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Elfriede Dreyer is a rated researcher of the National Research Foundation of South Africa.


>Publications for the Art Bank of South Africa

>Publications for the international project EXPLORING VISUAL CULTURES (EVC)


Dreyer, E. 2017. Titus Matiyane, kartograaf en transnasionale flâneur. Litnet Akademies Jaargang 14(2).

Dreyer, E. 2016. Rubber ducks and Ships of Fools. Third Text 30 (3-4): 274-290, DOI: 10.1080/09528822.2017.1323412. 2017. Front cover on journal.


Dreyer, E. 2016. Of clocks ticking: Heterotopic space, time and motion in William Kentridge’s The Refusal of Time (2012). Communicatio 42(3):338-360.


Dreyer, E. 2015. Essay for Carolyn Parton catalogue.

Dreyer, E and Naude, I. 2015. Liminality in the transformation of light during the process of photography. de arte 91:76-88.  Front cover of de arte.


Dreyer, E. 2013. Let sleeping dogs lie: Visual expressions of burial and loss of teleology, in Apocalypse: Imagining the end, edited by Alannah Ari Hernandez. Inter-disciplinary Press.


Dreyer, E. 2012. Functionality and social modernism in the work of untrained South African artists. Third text 119:767 - 779. 


Dreyer, E. 2012. Claudette Schreuders. Book review. de arte 84:92-94. Sabinet reference.


Dreyer, E and McDowall, E. 2012. Imagining the flâneur as a woman. Communicatio Vol 38(1), April:30-44. (ISSN 0250-0167)


Dreyer, E. 2010. Home Lands – Land Marks. Contemporary Art from South Africa, 2008, edited by Tamar Garb. Catalogue for the exhibition at Haunch of Venison, London, 31 May – 3 July 2008. London: Haunch of Venison. 168 pages. de arte 80 (February):74-76. (ISSN 0004-3389). Book review.


Dreyer, E and Smith, AJ. 2009. Themes of the genetic engineering and the homunculus in Patricia Piccinini’s sculptural installation, We are family. de arte 79:23-33. Pretoria: Unisa (ISSN 0004-3389)


Dreyer, E. 2009. Not to believe or not to be believed: A review of the exhibition, Traces du sacré, 7 May to 11 August 2008, Paris. de arte 78 (May):52-55. (ISSN 0004-3389)


Dreyer, E. 2009. Dystopia. Catalogue for the South African part of the exhibition. Curator: Elfriede Dreyer. Co-curator: Jacob Lebeko. South African venues: Unisa Art Gallery, Pretoria, South Africa. May 23 – June 30, 2009 Museum Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa. October 8 – November 15, 2009.  (ISBN 978-0-620-43443-0) 


Dreyer, E. 2009. End-of-utopia, utopia-gone-wrong and anti-utopia in Dystopia. SAVAH Conference, The politics of Change: Looking backwards and forwards, 9- 11 July 2009.


Dreyer, E. 2008. Unlocking identities in globalising South Africa, in catalogue of the Centenary art exhibition of the Department of Visual Arts, UP, entitled Visuality/Commentary, 12 – 21 May 2008, edited by J van Eeden. Pretoria: UP:192-198.

Dreyer, E. 2008. Dystopia in Kudzanai’s representation of globalising Johannesburg, in Representation and Spatial Practices in Urban South Africa, edited by Farber, L. Johannesburg:  Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture’s Research Centre in collaboration with the editors of the New Encyclopaedia Project: 127-136. Johannesburg and Megacity Phenomena Colloquium (9-11 April 2008).


Dreyer, E. 2008. Stigma, crime and money in South African art exhibition. International Journal of the Inclusive Museum, Volume 1, Issue 3:107-118. Article

Dreyer, E. 2007. Communality of identity in post-apartheid South Africa: the reception and consumption of the sculpture of Johannes And Collen Maswanganyi. Paper presented at 2nd International conference on the arts in society, 21 – 24 August 2007 at the University of Kassel, Germany, in conjunction with Documenta 12. Published in The International Journal of the Arts in Society  Volume 2. Victoria: Commonground publishing:13-22. Article


Dreyer, E. 2007. Fusion and rot: The eroticism of the colour brown in Marcel Duchamp’s work, in Marcel Duchamp and Eroticism, edited by M Decimo. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press:184-194. (ISBN: 1-84718-118-X). Translated and published as a chapter in a second book: Dreyer, E. 2008. La fusion et pourrit: L'érotisme du couleur marron dans le travail de Marcel Duchamp, in Marcel Duchamp et l’Érotisme, edited by M Decimo. Dijon: Les Presses du Réel.

Dreyer, E. 2007. South African contemporary art in the global context, in catalogue for South African Art: Modern Art and Cultural Development in a Changing Society at Danubiana Meulensteen Museum, Bratislava, 21 September – 18 November 2007


Dreyer, E. 2006. Case study: The nature of art consumption in Pretoria from March 2005 to July 2006 with reference to selected exhibitions. Title of conference: Transformation/s in visual culture. Proceedings of the 22nd annual conference of the SAAAH, SAAAH:112-119.


Dreyer, E. 2007. Little deaths. Catalogue for exhibition at Fried Contemporary Art Gallery, 13 February – 10 March 2007. 25pp. (ISBN 978-0-620-38104-8) 


Dreyer, E. 2006. Taxi 12: Sandile Zulu (Colin Richards). Tydskrif vir Letterkunde 43 (1). Pretoria: UP:202-203. (ISBN 0-9584860-1-8)


Dreyer, E. 2006. TAXI - 011: Willem Boshoff: Artist Book and Educational Supplement. de arte 73. Pretoria: UNISA:64-65. (ISSN 0004-3389)


Dreyer, E. 2006. Roles/robes, 2006. Catalogue for curated exhibition at Fried Contemporary Art Gallery, 15 July – 5 August 2006. 25 pp. (ISBN 0-620-36484-X).  


Dreyer, E. 2005. Reconciliation. Exhibitions of selected South African artworks, 15 – 30 March 2005 / UP / South Africa, 2005. Catalogue for curated exhibition at UP as part of the Art and Reconciliation Festival. Pretoria: UP. 36pp. (ISBN 0-620-33947-0). 


Dreyer, E. 2005. delta. Elfriede Dreyer. Catalogue for solo exhibition at Galerie 2, Cité international des arts, Paris, 14 – 24 December 2005. 22pp. (ISBN 0-620-36483-1) 


Dreyer, E. 2005. William Kentridge in Johannesburg: Retrospective exhibition at JAG. Art South Africa 4 (1, Spring). Cape Town: Bell-Roberts Publishing:64-65. (ISSN 16846133)


Dreyer, E. 2005. Articulations of the city as a gendered construct. de arte 71. Pretoria: UNISA:4 -13. (ISSN 0004-3389). Reworked conference paper presented at Visual Culture/Explorations conference, UP, 9 & 10 July 2004.


Dreyer, E. 2003. William Kentridge at the National Gallery in Cape Town: a retrospective. de arte 68. Pretoria: UNISA:50-51. (ISSN 0004-3389) 


Dreyer, E. 2002. reals illusions virtuality artifice. de arte 66. Pretoria: UNISA:42-57. (ISSN 0004-3389)


Dreyer, E. 1995. Parergon. de arte 51. Pretoria: UNISA:3-10. (ISSN 0004-3389) 


Dreyer, E. 1993. Textually intertwining the idea of woman with deconstruction. Proceedings of the 8th annual conference of the SAAAH, SAAAH:123-130.


Dreyer, E (Pretorius). 1987. The religious character of symbol in the work of Jackson Hlungwane and Francis Bacon with reference to the postulations of Paul Ricoeur on existential freedom, in Book of Readings for History of Art IV,Volume I. Study Collection, UNISA Library. Pretoria: UNISA:101-184.

Paul McCarthy, Ship Adrift, Ship of Fools  (2010)

Lucas Thobejane

Titus Matiyane

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