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Maker: Pepe Abela
born 1926, South Africa
Deborah Bell
born 1957, South Africa
Kim Berman
born 1960, South Africa
András Böröcz
b. 1965
Keith Dietrich
born 1950, South Africa
Gordon Gabashane
born 1949, South Africa
Carol Hofmeyr
born 1950, South Africa
Basil Jones
born 1917, South Africa
William Kentridge
born 1955, South Africa
David Koloane
born 1938, South Africa
Atta Kwami
born 1956, Ghana
Moleleki Frank Ledimo
born 1962, South Africa
Simon Mthimkhulu
born 1967, South Africa
Sam Nhlengethwa
born 1955, South Africa
John Roome
born 1951, South Africa
Ruth Sack
b. 1947
Mmakgabo Mmapula Sebidi
born 1943, South Africa
Robbin Ami Silverberg
born 1958, United States
Simon Stone
born 1952, South Africa
Grace Tshikhuve
born 1965, South Africa
Diane Victor
born 1964, South Africa
Nhlanhla Xaba
born 1960, South Africa
Emandulo Re-Creation
Date: 1997
Medium: Mixed media prints in glue-bound volume
Dimensions: H x W x D: 31.8 x 44 x 3.8 cm (12 1/2 x 17 5/16 x 1 1/2 in.)
Credit Line: Museum purchase
Geography: South Africa
Edition: 6/30
Object Number: 98-1-1
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Object is not currently on exhibit

This book was created at the Artist Proof Studio in Johannesburg. Twenty-two artists came together to produce a book that expressed their personal views of the creation myth. Each artist drew a male figure on one side of the paper and a female figure on the other. The drawings were then cut into three parts to accommodate three sections of the human body: (1) the head and neck, (2) the torso and (3) the legs. These pages were then assembled in a flip-book format, a version of a printer's "exquisite corpse," where body parts are produced by different participants and put together to form different configurations. The drawings in the book demonstrate the different approaches to a chosen theme and the unique drawing styles of each artist. Pepe Abela (b. 1926), lithograph Deborah Bell (b. 1957), drypoint on copper Kim Berman (b. 1960), drypoint collograph on plastic András Böröcz (b. 1956), etching Keith Dietrich (b. 1950), plate lithograph Gordon Gabashane (b. 1949), linocut Carol Hofmeyr (b. 1950), etching Basil Jones (b. 1917), chine collé photography William Kentridge (b. 1955), drypoint on copper David Koloane (b. 1938), relief print Atta Kwami (b. 1956), Ghanaian: woodcut Frank Ledimo (b. 1962), drypoint on copper Simon Mthimkhulu (b. 1967), collograph Sam Nthlengethwa (b. 1955), relief print John Roome (b. 1951), woodcut Ruth Sack (b. circa 1947), etching Mmakgabo Sebedi (b. 1943), etching Robbin Ami Silverberg (b. 1958), mixed media Simon Stone (b. 1952), etching Grace Tshikhuve (b. 1965), linocut Diane Victor (b. 1964), etching Nhlanhla Xaba (b. 1969), drypoint on plastic

Artist's book composed of mixed media prints in a glue-bound flip-book volume. Each drawing features a male and a female divided into three parts: head, torso and legs.

Artists’ Books and Africa, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, September 16, 2015-September 11, 2016

Claiming Art / Reclaiming Space: Post Apartheid Art from South Africa, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., June 21-September 26, 1999

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