Published to coincide with the Standard Bank Young Artist Award 2015, Kemang Wa Lehulere's first comprehensive monograph traces his work from 2005 to 2015 and his work in progress for the SBYA exhibition, opening at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown and touring South Africa. Images of Wa Lehulere's drawings, performances, videos and installations are interspersed with various forms of texts by the artist, including poetry and scripts for performance, as well as a series of intimate letters between Wa Lehulere and a friend, curator/writer Khwezi Gule, and an interview conducted by Hans Ulrich Obrist, with whom the artist collaborated on an experimental video about Ernest Mancoba. The latter forms part of Wa Lehulere's work for his SBYA exhibition, which pays homage to a number of artists from previous generations whose works influenced him, including Mancoba, painter Gladys Mgudlandlu and writer RRR Dhlomo.
Bound with a gold-foiled black wibalin hardcover, and presented in a brown paper-covered box with title on the spine, each special edition book features a Polaroid photograph by Kemang Wa Lehulere and a drawing by his aunt, Keithing Sophia Lehulere, who collaborated on his SBYA exhibition.
Published by Stevenson | 2015
Hardcover, 284 pages | Price: R15 000 + VAT | Edition of 15