Journal

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

“Spartan / Isando”, 1988 Charcoal and pastel on paper 120 x 160 cm Part of the forthcoming exhibition, “William Kentridge” at the Royal Academy of Arts, London 24 September - 11 December, 2022
“The idea was to film what happened in the studio, showing the improbabilities, the paradoxes, the uncertainties, the doubts, and even the stupidity of life in the studio, all of which are necessary for the artwork to emerge at the end of the process.” WK “SELF-PORTRAIT AS A COFFEE POT” premieres today at the Toronto International Film Festival in the TIFF Docs category. 12 - 16 September, 2022 https://tiff.net/events/self-portrait-as-a-coffee-pot
“Hunting the Spurwinged Goose (Colonial Landscapes)”, 1995-96 Charcoal and pastel on paper 120 x 160 cm Part of the forthcoming exhibition, “William Kentridge” at the Royal Academy of Arts, London 24 September - 11 December, 2022
Over the past two years William Kentridge has been working on a series of films about life and making work in the studio. "SELF-PORTRAIT AS A COFFEE POT is a series made to offer viewers a sense and spirit of possibility, from an artist’s perspective. It is intended as a polemic experience about a way of working, a confidence in giving an image the benefit of the doubt, and seeing what emerges.” WK Three films in the series of nine will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival next month in the TIFF Docs category. 12 - 16 September, 2022 https://tiff.net/events/self-portrait-as-a-coffee-pot