CCAC publications

Last updated: 15 December 2020

Art & Justice short monograph series

Art & Justice: A Constitutional Court Art Collection series is a short monograph series about artworks and artists represented in the Constitutional Court Art Collection (CCAC), housed within the Constitutional Court of South Africa. It draws from original interviews conducted with artists and others connected to the CCAC, internal CCAC records and other research to explore and contextualise artworks in the collection. The series also showcases the critical behind-the-scenes conservation work undertaken to document, stabilise, store and preserve CCAC artworks for posterity.

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The first publication in this series focuses on The Benefit of the Doubt, a monumental tapestry triptych designed by the internationally acclaimed South African, Netherlands-based artist Marlene Dumas. It is released freely in PDF format on 10 December 2020, International Human Rights Day, with a printed version to follow early in 2021.

Art and Justice: The Art of the Constitutional Court of South Africa

Art and Justice: The Art of the Constitutional Court of South Africa documents and celebrates the artworks integrated into and collected for the Constitutional Court of South Africa. The book pays tribute to the extraordinary vision of the architects and judges of the Court who sought to bring together, in the most inspiring, innovative and dignified way possible, art and the workings of justice, and to give a public soul to the new Court building.

Working closely with the Constitutional Court Artworks Committee, David Krut Publishing prepared the book as a companion volume to Light on a Hill: Building the Constitutional Court of South Africa.

Art and Justice: The Art of the Constitutional Court of South Africa is designed by Ellen Papciak-Rose and features photography by Ben Law-Viljoen (© Constitutional Court Trust).

Art and Justice: The Art of the Constitutional Court of South Africa serves as a record of the Court’s growing collection of paintings, prints, fibre art and sculptures and pays tribute to an extraordinary vision: to bring together art and justice in a building that would welcome all citizens of the country.

First published: 2008
Second print: 2017
Published by: The Constitutional Court Trust © and David Krut Publishing ©
ISBN: 9780958497558
Specifications: Softcover, 28x28 cm, 204 pp

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Available as a set with Light on a Hill, DVD included, via David Krut Books.

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