SANG Book Launch online 5 November

By MapMyWay
3 November 2020

SANG Book Launch online
New Iziko South African National Gallery Art Conservation publications

Here’s an invitation to the lunchtime SANG Book Launch online of two New Iziko South African National Gallery Art Conservation publications.

NEW INSIGHTS: Technical imaging of paintings in Iziko South African National Gallery
Butcher Boys: An iconic sculpture and its conservation

These are both on-profit publications; proceeds go towards an Iziko Conservation-Education Art project

SANG Book Launch online Speakers

SANG Book Launch onlineWHAT: SANG Book Launch Online
WHEN: Thursday, 5 November 2020 1pm – 2pm (South African time)
HOW: Zoom – Follow the link HERE 
WHERE: comfort of your own home

 

 

 

New Insights: Technical imaging of paintings in the Iziko South African National Gallery A new book published by Iziko Museums of South Africa.

Examining the techniques of paintings in the Iziko South African National Gallery (ISANG) permanent collection presents a unique and exciting opportunity to bring together conservation, art, science and technical art history. Using the latest non-invasive technology now available at ISANG, 600 paintings were studied and photographically documented in four different ways. These revealed aspects of surface details, as well as those hidden beneath the painted layers. Highlights and new insights from this extensive study are presented here, thereby also providing a glimpse behind the scenes at ISANG.

This is the first resource book that documents and illustrates a large number of paintings in the ISANG collection. It provides valuable evidence of artists’ methods and techniques; it facilitates access to details of the paintings for research and creates opportunities for discourse and collaborations.

This initiative, including the equipment acquired, would not have been possible without the generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This support has significantly increased the capacity for research at ISANG and will open doors to a greater community of scholars interested in the artists and paintings in the ISANG permanent collection.

The book is available at Iziko South African National Gallery and select bookstores from the 5th November 2020. It retails for R650 a copy, and is available to students (with a valid student card) at R520.

Butcher Boys: An iconic sculpture and its conservation

The Iziko South African National Gallery (ISANG) is pleased to announce the publication of a new book on the work of South African artist Jane Alexander. Titled Butcher Boys: an iconic sculpture and its conservation, the book looks at the materiality of the artwork, Butcher Boys, in conversation with the artist.

Jane Alexander is one of the most highly-regarded contemporary artists in South Africa. Her sculpture, Butcher Boys, exhibited in the ISANG, has been acclaimed as an iconic artwork and has gained an international reputation.

This materially-complex and fragile work was created while the artist was a student completing her Master’s degree in Fine Art at the University of the Witwatersrand in the mid-1980s. As with many mixed-media sculptures, this work presents many challenges with regard to its display, on-going care and future preservation. This publication aims to document the materiality of the work in conversation with the artist and consider preventive conservation issues in order to provide an educational resource for conservators and curators, as well as learners and visitors to the Gallery.

The book is available at Iziko South African National Gallery and select book stores from the 5th November 2020. It retails for R220 a copy, and is available to students (with a valid student card) at R180.