Publications

BOOKS & ARTICLES BY TERRY KURGAN

2018 

Everyone is Present: Essays on Photography, Memory and Family, published by Fourthwall Books, Johannesburg, 2018.

“Object Lessons” in Critical Arts, South-North Cultural and Media Studies, Vol 32, 2018, Special Issue: Vernacular Photography: Terry Kurgan (2018), Critical Arts  32:1, 107–121.

2016

“Relational Politics: Zen Marie and Terry Kurgan in conversation” published in Public Intimacy: Art And Other Ordinary Acts In South Africa, published by Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, 2016.

2015 

Wide Angle: Photography as Participatory Practice, edited by Terry Kurgan and Tracy Murinik, eBook, published by Fourthwall Books, Johannesburg 2015.

“Acts of Intimate Exposure: The Making of Hotel Yeoville” and “Relational Politics: Zen Marie and Terry Kurgan in conversation, June 2012” are published in Wide Angle: Photography as Participatory Practice, edited by Terry Kurgan and Tracy Murinik, published by Fourthwall Books, Johannesburg 2015.

My Father, and a Fish ITCH – The Creative Journal, Issue 14 - VALUE, published online by University of the Witwatersrand’s School of Literature, Language and Media.

Nine Urban Biotopes, or, a view of Johannesburg from Berlin” published online by the artist led, socially engaged initiative Open Engagement.

“Public Art/Private Lives : The Making of Hotel Yeoville” An essay co-authored by Terry Kurgan, Tegan Bristow, and Alexander Opper in Museum Transformations, Annie E. Coombes and Ruth B. Phillips (Eds.) Volume 4: The International Handbooks of Museum Studies, published by Wiley-Blackwell, UK 2015.

“Hotel Yeoville-Reflections on the advantages of working together” co-authored by Terry Kurgan and Alexander Opper, in New Spaces for Negotiating Art and Histories in Africa, Kerstin Pinther, Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi, Berit Fischer (Eds.), published by LIT Verlag, Berlin 2015.

2013 

Hotel Yeoville, Terry Kurgan (ed.) published by Fourthwall Books, Johannesburg, 2013.

Public Art/Private Lives” Special Issue :Cultural Studies Journal, Private Lives and Public  Cultures in South Africa, Kerry Bystrom & Sarah Nuttall (eds.) published by Routledge, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA.

Checking into Hotel Yeoville: Public Narratives about Feeling Foreign at Home” Alexandra Dodd and Terry Kurgan, Special Issue: Third Text, The Art of Change in South Africa, Nomusa Makhuba & Ruth Simbao (eds), Volume 27, Issue 3, 2013.

2012

“Park Pictures” in the book UNFIXED: Photography and Postcolonial Perspectives in Contemporary Art, Asmara Pelupessy and Sara Blokland (eds published by Jap Sam Books, August 2012, Netherlands.

2010

“Park Pictures: on the work of photography in Johannesburg” Louise Bethlehem and Terry Kurgan, in the book Rethinking Labour in Africa, Past and Present, Lynn Schler, Louise Bethlehem, Galia Sabar (eds.), published by Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, UK 2010.

“Hotel Yeoville” in On Making: Integrating Approaches to Practice-Led Research in Art and Design. Leora Farber (ed.), published by the Research Centre, Visual Identities in Art and Design, University of Johannesburg, 2010.

“Hotel Yeoville : Pleased to Meet You” Art South Africa, volume 9, Issue 2, December 2010.

2009

Park Pictures: on the work of photography in Johannesburg” Louise Bethlehem and Terry Kurgan, in the journal  African Identities, volume 7, number 3, August 2009, Special Issue: Rethinking Labour in Africa, Past and Present, Lynn Schler, Louise Bethlehem, Galia Sabar (eds.), published by Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, UK,  2009.

2008

“A Dialogue Between Two People Who Never Met”, Terry Kurgan/Aida Sanchez de Serdio, in Home/Away: Art in Social Space, Idensitat – 4, Published by Editorial Tenov, Barcelona, 2008.

“Testing the Rhetoric” Rhodes Journalism Review, Volume 28, September 2008.

2005

Johannesburg Circa Now: Photography and the City, Terry Kurgan and Jo Ractliffe (eds.), published by Terry Kurgan and Jo Ractliffe, ISBN 0-620-34177-7, Johannesburg 2005.

1998

“Mothers and Others” Catalogue Essay, Bringing Up Baby: Artist’s survey the Reproductive Body, Terry Kurgan (ed.), published by the Bringing Up Baby project, Cape Town 1998.

 

BOOK CHAPTERS & JOURNAL ARTICLES ABOUT TERRY KURGAN’S WORK

2017 

Affective Images: Post-apartheid documentary perspectives, by Marietta Kesting. Published by State University of New York Press, 2017. The book includes Hotel Yeoville as a case study.

Writing Johannesburg”  by Naomi Roux, in the journal Thesis Eleven, Sage Publications 2017, Volume 141 (1) pgs 115 -122.

Home, Family and Intimacy in recent writings on and from South Africa”, by Carli Coetzee, in the journal Africa, Volume 87, Issue 2, May 2017,  pp. 407-418.

2015 

“A Cup of Tea and a Marriage Proposal”, by Valentina Rojas Loa. Nine Urban Biotopes: Negotiating the Future of Urban Living, An e-publication, published by urban dialogues E.V., Berlin, 2015. The multi-media e-publication can be downloaded as a tablet-app in Google Play and Apple Store. A pdf-Version is provided here.

Democracy at Home in South Africa: Family Fictions and Transitional Culture, by Kerry Bystrom. Published by Palgrave Macmillan, New York, 2015.

2014 

Between Politics and Poetics: Terry Kurgan’s Hotel Yeoville” by Federico Freschi, in

Safundi: The Journal of South African and American Studies,  South African Photography: A Special Double Issue, Volume 15, 2014, published by Routledge, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA.

Johannesburg Interiors” by Kerry Bystrom, in a special issue of Cultural Studies Journal, Private Lives and Public Cultures in South Africa, Kerry Bystrom & Sarah Nuttall (eds.) published by Routledge, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA.

Terry Kurgan-Hotel Yeoville/Public Intimacy. Video Profile produced by Ben Leon of the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in association with the exhibition “Public Intimacy: Art And Other Ordinary Acts In South Africa” San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA), San Francisco, USA.

2013 

Hotel Yeoville, by Gavin Younge, De Arte, Volume 2013, Issue 88, Jan 2013, p. 93 – 95.

2011 

Figures and Fictions: Contemporary South African Photography, by Tamar Garb, published by Steidl Verlag to coincide with the eponymous exhibition, Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Video profile. Figures and Fictions: Terry Kurgan.

Visual Century: South African Art in Context, Volume 4 1990 – 2007, edited by Thembikosi Goniwe, Mario Pissarra, and Mandisi Majavu, Wits University Press, 2011.

2010

Mail & Guardian Book of South African Women, edited by Barbara Ludman, published by Mail & Guardian, Johannesburg 2010.

2006

Number Four: The making of Constitution Hill, Segal, L, Martin K and Court S (eds.) published by Penguin Books, South Africa 2006.

2005

“Material Ghosts: Terry Kurgan’s Park Pictures” by Ruth Rosengarten, in Johannesburg Circa Now: Photography and the City, Terry Kurgan and Jo Ractliffe (eds.), published by Terry Kurgan and Jo Ractliffe, ISBN 0-620-34177-7, Johannesburg 2005.

2004

“Terry Kurgan” by Tracy Murinik, in 10 years 100 artists: Art in a Democratic South Africa, Sophie Perryer (ed.), Published by Bell-Roberts Publishing, Cape Town 2004

Through the Looking Glass: Representations of Self by South African Women Artists, by, Brenda Schmahmann, Published by David Krut Publishing, Johannesburg 2004.

2003

Skip: present company included: a space between ‘private’ and public”  catalogue essay,

By Kathryn Smith, 2003.

2000

Terry Kurgan” catalogue Essay by Rory Bester, FNB Vita Art Prize exhibition, published by FNB, Johannesburg 2000.

Cilliers, Pieter (2000) “Kunskafee” No’s. 19  and 22 – Video profile by Pieter Cilliers Production for the arts magazine programme Kunskafee on DSTV.

Williamson, S. “Artbio” Issue 36, August 2000.

1999

Atkinson, B. (Ed) (1999)  “Wash 5 – Family” Chalkham Hill Press, Johannesburg.

1997

“To Have and To Hold: Recent Drawings by Terry Kurgan”. By Ruth Rosengarten, Exhibition Catalogue essay, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg 1997.

“Lifetimes: Kunst aus dem sudlichen Afrika”. Ruth Sack (ed.), Exhibition catalogue, Aktionsforum Praterinsel: Munich 1997.

“Printmaking in a transforming South Africa”, by Phillipa Hobbs and Elizabeth Rankin, published by David Philip Publishers , Cape Town and Johannesburg , 1997.

1996

“Don’t mess with Mister Inbetween: 15 Artistas da Africa Do Sul”. Ruth Rosengarten, Exhibition Catalogue Essay. Published by Culturgest: Lisbon 1996.