About David Krut Projects
David Krut Projects (DKP) was established in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1997 when David Krut produced the first major publication on William Kentridge in CD-ROM format. The CD-ROM provided an insight into the multi-media talents of Kentridge, and in so doing, alerted the public to the diverse creative talents to be found in post-apartheid South Africa. We have gone on to publish several more titles on Kentridge (see the bookstore page), as well as a range of other books on contemporary South African art and architecture.
David Krut Projects Today
DKP publishes high quality books on contemporary South African art and architecture with the intention of encouraging an awareness of the wealth of creative talent in South Africa and promoting local writing on a range of subjects.
TAXI Art Books
In 2000 David Krut Projects began to publish the TAXI Art Books, the first-ever series of monographs on contemporary South African artists. The TAXI Art Books seek to draw attention to the important work being produced by South African artists, and are also an excellent educational resource for both school and tertiary learners. To date we have published 14 books in the series, with TAXI-015 Paul Stopforth due out in 2010. Each book is accompanied by an Educational Supplement containing valuable teaching material for secondary school and tertiary institution visual arts teachers.
As befits its name, TAXI is also a vehicle supporting various other development and outreach initiatives.
David Krut Bookstores
We now three dedicated arts and culture bookstores. Our locations are:
- 140 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood, Johannesburg
- Arts On Main, Downtown City East, Johannesburg
- Montebello Design Centre, Newlands, Cape Town
David Krut Projects: Fine Art and Books
Located at the beautiful Montebello Design Centre in Newlands, this Cape Town extension of our Johannesburg activities offers a wide range of magnificent art titles and regularly shows works from David Krut Print Workshop, and is managed by Alastair Whitton.
David Krut Print Workshop
David Krut Print Workshop (DKW) was established in 2000 to provide professional printmaking facilities in Johannesburg. In the collaborative environment of the workshop, artists and printmakers create limited-edition and unique works on paper. We have worked with over 65 established and emerging artists.
David Krut Projects, Johannesburg
Launched in March 2007, David Krut Projects is a seperate location a few doors down from our Bookstore and print Workshop. The Project/Gallery space has hosted a number of exhibitions, book launches and other events, including the launch of William Kentridge Flute, Andzrej Nowicki, The Pre-Crapelites, Brooklyn-based Cannonball Press, Art Bank JHB, Ryan Arenson, Diane Victor, Deborah Bell, Julian Opie, Maja Maljevic, Virginia MacKenny, Alexandra Ross, Willem Boshoff, Alice Maher, Gail Behrmann, Nathaniel Stern, and many more.