Season South Africais a major program of contemporary visual and performing arts that runs from September 2004 through January 2005. Launched by the Museum for African Art and The Cathedral of St. John the Divine during the year that South Africa is commemorating its first decade of democracy, Season South Africashowcases some of that country's most gifted and acclaimed contemporary visual and performing artists chosen by an international team of curators. The visual arts exhibition, Personal Affects: Power and Poetics in Contemporary South African Art, presents newly commissioned and recently produced works in various media by 17 South African artists. The common thread throughout the exhibition is the higly personal point of departure of the artists' working methods that are informed by their varied experiences as South Africans. Volume Ialso features an introduction by the exhibition curators, as well as various exploratory and insightful texts.Perryer, Sophie is the author of 'Personal Affects Power and Poetics in Contemporary South African Art', published 0018 under ISBN 9780945802426 and ISBN 0945802420.