Craig Mark was the Project Director of an exhibition entitled “Space – Currencies in Contemporary African Art” that was hosted at Museum Africa in Johannesburg in 2010.
A book was created to document and to discuss certain of the issues raised by the exhibition and the participating artists.
This book was edited by Thembinkosi Goniwe. The exhibition was curated by Thembinkosi Goniwe and Melissa Mboweni. Space featured 25 artists, 4 art collectives and 6 writers whose work provided creative and intellectual dialogue, which in personal and intimate ways animates imaginative and reflective engagement with social matters and human experiences in contemporary Africa and the Diaspora.
Contributors include Simon Njami, Abebe Zegeye, Bettina Malcomess, Jimmy Ogonga, Raphael Chikukwa and Monica Arac de Nyeko. Some of the featured artists include Willem Boshoff, Berni Searle, Barthélémy Toguo, Berry Bickle, Mary Sibande, David Koloane, Godfried Donker, Nandipha Mntambo, Dominique Zinkpé, Miriam Syowia Kyambi and Billie Zangewa. Collectives include El Hassan Echair and Imad Mansour of Collectif 212, Gugulective, Avant Car Guard and Chimurenga.
The book is a must read for anyone interested in Contemporary African art. More information on the book can be found on http://www.unisa.ac.za/default.asp?Cmd=ViewContent&ContentID=94864