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Ukucwebezela: Contemporary Zulu Ceramics


Year:  2008
Price:  $20
Dimensions:  10.5 x 8 in., 80 pp
Guest Curator Elizabeth Perrill '99 organized an exhibition of contemporary Zulu Ceramics produced between 2004 and 2008. The exhibit provides a snapshot of South African contemporary ceramics that relates to the historical production of Zulu beer vessels and sculpture. Perrill's essay explores both the understated differences between works that might go unnoticed by an untrained eye and the newest divergences in Zulu ceramic aesthetics.


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