Browsing South African Journal of Art History Volume 23 (2008) by Issue Date

Browsing South African Journal of Art History Volume 23 (2008) by Issue Date

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  • Konik, Adrian (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2008)
    This article, taking as its point of departure the validity of Laclau and Mouffe’s perspectives on radical democracy, focuses, in particular, on whether or not neo-Marxist cultural criticism could, conceivably, have recourse ...
  • Glatigny, Pascal Dubourg; Mare, Estelle Alma; Viljoen, Russel Stafford (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2008)
    This paper deals with early cartographic representations (both cosmographic and chorographic) of the presence of Khoikhoi at the Cape of Good Hope. While the boundaries of the Dutch settlement at Table Bay and the land ...
  • Schoeman, G.T. (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2008)
    This article explores the work of Sally Mann, Berni Searle, Ana Mendieta, and Shirin Neshat in relation to the trace-like emblem of the corpse. The corpse or corpse-like body is here read as allegorical of the body’s ...
  • Van Bergen, Jan Willem (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2008)
    In this article I will be elaborating a position first articulated by R. Buckminster Fuller. This position is that the geometry we rely on to inform and motivate our acts is central to our being in the world, and hence our ...
  • Kruger, Runette (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2008)
    The relationship between design and empathy is not unproblematic. Consideration of this relationship brings several questions to mind, including whether it is possible for design to be practiced in a predominantly empathetic ...
  • Steyn, Gerald (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2008)
    The African market street is unquestionably one of the most contested spaces in the built environment. It is a busy, crowded place shared by traders, pedestrians and vehicles, mostly minibus taxis. This phenomenon is ...
  • Van Tonder, Gert J. (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2008)
    Humans are not only adapted to nature, but also adapt their domestic environment to suit their own needs. Here, I suggest that Japanese Zen gardens uniquely bridge these different formative spheres of our perceptual evolution ...
  • Olivier, Bert (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2008)
    In this article I examine the startling work of Leonard Shlain on the provenance of certain ‘natural’,cortico-neurally based predispositions on the part of women as opposed to men, and offer an interpretation of his work ...
  • Ware, SueAnne (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2008)
    There is an incongruity between the inherent changeability of both landscapes and memories, and the conventional, formal strategies of commemoration that typify the constructed landscape memorial. This paper will examine ...
  • Bakker, Karel Anthonie; Odendaal, Francois (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2008)
    The Le Morne Brabant Peninsula in south-western Mauritius is known for the imposing mountain of Le Morne that dominates the natural landscape. The peninsula is a contested place. During the time of slavery, the place was ...
  • Ncokazi, Litha; Steele, John (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2008)
    This tribute to maternal grandmother of co-author Litha Ncokazi is based on his childhood memories of growing up in the Transkei, Eastern Cape, in South Africa. Aspects of these recollections have in turn served as a ...
  • Van Rensburg, Rudolf Johannes; Da Costa, Mary-Anne (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2008)
    Drawing on Henri Lefebvre’s quotidian theories, space making is explored as an expression of a society’s collective mind. Spatial understanding is a function of culture. Spatial ability is the capacity to interpret knowledge ...
  • Mare, Estelle Alma (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2008)
    In 1924 Walter Benjamin and Asja Lacis described the environs and architecture of Naples as “porous”, explaining that its built environment resists any fixed or designated functionality. Their description reminds one of ...
  • Raman, Pattabi G. (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2008)
    At some stage or other, nearly all artistic productions of modernism have been criticized as being arid, vacuous and unappealing to the lay-public. Undoubtedly, scholars have successfully analyzed, defended and presented ...
  • Mare, Estelle Alma (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2008)
    When the notion of empathy (Greek: em-pathos), which in its broadest sense may be defined as the ability to have compassion for and an understanding of the thoughts, feelings, and situation of another being and humanity ...
  • Kruger, Runette (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2008)
    The term ‘utopia’ originated in 1516, when Thomas More christened his imaginary perfect society ‘Utopia’. The name combines the Greek terms eutopia (‘good place’) and outopia (‘perfect place’ or ’no place’). In this article, ...
  • Potgieter, Frikkie (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2008)
    This article analyses how the poststructuralist deconstruction of fixed knowledge and universal experiences, presents itself in two opposing ethical positions in postmodernist art and culture. On the one hand the deconstruction ...
  • Noble, J.A. (Jonathan) (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2008)
    An abandoned landscape at the heart of historic Kliptown was the site for the 1955 ‘Congress of the People,’ (COP) an anti-apartheid gathering of people from across the entire country which inaugurated the declaration of ...
  • Van Rensburg, Rudolf Johannes; Da Costa, Mary-Anne (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2008)
    In this paper it is argued that contemporary architectural and urban space has become impoverished through the hegemony of a formalistic approach in architecture and urban design, and Modernism’s separation of subject and ...
  • Ross, Wendy (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2008)
    Environmental degradation, pollution and poverty are said to be destroying most countries worldwide. This article responds to the need for the recognition of the role that ecologically-concerned art can play in environmental ...