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From: John-Paul Pietrus firstname.lastname@example.org
I would like to find out anything and especially where I can purchase books by or about Bodys Isek Kingelez. Please email me back with any info. I really would appreciate it.
Kingelez' work was featured on the Second Johannesburg Biennale which took place here in 1997. A catalogue was pubished, but I'm not sure if any copies are still available. Kingelez also showed on an exhibition in Tokyo called 'Africa, Africa', curated by Toshio Shimizu in 1998. Again, a catalogue was published. You will also find some info about Kingelez in Contemporary Art of Africa published by Thames and Hudson. Beyond that, I'm afraid I can't help, but perhaps a visitor to the site may be able to offer you some more clues.
From: Julie Fiala email@example.com
I am desperately in search of contemporary representations of black bodies by black women. I am writing from Queen's University in Canada. I have contacted one contemporary artist, Mabatho Lesele, but I have not been able to see any of her works. Do you know of any other South African black women artists that fit this description. Though many white artists "speak for others" I cannot find any black artists constructing their own representations? Why is this? Am I overlooking some South African artists that deal with this topic.
Julie, I have to admit that I feel clueless here. Perhaps a reader will be able to point you in some direction that may help
From: Paco Barragán firstname.lastname@example.org
Just wanted to let you know that although I had not the chance to attend the Biennale, I think it is of great importance to South Africa, and not only to its art world.
Thank you Paco
From: Reinhard Kreckel MediartO@aol.com
Please - I'm searching for an actual mail or telephone of Konrad, Welz. The one which I have here is not valid.
Thanks a lot
From: Rebecca Sonkin email@example.com
I am interested in getting in touch with Matts Liederstam. Do have a phone number for him or his gallery that you could pass along to me?
I look forward to hearing from you.
Rebecca, I don't have a direct route by which you can contact Liederstam, who is a Swedish artist, but I can suggest the following. You could get hold of David Elliot, Director of the Modern Museum in Stockholm, who was involved in 'Trans Positions' at the National Gallery here last year, which included work by Matts Lieberstam. His email is D.Elliot@modernamuseet.se. Or you could try Emma Bedford of the National Gallery at firstname.lastname@example.org.