William Kentridge


Gallery News for William Kentridge

Goodman Gallery at Art Basel Miami Beach

The Goodman Gallery attends Art Basel Mail Beach from the 4th to 7th of December at the Miami Convention centre, exhibiting the works by Willem Boshoff, Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin, Mounir Fatmi, Kendell Geers, Alfredo Jaar, William Kentridge, Liza Lou, Mikhael Subotzky, Hank Willis Thomas and Jeremy Wafer. This year’s Art Basel Miami Beach’s Art Public sector features work by Goodman Gallery artists Jaar and Thomas while young artists Haroon Gunn-Salie and Gerald Machona both have work on the film sector. Tracey Rose will present a continuous performance piece in the Positions sector where she will be represented by Dan Gunn.

William Kentridge / 2nd Hand Reading Book Launch / Joburg Art Fair

Goodman Gallery Publications will present William Kentridge’s book 2nd Hand Reading  (published by Fourthwall Books, 2014) at the Joburg Art Fair. The book reproduces faithfully Kentridge’s drawings made for the animated flip-book film Second-hand Reading , which was constructed from the successive filming of drawings on the pages of old books; a second-hand reading of those books. Both the  film and the book are both about narrative— they start at the beginning and eventually get to the end— but also acknowledge repetition, inconsistency and illogicality as part of their material. 

The film Second-hand Reading and a selection of drawings made for the film will be shown at the launch, which includes a book-signing.
Music for the film was composed and made by the Cape Town based composer Neo Muyanga.

Various Artists At Yale

Contemporary Art/South Africa at Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, USA opened on 09 May 2014 and features more than 30 artworks produced in South Africa or by South Africans from the late 1960s to the present, a period of immense political and social change. The artists in this exhibition – including William Kentridge, Sam Nhlengethwa, Mikhael Subotzky, Diane Victor, Sue Williamson – address key aspects of the experiences of South Africans, offering multiple perspectives on their lives, their society, and their world. The exhibition runs until to 24 August 2014.

William Kentridge receives Hononary Doctorate

William Kentridge will receive an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Cape Town at the December Graduation Ceremony. The stage production Ubu & the Truth Commission, made with Handspring Puppet Company and first performed in 1997, has been seen in the past six months in Sao Paolo, Bogota, Grahamstown, Taipei and Edinburgh, and in coming months continues to Florence, Brussels, Athens, Toronto, Vancouver and Berkeley. Both the installation The Refusal of Time and its companion performance piece Refuse the Hour will be presented in Cape Town in February 2015. Kentridge’s production of Schubert’s Winterreise will continue to be performed in different cities (including Moscow, Singapore, Seoul, Luxemburg, Sydney, Lisbon, San Francisco, Paris, Lille, Barcelona, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paolo) as will Paper Music, the cineconcert made with composer Philip Miller (confirmed venues include Abu Dhabi and Cluj in Romania). The current exhibition at Wits Art Museum, Johannesburg, of tapestries created by Kentridge and produced by the Marguerite Stephens Tapestry Studio has been extended until the end of February 2015.

More news

Press for William Kentridge

William Kentridge / The Sunday Independent / South Africa

Weighing up the costs by Mary Corrigall (538.9 KB)

William Kentridge / Mail and Guardian / South Africa / 7 - 13 November 2014

The Refusal of time by Meg Koerner (307 KB)

William Kentridge / Sawubona Magazine / South Africa / November - December 2014

Spotlight on William By Daniella Renzon (293.2 KB)

William Kentridge / The New York Times / United Kingdom / 12 November 2014

A Sorrow Transcended by Beauty Matthias Goerne Sings Kentridge's Version of "Winterrreise' by Anthony Tommasini (139.8 KB)

William Kentridge / Mail and Guardian / South Africa / 7 - 13 November 2014

Confessions of an optimist by Sean O'Toole (847.2 KB)

William Kentridge / City Press / South Africa / 9 November 2014

The art of darkness by Charl Blignaut (788 KB)

William Kentridge / Mail and Guardian / South Africa / 7 - 13 November 2014

Six drawing lessons by William Kentridge (525.5 KB)

William Kentridge / Mail and Guardian / South Africa / 7 - 13 November 2014

Accounts and drawings from underground by Rosalind C. Morris (599.3 KB)

William Kentridge / Mail and Guardian / South Africa / 7 - 13 November 2014

Into the vortex with Kentridge by Robyn Sassen (328.5 KB)

William Kentridge / Financial Mail / South Africa / 6 November 2014

ART: Home for a time By Matthew Partridge (3 MB)

William Kentridge / Mail and Guardian / South Africa / 7 - 13 November 2014

The art of weaving a good yarn by Robyn Sassen (309.3 KB)

William Kentridge / Tonight Stage / South Africa / 6 November 2014

The man behind the sounds of time by Theresa Smith (263 KB)

William Kentridge / Financial Mail / South Africa / 30 October 2014

MUSIC: Composing for art BY GWEN ANSELL (1.8 MB)

William Kentridge / Sunday Times / South Africa / 19 October 2014

The time traveller's life by Oliver Roberts (1.5 MB)

William Kentridge / Beeld / South Africa / 14 October 2014

Kentridge Kom Wys Werke by Anel Viktor (183.5 KB)

William Kentridge / Cape Times / South Africa / 20 October 2014

Carnegie Hall a dream come true for composer by Rebecca Jackman (95.9 KB)

William Kentridge / Times Live / South Africa / 4 November 2014

DEFT WEFT: Art goes to the wall by Graham Wood (577.6 KB)

William Kentridge / The Art Newspaper / London / 10 October 2014

The sun never sets on William Kentridge. By Charlotte Burns (121.8 KB)

William Kentridge / The Washington Post / Washington D.C / 27 September 2014

In the galleries: A look at apartheid’s cruel costs by Mark Jenkins (497.9 KB)

William Kentridge / Interview with Hinterhauser and Goerne / 8 June 2014

The Winterreise that was somewhere in me all these years (277.5 KB)

William Kentridge / Artforum / New York / January 2014

Whichever Page you Open by Joseph Leo Koerner & Margaret Koster Koerner (395.9 KB)

William Kentridge / Financial Mail / South Africa / 16 April 2014

William Kentridge, A Famous Artist by Sean O'Toole (216.7 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 / Jeu De Paume / Paris / 29 June - 5 September 2010

Five themes by Denis Hirson (3.1 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 Art / July 2010

William Kentridge wins the coverted kyoto prize (1 MB)

In Context / The Star / Johannesburg / South Africa / 20 May 2010

A nose and a box to draw art lovers by Ufrieda Ho (3.3 MB)

William Kentridge / Business Day WANTED / September 2009

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

    William Kentridge / Drawings: East Rand Proprietary Mines Cash Book / 2014

    William Kentridge / NO, IT IS / 2012 - 2013

    William Kentridge / Other Faces / 2011

    William Kentridge / (Repeat) From The Beginning / 2008

    William Kentridge / What Will Come / 2007

    William Kentridge / Preparing The Flute / 2005

    William Kentridge / "Zeno Writing" and "Automatic Writing" / 2003

    William Kentridge / Stereoscope / 1999

    Group exhibitions

    Other People's Memories

    The Poetry In Between: South-South / 2015






    Summer Show

    Dancing with Dada

    Winter Show / Cape Town

    Winter Show / Joburg

    In Context

    The Marks We Make

  • 1989: Johannesburg Second Greatest City after Paris

    1990: Monument

    1991: Mine

    1991: Sobriety, Obesity, and Growing Old

    1994: Felix in Exile

    1996: History of the Main Complaint

    1996 to 1997: Ubu Tells the Truth

    1997: WEIGHING... and WANTING

    1998: Ritorno d'Ulisse

    1999: Stereoscope

    1999: Sleeping on Glass

    1999: Shadow Procession

    2001 - Present: Tapestries

    2001: Medicine Chest

    2002: Zeno Writing

    2003: 7 Fragments for Georges Méliés & Journey to the Moon

    2003 to 2004: Tide Table

    2005: The Magic Flute Opera

    2005: Preparing the Flute

    2007: What will come...has already come

    2008: I am not me, the horse is not mine

    2008: (REPEAT) From the Beginning

    2007 to 2010: The Nose

    2010: Carnets d'Egypte

    2011: Other Faces

    2011 to 2012: The Refusal of Time

    2012: No, It Is

    2013: Second-Hand Reading

    2013: Tango for Page Turning

    2013 - 2014: Rebus

    2014: Winterreise

    2014: Drawings: East Rand Proprietary Mines Cash Book

  • Biography

    Solo Exhibitions

    Group Exhibitions

    Teaching, Lectureships and Workshop

    Awards and Merits

    Academic Record and Residencies


    Selected Articles and Reviews




    Film Festivals

    Download CV
  • Videos

    Talking cure for the studio