Current Events

William Kentridge: What Have They Done with All the Air?

What Have They Done with All the Air?
November 25, 2023 – January 20, 2024

Goodman Gallery, Cape Town


William Kentridge: Paraventi

October 26, 2023 – February 26, 2024

Fondazione Prada


William Kentridge: You Whom I Could Not Save

You Whom I Could Not Save
October 7, 2023 – January 12, 2024

Palazzo Branciforte, Palermo


Forthcoming Events

William Kentridge: A Natural History of the Studio

A Natural History of the Studio
January 17 – February 21, 2024

Slade Lecture Series
University of Oxford
South School, Examination Schools, Oxford

A sporadic record of what happens in the studio, in video, words and images

William Kentridge Animation

Idiosyncratic lines of enquiry into particular aspects of studio practice or bodies of work

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Stumbling to Utopia

“Why continue with these gestures, with these drawings, these words, in the face of their imminent failure? Because without some idea of utopia, of a rescued world implicit not just in these gestures but in the act of making a drawing, a performance, a speech – without this we feel a gap, a hollow.” WK, 2016

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William Kentridge: Creative Machines

William Kentridge puts to use a diversity of ‘creative machines’ in making work. He methodologically rethinks drawing, as an unfinished process, a means of collecting and generating iconography, with the aim of maximizing narrative amplitude that goes beyond the limits of graphic representation by resorting to sound and cinematography.

Listening to the Trees Cabinet

Listening to the Trees

An anecdotal account of the making of the book “Waiting for the Sibyl” and a consideration of Kentridge’s ongoing series of tree drawings, by book designer Oliver Barstow

9 WORDS and one more

Making art is a uniquely human endeavour and an artist, the maker of art, is someone who distills what they feel and think about the world and expresses this visually. This requires one to read, to see, to listen, to feel, to question and be curious; to know, and yet to doubt; to have humility and to be brave.

William Kentridge All So Different

All so different from what you expected

Things which are obvious in studio practice, like uncertainty, doubt, provisionality, are not about the COVID pandemic. They are themes I have worked on for many years – but these themes in the outside world have become much more present in these months.

William Kentridge Cursive


Cursive is the third set in a series of small bronze glyphs, following “Lexicon” (2017) and “Paragraph II” (2018). The glyphs started as a collection of ink drawings and paper cut-outs, each on a single page from a dictionary.

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