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Rise and Fall of Apartheid travels to Museum Africa

Following a highly successful tour that included the International Center of Photography (New York), Haus der Kunst (Munich), and PAC (Milan), the exhibition The Rise and Fall of Apartheid is coming to Museum Africa in Johannesburg from 13 February to 29 June 2014. The New York Times said of the exhibition: “…the material brought together is rich, its arrangements provocative and its ideas morally probing. In short, it’s really something to see, and I urge you to.” Rise and Fall went on to win the 2012 Lucie Award for Best Photography Exhibition, and the Gold Deutscher Fotobuchpreis for 2014 for the exhibition catalogue. The exhibition features work by Jodi Bieber, David Goldblatt, William Kentridge, Thabiso Sekgala and Sue Williamson.

William Kentridge in India

William Kentridge will present Poems I Used to Know at the Volte Gallery in India. The show is comprised of large drawings done on Indian ink pieced together from multiple book pages, a film installation, a series of flip book films, sculptures, etchings, photogravures and a large tapestry. The exhibition runs from 6 February to 20 March 2013.

Rise and Fall of Apartheid at ICP

Works by Jodi Bieber, David Goldblatt, William Kentridge, Thabiso Sekgala and Sue Williamson featured on Rise and Fall of Apartheid: Photography and the Bureaucracy of Everyday Life at the International Centre of Photography in New York. This photographic exhibition examines the legacy of the apartheid system and how it penetrated even the most mundane aspects of social existence in South Africa, from housing, public amenities, transportation, to education, tourism, religion, and businesses. Complex, vivid, evocative, and dramatic, it includes nearly 500 photographs, films, books, magazines, newspapers, and assorted archival documents and covers more than 60 years of powerful photographic and visual production that form part of the historical record of South Africa. Several photographic strategies, from documentary to reportage, social documentary to the photo essay, were each adopted to examine the effects and after-effects of apartheid’s political, social, economic, and cultural legacy. Curated by Okwui Enwezor with Rory Bester, the exhibition proposes a complex understanding of photography and the aesthetic power of the documentary form and honors the exceptional achievement of South African photographers.

The exhibition ran from 14 September 2012–6 January 2013.

Various artists at Prince Albert Art Festival

To mark the town’s 250th birthday celebration and the Prince Albert Gallery’s tenth anniversary, the Prince Albert Art Festival featured work by various artists including David Goldblatt, William Kentridge & Mikhael Subotzky.

Carefully selected specifically for the festival, David Goldblatt presented 25 colour landscapes, some of which had never been printed or exhibited. The photographs – which were produced in a smaller than usual, custom A2 format – included rarely seen Karoo landscapes such an arid onion farm in Viskuil and the expanse of Kapgat se Berge. The selection also included a range of photographs of the Eastern Cape, Western Cape and the Free State.

The festival took place the weekend of the 28th of September 2012 and interrogated the theme of “The Vulnerable Landscape”. Exhibiting artists were invited to explore all aspects of landscape: interiors, the mind, urban renewal and destruction, the veld and closer to home, the beautiful and vast landscapes of the Karoo.

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Press for William Kentridge

Visions of South Africa / GQ Japan / July 2010

Visions of South Africa by Kei Wakabayashi (6.5 MB)

The New York Times / The Invisible Hand in MOMA Shows / 18 February 2010

New York Times (70.4 KB)

William Kentridge / India Times / Mumbai / 1 February 2013

William Kentridge's Artwork Comes to India By IndiaTimes (57.4 KB) William Kentridge's Artwork Comes to India By India Times (60.9 KB)

William Kentridge / Marie Claire Magazine / South Africa / 10 January 2013

William Kentridge's 'No, It Is' at the Goodman Gallery by Chisanga Mukuka (489 KB)

William Kentridge / Art Forum / New York / Summer 2012

Dialectic of Enlightenment by Rosalind E. Krauss (454.8 KB)

William Kentridge / The New York Review of Books / New York / 30 June 2012

Death, Time, Soup A conversation with William Kentridge and Peter Galison by Margaret K Koerner (617.2 KB)

William Kentridge / Art Southafrica / South Africa / 20 September 2011

Refuse the hour by Angela Breidbach (3.1 MB)

William Kentridge / Mail & Guardian / Johannesburg / 26 August 2011

Dancing around convention by Emma Laurence (179 KB)

William Kentridge / The New York Times / New York / 22 February 2010

William Kentridge (124 KB)

William Kentridge / Frieze / June / July / August 2010

The Nose by Leora Maltz-leca (1.8 MB)

William Kentridge / Mail & Guardian / Johannesburg / 7 August 2010

Message on a bottle by Tim James (2.4 MB)

William Kentridge / The New York Times / 10 August 2010

Two Kentridge Shows come to Paris by Aidan Mac Guill (221.4 KB)

William Kentridge / Business Day WANTED / September 2009

Weaving the Crusader Tale by Emma Jordan (5.2 MB)
  • Solo exhibitions

    William Kentridge / NO, IT IS

    Preparing The Flute

    William Kentridge / Other Faces

    William Kentridge & Marguerite Stephens / Five Tapestries

    Group exhibitions


    C-16: A Group Exhibition




    Dancing with Dada

    Summer Show

    Joburg Art Fair 2011

    Winter Show

    Winter Show

    In Context

    The Marks We Make

  • Sleeping on Glass

    Shadow Procession

    Medicine Chest

    Zeno Writing

    Tide Table

    7 Fragments for Georges Méliés & Journey to the Moon

    What will come

  • Biography

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    Teaching, Lectureships and Workshop

    Awards and Merits

    Academic Record and Residencies


    Selected Articles and Reviews




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