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David Krut Projects Included in The New York Times’ Things to do in Johannesburg


In an article for The New York Times Travel section Rachel B Doyle has written up her pick of things to do if you have 36 hours to spend in Johannesburg.

Doyle suggests that your first activity should be experiencing Joburg’s vibrant art scene and mentions David Krut Projects as being “well worth checking out”:

Tourists who bypass Johannesburg and head straight to Cape Town or out on safari are missing one of Africa’s most thrilling metropolises. This former gold-rush town suffered in the aftermath of apartheid, but the revitalization that came with South Africa’s hosting of the soccer World Cup in 2010 has blossomed. With a major face-lift of the city’s infrastructure — including the two-year-old mass transit rail system, the Gautrain, which was completed in June — Johannesburg is showing off its virtues and overcoming its vices.

Faith47Jeannette Unite: TerraIn Conversation: Kentridge & Dumas (DVD)Deborah Poynton The Hyena And Other Men

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Find the Perfect Christmas Gift at David Krut Publishing

Juliet White has rifled through the wealth of excellent publications available at the David Krut bookstore and narrowed the list down to eighteen truly special local and international titles that will make perfect Christmas gifts. White’s picks include Zapiro’s Do You Know Who I Am?, Under the Sway by Justin Fox and two William Kentridge titles. Take a look!

Inspired StylesAfro ModernDo You Know Who I Am?TraceFlavours of the MediterraneanThe Art Game Book

ChanelLucian FreudLight on a HillFuture BeautyIn the Spirit of AspenCarnets D'Egypte

The Allure of WomenThe Allure of MenThe Allure of BeautyThe Printmaking BibleRed Star over RussiaUnder the Sway

William Kentridge: Trace

This visually compelling publication highlights The Museum of Modern Art’s unparalleled collection of prints and books by William Kentridge – nearly fifty works spanning the past three decades. The book also features a succession of artistic interventions made by Kentridge especially for the occasion. Kentridge’s practice brings together drawing, film animation, books, sculpture and performance. Too little is known to the extent of which the artist applies his astonishing draftsmanship to the techniques of printmaking, including etching, screenprinting, lithography and lino cut. In fact printmaking has always been essential to his work, from his first forays into visual art in the 1970s to his recent large-scale operas.

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Don Pinnock and Justin Fox Showcase Postcards from the Road at David Krut Projects (15 October – 3 December 2011)

Later this month, acclaimed photojournalists, Justin Fox and Don Pinnock, will present a series of their works under the exhibition title Postcards from the Road. In Postcards from the Road, Pinnock and Fox – both of whom have served on the editorial board of Getaway magazine – “re-imagine” images that once served to document journeys; transporting them into the world of fine art. Postcards from the Road opens at David Krut Projects Cape Town on 15 October and continues until 3 December 2011.

Jacqueline Nurse on Postcards from the Road:

Postcards from the Road showing at David Krut Projects Cape Town from 15 October – 3 December 2011, is an exhibition of works by renowned photo-journalists, Justin Fox and Don Pinnock, re-imagined for presentation in a fine art context. Taking the form of postcards, in which image and text work in juxtaposition, the works form a narrative of the places to which the photojournalists have travelled and the different ways in which these journeys can be seen.

At the age of 12, Justin Fox picked up his first Nikon camera with the aim of documenting a family trip to Europe. Thus, he started down the road of capturing travel in photographs and writing, seeking always to portray the genius loci, the spirit of place. In a parallel universe, Don Pinnock emerged from the 1980s in South Africa, exhausted by political tumult and gritty social realism, and chose the different path of travel photojournalism, as a balm for his burnt-out soul. Also armed with a Nikon, he went out and discovered the beauty of a continent in which he was close to losing hope.

Justin Fox’s story:

“I was given my first Nikon at the age of 12, just before a family trip to Europe. Since then, photography has always been associated with travel for me. Photographing and writing became ways of capturing my journeys. This developed into a passion that has grown over the years. When I joined Getaway magazine 13 years ago, it also became my job.

Initially my photography was simply about recording as much as possible in the short time available on an assignment. The style was that of the ‘wish you were here’ postcard. Over time my vision started to change. I planned to spend much longer periods in places where the photography would be fruitful. Rather than shoot continually, I now sought just few images that would capture the genius loci, the spirit of place. This trajectory has led me away from pure photojournalism towards creating images that will say something more about a space, that will convey my feelings about the place…and that will last.

Don Pinnock’s story:

“Being a historian and criminologist as well as a journalist, my photography grew up in the gritty social realism of a country at war with itself. The images were peripheral to my writing, taken with no skill, a good deal of bravado and always of people.

I staggered out of the 1980s near burned out into a new country in the making. In truth, I’d had it with people, their politics and the acrid smoke of near revolution. In a way, Mandela’s calm presence at the helm gave me permission to step away into a job that left my lefty friends aghast with its political irrelevance – a travel photojournalist at Getaway magazine. Some comments hovered in the vicinity of ‘traitor’.

Photo by Don Pinnock courtesy David Krut Projects

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