i-jusi comes to London

Garth Walker, the man behind experimental South African magazine i-jusi, has put together a limited edition box set of ten lithographs of art from the publication’s 16 year history. The prints will also form a pop-up show, coming to London in March

Work by Conrad Botes and Anton Kannemeyer

Garth Walker, the man behind experimental South African magazine i-jusi, has put together a limited edition box set of ten lithographs of art from the publication’s 16 year history. The prints will also form a pop-up show, coming to London in March…

Curated by Jacki Lang, the show at 221 Brompton Road will feature the ten lithographs (seven graphic and three photographic) and a display of back issues of i-jusi, which translates roughly as “juice” in Zulu.

Founded in 1994, the magazine sought to take on the question, “What makes me African?” from the very first issue. 26 editions later, Walker is still curating the best in edgy African artistic talent for the project. With each issue, creatives are invited to respond to a particular topic and themes have been as diverse as typography and pornography (in separate issues), vernacular language and death.

I-jusi portfolio #1 is available, here from the Rooke Gallery in Newtown, Johannesburg but will also be on sale at the London show at 221 Brompton Road, London SW2, March 21-31. The box set comes in a limited edition of 50.

More at ijusi.co.za.

Art by Brandt Botes and Mark Kannemeyer

Art by Wilhelm Kruger

Art by Garth Walker

Art by Mikhael Subotzky and Pieter Hugo

Art by David Goldblatt

All lithographs in the portfolio are 325 x 500mm and printed on 250g Rives BFK. The printing process used is offset lithography using UV stable inks; the portfolio boxes are hand made and covered with Egyptian linen book cloth.

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