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Peter Rich Architects




Obie Oberholzer.-Mapungubwe Interpretation Centre at Mapungubwe National Park in Limpopo, South Africa

Mapungubwe Interpretation Centre at Mapungubwe National Park in Limpopo, South Africa.

By Peter Rich Architects.

Henry Wessel




Works from the ‘Night Walk’ series (1995-1998) by Henry Wessel.

Laurence Hamburger

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Laurence Hamburger, ‘Frozen Chicken Train Wreck (co-published by Chopped Liver Press and Ditto Press 2013)

“I began collecting South African tabloid posters in 2008 with no other purpose than to preserve them. I thought they were funny, clever and true. Composed in a local vernacular of shebeen English, these statements are part of the texture of our urban fabric; so familiar as to almost disappear. The newspapers themselves were not keeping an archive, and however ephemeral they might seem I thought there was a relevance in them that was not being recognised; something uniquely South African.”

Eduardo Arroyo


Eduardo Arroyo, ‘Carmen Amaya frit des sardines. W. Astoria’ Carmen Amaya is frying sardines. W. Astoria (1989)