Current Events

William Kentridge: Life in Print: William Kentridge and Pablo Picasso

Life in Print: William Kentridge and Pablo Picasso
May 10 – December 29, 2024

Remai Modern, Saskatoon

William Kentridge: William Kentridge

William Kentridge
May 4 – September 1, 2024

Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei

William Kentridge: Self-Portrait as a Coffee Pot

Self-Portrait as a Coffee Pot
April 17 – November 24, 2024

Arsenale Institute for Politics of Representation, Venice

William Kentridge: The Refusal of Time

The Refusal of Time
February 28 – September 1, 2024

Louisiana Museum
Humlebæk, Denmark

Forthcoming Events

William Kentridge: Je n’attends plus

Je n’attends plus
June 29, 2024 – January 12, 2025

Luma Foundation, Arles

William Kentridge: The Great Yes, The Great No

The Great Yes, The Great No
July 7 – 10, 2024

WORLD PREMIÈRE
Grande Halle Ouest
Luma Foundation, Arles
in partnership with Festival d’Aix-en-Provence

 

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

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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