit Bonus Award- Rhodes University
1999 Merit Award: 4th Kochi International: Triennial Exhibition of Prints, Japan
1998 Ampersand Fellow - New York Residency
1993 Winner: Katrine Harris Print Cabinet Post-graduate Purchase Award


2015 Heaven, Hell, Purgatory - The Divine Comedy from the Perspective of Contemporary African Artists at Savannah College of Art and Design, Georgia, USA and The Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Washington D.C.
2015 U/Tropia - Weiner Festwochen, Vienna
2014 Conversations - The Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Washington D.C.
2014 To Be King - The Albany History Museum, Grahamstown and The Cape Town Art Fair
2012 Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Washington D.C.


The Smithsonian National Museum of African Art
The New York Public Library
The Johannesburg Art Gallery
The Durban Art Museum
Iziko South African Museum

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