Journal

A sporadic record of what happens in William Kentridge’s studio, in video, words and images

“In Defence of Optimism”
On the Lure of Blank Paper

Lecture Six, Slade Lecture Series
February 21, 2024 at 5:30 pm

University of Oxford
South School, Examination Schools
Oxford, OX1 4BG

The lecture is open for all to attend. No booking is required.

Please note that this lecture will not be streamed live. A recording of the lecture will be posted to this page within a week of its delivery:
https://www.hoa.ox.ac.uk/21-feb-in-defence-of-optimism
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“Houseboy”
The Lindemann Performing Arts Center
Brown University
9 - 10 February, 2024

An adapted reading of the 1956 novel, “Houseboy” by Ferdinand Oyono, directed by William Kentridge. 120 minutes with no intermission. Both performances include post-show talks with the cast and creative team.

Tickets can be purchased here:
https://tickets.brown.edu/arts/Online/default.asp

February 9, 2024 at 7pm
February 10, 2024 at 3pm

Photo: Stella Olivier
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“A Spasm of History”
Paradoxes of Colonialism: A Case Study

Lecture Four, Slade Lecture Series
February 7, 2024 at 5:30 pm

University of Oxford
South School, Examination Schools
Oxford, OX1 4BG

The lecture is open for all to attend. No booking is required.

Please note that this lecture will not be streamed live. A recording of the lecture will be posted to this page within a week of its delivery:
https://www.hoa.ox.ac.uk/07-feb-a-spasm-of-history
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Found object figure
One of a new trio, made with Greta Goiris
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Found object figure
One of a new trio, made with Greta Goiris
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Found object figure
One of a new trio, made with Greta Goiris
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“That Which I Have Drawn”
On Constable and the 1913 Land Act

Lecture One, Slade Lecture Series
January 17, 2024 at 5:30 pm

University of Oxford
South School, Examination Schools
81 High Street, Oxford, OX1 4BG

The lecture is open for all to attend. No booking is required.

Please note that this lecture will not be streamed live. A recording of the lecture will be posted to this page within a week of its delivery:
https://www.hoa.ox.ac.uk/that-which-i-have-drawn
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“A Natural History of the Studio”
William Kentridge
Slade Lecture Series
University of Oxford
South School, Examination Schools
81 High Street, Oxford
17 January to 21 February, 2024

As the Slade Professor of Fine Art for 2023/4, William Kentridge will deliver a series of six lectures at Oxford University. Lectures will take place in person each Wednesday at 5:30pm, from 17 January to 21 February, 2024.

The lecture series is open for all to attend. No booking is required.

Video editor: Joshua Trappler
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Paper Procession I - V (Verso), 2023
Steel, aluminium, oil paint
Dimensions variable

A series of six sculptures, made from aluminium panels, fixed to a steel armature and hand-painted in oils. These works are based on a series of small-scale paper sculptures, made from coloured and torn pages from a 19th century accounting journal from the Chiesa di San Francesco Saverio in Palermo.
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Paper Procession I - V (Recto), 2023
Steel, aluminium, oil paint
Dimensions variable

A series of six sculptures, made from aluminium panels, fixed to a steel armature and hand-painted in oils. These works are based on a series of small-scale paper sculptures, made from coloured and torn pages from a 19th century accounting journal from the Chiesa di San Francesco Saverio in Palermo.
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PERFORMANCE IN VIENNA TOMORROW

OH TO BELIEVE IN ANOTHER WORLD
A film by William Kentridge for Shostakovich Symphony No. 10

Wiener Konzerthaus
2 December, 2023

Performed by Luzerner Sinfonieorchester
Conducted by Michael Sanderling

Director
William Kentridge

Editors
Janus Fouché, Žana Marović, Joshua Trappler

Costume & Puppet Designer
Greta Goiris

Set and Model Designer
Sabine Theunissen

Cinematographer
Duško Marović

Video Operator
Kim Gunning

Executive Producer
THE OFFICE performing arts + film

Commissioned by
Luzerner Sinfonieorchester
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Paper Procession VI, 2023
Steel, aluminium, oil paint
111 x 64 x 39 cm

The final sculpture in a series of six, made from aluminium panels, fixed to a steel armature and hand-painted in oils. These works are based on a series of small-scale paper sculptures, made from coloured and torn pages from a 19th century accounting journal from the Chiesa di San Francesco Saverio in Palermo.
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Paper Procession V, 2023
Steel, aluminium, oil paint
141 x 70 x 39 cm

The fifth in a series of six sculptures, made from aluminium panels, fixed to a steel armature and hand-painted in oils. These works are based on a series of small-scale paper sculptures, made from coloured and torn pages from a 19th century accounting journal from the Chiesa di San Francesco Saverio in Palermo.
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Parcours d’atelier…
Model theatres and sets for “The Great Yes, The Great No” made with @sabine.theunissen; first proof collaged lithograph made with Mark Attwood from @the_artists_press ; and a new sculpture from the “Paper Procession” series
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