Elizabeth A. Perrill

There are 16 included publications by Elizabeth A. Perrill :

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African Art and Agency in the Workshop [book review] 2015 9 African Art and Agency in the Workshop, edited by Sidney Kasfir and Till Förster, is the ideal outcome of a disciplinary conference. The sixteen essays in this volume, products of the 2007 Arts Council of the African Studies Association Triennial Con...
Art in the Service of Colonialism: French Art Education in Morocco 1912-1956, by Hamid Irbouh [book review] 2014 8 It is clear that Art in the Service of Colonialism fills a distinct lack in the body of art historical scholarship. Irbouh counters the inclination to champion “fine art” as African art history races to document modernisms that are slipping through s...
Burnishing History: The Legacies of Maria Martinez and Nesta Nala in Dialogue: Part I: An Historian’s Perspective 2015 48 This article is in two parts. “Part II: An Artists’ Conversation” immediately follows this article. As a complimentary historical overview, this text seeks to contextualize the Martinez and Nala families’ early entrées into high-end, nonindigenous ma...
Burnishing History: The Legacies of Maria Martinez and Nesta Nala in Dialogue: Part II: An Artists’ Conversation 2015 18 This article is the second part of “Burnishing History: The Legacies of Maria Martinez and Nesta Nala in Dialogue”. “Part I: An Historian’s Perspective” precedes this article. The following text is an edited transcription and translation representing...
Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time: Art, Culture, and Exchange across Medieval Saharan Africa [book review] 2019 13 The project of recentering histories is at the core of both the exhibition and catalog Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time: Art, Culture, and Exchange across Medieval Saharan Africa. When art historians speak of recentering, the contemporary art worl...
Ceramic Displays, African Voices: Introduction 2016 10 African ceramics in museums have historically been displayed in a manner that employs coded ‘norms’ borrowed from exhibition practices of western anthropological or historical modes: ‘ethnic’, geographic, gendered. To confront these over-generalizati...
Dust of the Zulu: Ngoma Aesthetics after Apartheid [book review] 2018 6 Just as a ngoma performer prepares an audience in voice and motion of the competitive comradery that is at the core of this art form, Meintjes places herself in a performative space in her poetic two-page preface. Punctuating each paragraph with the ...
Fired: An Exhibition of South African Ceramics & All Fired Up: Conversations between Kiln and Collection [exhibition review] 2013 22 In a remarkable moment of curatorial synchronicity, Esther Esmyol of the South African National Iziko Museums and Jenny Stretton of the Durban Art Gallery both recently launched historic South African sculptural, decorative, and utilitarian ceramic r...
An Illustrative Legacy: Art Education and Zulu ‘Crafts’ 2014 20 This article addresses the stylistic selection and the reproduction of art illustrations in the publications of John W. Grossert, and situates his work in the history of South African art education. Utilizing Grossert's treatment of the ceramic beer ...
On Family and Reflection: Clive Sithole at Mid-Career 2019 8 The article features South African potter Clive Sithole. Topics covered include his integration of Southern African culture into his work, his work at the Bartel Artists' Trust Centre, and his first solo exhibition "Journey of a Herdboy" at Durban's ...
A Place of Reflection: Po-Wen Liu 2014 21 The article discusses the work of ceramic artist Po-Wen Liu. Topics include the influence of North Carolina's Blue Ridge Piedmont region on Liu's work, Buddhist influence on Liu's works, and the use of the lotus as a motif in his pottery. He use of g...
Room to Grow: Re-Installing the NCMA Permanent Collection 2017 33 An ephemeral gesture: What better or more poetic way to open a permanent installation of African art? The conceptual complexity of African art cries out for subtle contradictions that engage the public in a dialogue, a reflection upon what has been e...
Skipping the Blockade Run: Andile Dyalvane and Camagu 2018 44 Within the context of this special issue on African art markets, this artist's profile brings to the fore transforming and increasingly fractured contexts of artistic production and consumption. In particular, Andile Dyalvane's career highlights the ...
South African Rubber and Clay: Material Challenges to the Global Nomad 2012 17 Artistic nomads described in Nicolas Bourriaud's Altermodern are the elite darlings of the contemporary artworld. Yet these transgressors of national boundaries often fail to engage with or slowly abandon local audiences and iconography. Through an a...
“Three Moments of Fixed Attention: A Multi-Site Review of ‘Disguise: Masks & Global African Art, Introduction” [exhibition review] 2017 8 The exhibition "Disguise: Masks and Global African Art" was initially conceived of and installed at the Seattle Art Museum (SAM) by the curatorial duo of Pamela McClusky, curator of African and Oceanic Art for SAM, and Erika Dalya Massaquoi, consulta...
Tribing and Untribing the Archive: Identity and the Material Record in Southern KwaZulu-Natal in the Late Independent and Colonial Periods, Vol. 1 & 2 [book review] 2017 20 This two-volume set, composed of nineteen substantive chapters, seeks to address the material culture of collections and archives as a topic of interrogation. The volumes open with a thorough framing of the project in the form of a preface and introd...