This site is intended as a weblog of the IPP, a sporadic, idiosyncratic investigation of independent publishing in South Africa - launched at Blank Projects, Cape Town, in September 2011. Visit or follow this page for updates on the project's trajectory and to view research paraphernalia as it happens. For more information email
2012, 08 May - 01 June: Research office at the Parking Gallery with Research Art

2012, 15 March - 26 April: Workshop and exhibition at Goethe-Institut Library with Josh Ginsburg, Jared Ginsburg, Ryan van Huyssteen, Jacques du Toit, Georgia Munnik, Talya Lubinsky, Ndaxola Nkalashe, Shannon Ferguson, Mika Conradie, Michael Maqungo, Sebastian Borckenhagen, Rangoato Hlasane, Alphabet Zoo (Mini Ngoyi, Isaac Zavale), CUSS (Jamal Nxedlana, Ravi Govender, Zamani Xolo & Nikki Comninos) and others.

2011, 8 September - 1 October: IPP launch with a temporary library and workshop at blank projects with Josh Ginsburg, Stuart Cairns, Sebastian Borckenhagen, James King, Athi Mongezeleli Joja, Christian Nerf, Nathan Gates, Trasi Henen, Jared Ginsburg, Kyle Morland, Lance Herman, Bianca Baldi, Unathi Mkonto, Emalie Bingham, Ryan van Huyssteen, Sjaka Septembir, Jamal Nxedlana, Ravi Govender, Zamani Xolo, Lalya Leiman and Amirah Tadin of CUSS Monthly, and others.

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IPP in residence at the Parking Gallery

The IPP is in residence at the Parking Gallery for the month of May.

Using a back-room as a small research office, the project is sharing space and attention with an archival experiment to be conducted by Research Art (Francis Burger and Josh Ginsburg) in conversation with the Artist Proof Studio retrospective at the Johannesburg Art Gallery.

The Parking Gallery is a malleable artist-run project initiated to create an alternative platform for contemporary art in South Africa. The first incarnation of the gallery was founded in 2006 by Simon Gush as a temporary and informal exhibition space. Currently hosted by VANSA Gauteng, the Parking Gallery exists as a common space for discussions, debates and showcasing topical work, facilitated by Gush and Ruth Sacks. The platform is structured around a weekly event held every Wednesday evening. Each week will host a presentation by art world practitioners involved in relevant projects and research, as well as professionals from various different fields outside of the art world.

Parking Gallery at VANSA: Craftsman Center, 5th floor, 289 Fox Street, City and Suburban, JHB


Mister Follow Follow

Folded copies of an IPP produced pamphlet, Mister Follow Follow, with works by Deadheat (Dorothee Kreutzfeldt and Bettina Malcomess), Gerhard and Maja Marx, Neil le Roux, Joe Foster, Michael Maqungo, Elsabe Milandri and Chris Mabena. 

The pamphlet was produced with the support of Shoe Shop, a multi-dimensional project about walking curated/facilitated by Marie-Hélène Gutberlet and Cara Snyman. Copies are available at the project shop at 6 De Beer street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg.