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

William Kentridge / Drawings: East Rand Proprietary Mines Cash Book / 2014
15 November - 18 December 2014
Installation View
William Kentridge / Drawings: East Rand Proprietary Mines Cash Book / 2014
15 November - 18 December 2014
Installation View
William Kentridge / Drawings: East Rand Proprietary Mines Cash Book / 2014
15 November - 18 December 2014
Installation View
William Kentridge / Drawings: East Rand Proprietary Mines Cash Book / 2014
15 November - 18 December 2014
Installation View
William Kentridge / Drawings: East Rand Proprietary Mines Cash Book / 2014
15 November - 18 December 2014
Installation View
William Kentridge / Drawings: East Rand Proprietary Mines Cash Book / 2014
15 November - 18 December 2014
Installation View
William Kentridge / Drawings: East Rand Proprietary Mines Cash Book / 2014
15 November - 18 December 2014
Installation View
William Kentridge / Drawings: East Rand Proprietary Mines Cash Book / 2014
15 November - 18 December 2014
Installation View
William Kentridge / Drawings: East Rand Proprietary Mines Cash Book / 2014
15 November - 18 December 2014
Installation View
William Kentridge / Drawings: East Rand Proprietary Mines Cash Book / 2014
15 November - 18 December 2014
Installation View
William Kentridge / Drawings: East Rand Proprietary Mines Cash Book / 2014
15 November - 18 December 2014
Installation View
William Kentridge / Drawings: East Rand Proprietary Mines Cash Book / 2014
15 November - 18 December 2014
Installation View
William Kentridge / Drawings: East Rand Proprietary Mines Cash Book / 2014
15 November - 18 December 2014
Installation View
William Kentridge / Drawings: East Rand Proprietary Mines Cash Book / 2014
15 November - 18 December 2014
Installation View
William Kentridge / Drawings: East Rand Proprietary Mines Cash Book / 2014
15 November - 18 December 2014
Installation View
William Kentridge / Drawings: East Rand Proprietary Mines Cash Book / 2014
15 November - 18 December 2014
Installation View

William Kentridge

Untitled (22), 2011 Charcoal and coloured pencil on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906 47 x 66cm

William Kentridge

Untitled (30), 2012 Charcoal, pastel, water colour and coloured pencil on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906 47 x 66cm

William Kentridge

Untitled (37), 2014 Water colour on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906 47 x 66cm

William Kentridge

Roman Head 3, 2014 Painted bronze/ Bronze painted with oil colour 41.5 x 19 x 15cm

William Kentridge

Untitled (23), 2012 Charcoal, pastel and coloured pencil on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906 47 x 66.5cm

William Kentridge

Untitled (40) PART OF SET OF 5, 2014 Charcoal on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906 42.5 x 61.5cm

William Kentridge

Polychrome Head 4, 2014 Painted bronze/ Bronze painted with oil colour 30 x 17.5 x 10.5cm

William Kentridge

Untitled (24) PART OF SET OF 4, 2012 Charcoal, Indian ink and coloured pencil on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906 47 x 66.5cm

William Kentridge

Untitled (26) Part of set of 4, 2012 Charcoal, Indian Ink and coloured pencil on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906 47 x 66.5cm

William Kentridge

Untitled (33), 2013 Charcoal, pastel and coloured pencil on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906 47 x 66cm

William Kentridge

Untitled (17), 2011 Charcoal and coloured pencil on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906 47 x 66 cm

William Kentridge

Untitled (27) PART OF A SET OF 4, 2012 Charcoal, pastel, water colour and coloured pencil on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906 47 x 66.5cm

William Kentridge

Untitled (29), 2012 Charcoal, pastel and coloured pencil on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906 47 x 66cm

William Kentridge

Untitled (46) Part of set of five, 2014 Charcoal and pastel on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906 42.5 x 61.5cm

William Kentridge

Untitled (Mine Design 49) , 2013 Charcoal, pastel and coloured pencil on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906 47 x 190cm triptych

William Kentridge

Untitled (6), 2012 Charcoal, pastel and coloured pencil on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906 47 x 66.5cm

William Kentridge

Untitled (36), 2014 Water colour on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906 47 x 66cm

William Kentridge

Untitled (39) Part of set of five, 2014 Charcoal and pastel on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906 42.5 x 61.5cm

William Kentridge

Untitled (53) Not For Sale, 2012 Charcoal, pastel and coloured pencil on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906 47 x 66 cm

William Kentridge

Polychrome Head 1, 2014 Painted bronze/ Bronze painted with oil colour 30 x 21 x 85cm

William Kentridge

Polychrome Head 5, 2014 Painted bronze/ Bronze painted with oil colour 31.5 x 20 x 11cm

William Kentridge

Modder B (25) PART OF SET OF4, 2012 Charcoal, pastel and coloured pencil on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906 47 x 66.5cm

William Kentridge

Water Tower February 1906 (8), 2011 Charcoal and coloured pencil on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906 47 x 66 cm

William Kentridge

Untitled (15), 2011 Charcoal and coloured pencil on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906 47 x 66cm

William Kentridge

Untitled (28), 2012 Charcoal, pastel, water colour and coloured pencil on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906 47 x 66cm F: 64.5 x 85

William Kentridge

Untitled (10), 2011 Charcoal and coloured pencil on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906 47 x 66cm

William Kentridge

Untitled (42) PART OF SET OF 5, 2014 Charcoal and pastel on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906 42.5 x 61.5cm

William Kentridge

Untitled (44) Part of set of five, 2014 Charcoal and pastel on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906 42.5 x 61.5cm

William Kentridge

Roman Head 1, 2014 Painted bronze/ Bronze painted with oil colour 45 x 24 x 19.5cm

William Kentridge

Set of 3 Roman Heads, 2014 3 Bronzes with oil colours on wood and steel trestle 48.5 x 120 x 30 cm

William Kentridge

Untitled (1)*, 2013 Charcoal and coloured pencil on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906 47 x 66cm

William Kentridge

Untitled (32), 2013 Charcoal, pastel and coloured pencil on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906 47 x 66.5 cm

William Kentridge

Untitled (35), 2014 Water colour on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906 47 x 66cm

William Kentridge

Untitled (47) Part of set of five, 2014 Charcoal and pastel on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906 42.5 x 61.5cm

William Kentridge

Polychrome Head 2, 2014 Painted bronze/ Bronze painted with oil colour 27.5 x 15 x 11cm

William Kentridge

Head, 2007 Torn paper, Collage, Charcoal, Chalk 28 x 24 x 14 cm

William Kentridge

Untitled (18), 2011 Charcoal and coloured pencil on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906 47 x 66 cm

William Kentridge

Untitled (38), 2014 Water colour on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906 47 x 66cm

William Kentridge

17 km from Rustenburg (51) , 2013 Charcoal, pastel and coloured pencil on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906 47 x 66cm

William Kentridge

Simmer & Jack (4), 2011 Charcoal and coloured pencil on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906 47 x 66cm

William Kentridge

5 km from Carletonville (3), 2011 Charcoal and coloured pencil on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906 47 x 66cm

William Kentridge

Untitled (16), 2011 Charcoal and coloured pencil on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906 Work: 47 x 66 cm Frame: 64.5 x 84.5 x 4 cm

William Kentridge

City Deep (2), 2012 Charcoal, pastel and coloured pencil on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906 47 x 66cm

William Kentridge

Untitled (11), 2011 Charcoal and coloured pencil on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906 47 x 66cm

William Kentridge

Untitled (19), 2011 Charcoal and coloured pencil on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906 47 x 66 cm

William Kentridge

Untitled (41) PART OF SET OF FIVE, 2014 Charcoal and coloured pencil on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906 42.5 x 61.5cm

William Kentridge

Untitled (54), 2013 Water colour on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906 47 x 66 cm

William Kentridge

Roman Head 2, 2014 Bronze painted with oil colour 42 x 23 x 18.5 cm

William Kentridge

Untitled (31), 2012 Water colour and coloured pencil on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906 47 x 66cm

William Kentridge

Untitled (14), 2011 Charcoal and coloured pencil on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906 47 x 66cm

William Kentridge

Untitled (20), 2011 Charcoal and coloured pencil on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906 47 x 66cm

William Kentridge

Untitled (34), 2014 Water colour on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906

William Kentridge

Polychrome Head 3, 2014 Painted bronze/ Bronze painted with oil colour 31 x17.5 x 10.5cm

William Kentridge

Platinum Belt (5), 2013 Charcoal, pastel and coloured pencil on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906 47 x 66.5cm

William Kentridge

Small Koppie (1), 2013 Charcoal, pastel and coloured pencil on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906 47 x 66cm

William Kentridge

In Praise of Bad Clocks (August 1906) (9), 2011

William Kentridge

Untitled (21), 2011 Charcoal and coloured pencil on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906 47 x 66cm

William Kentridge

Central Administration Mine Cash October 1906 (7), 2012 Charcoal, pastel and coloured pencil on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906 47 x 66cm

William Kentridge

Untitled (12), 2011 Charcoal and coloured pencil on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906 47 x 66 cm

William Kentridge

Untitled (43) PART OF SET OF 5, 2014 Charcoal and pastel on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906 42.5 x 61.5cm

William Kentridge

Untitled (45) Part of set of five, 2014 Charcoal and pastel on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906 42.5 x 61.5cm

William Kentridge

Untitled (48) Part of set of five, 2014 Charcoal and pastel on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906 42.5 x 61.5cm

William Kentridge

Untitled (52) NOT FOR SALE, 2012 Charcoal, pastel and coloured pencil on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906 47 x 66.5cm

William Kentridge

ERPM 1 (50), 2013 47 x 66.5cm

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The exhibition consists of approximately 45 landscape drawings, mainly made from mining landscapes around Johannesburg.

The drawings are made on the pages of an old cash book from East Rand Proprietary Mines from 1906 (with a few from other mine ledgers), in which the text under the drawings, either covered or glimpsed, is an important part of the history of the drawing. What is hidden by the landscape? What traces are left in the landscape by the actions upon it? In what way does nature reclaim this damaged ground and erase its history?

The drawings were done over a three year period, and range from the East Rand to the platinum belt. Accompanying the exhibition is a launch of a book which reproduces the drawings and includes a text by Rosalind Morris, Professor of Anthropology at Columbia University. Part detective story, part archival history, part anthropological reverie, Morris’s text reads between the lines to find evidence of the vast webs that linked South Africa to other parts of Africa, China, the United States, and Australia in an early moment of the globalizing economy.

William Kentridge

William Kentridge’s work has been seen in museums and galleries around the world since the 1990s, including Documenta in Kassel, Germany (1997, 2003, 2012), the Museum of Modern Art in New York (1998, 2010), the Albertina Museum in Vienna (2010), Jeu de Paume in Paris (2010), and the Musée du Louvre in Paris (2010), where he presented Carnets d’Egypte, a project conceived especially for the Egyptian Room. Kentridge’s production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute was presented at Theatre de la Monnaie in Brussels, Festival d’Aix, and in 2011 at La Scala in Milan, and his production of Shostakovich’s The Nose was seen at The New York Metropolitan Opera in 2010 and again in 2013, travelling to Festival d’Aix and to Lyon in 2011. The five-channel video and sound installation The Refusal of Time was made for Documenta (13) in Kassel, Germany, in 2012; since then it has been seen at MAXXI in Rome, the Metropolitan Museum, New York, and other cities including Boston, Perth, Kyoto, Helsinki and Wellington. A substantial survey exhibition of Kentridge’s work opened in Rio de Janeiro in 2012, going on in following years to Porto Alegre, São Paulo, Bogota, Medellin, and Mexico City. In the summer of 2014 Kentridge’s production of Schubert’s Winterreise opened at the Vienna Festival, Festival d’Aix, and Holland Festival. In the fall it opened at the Lincoln Center in New York. Paper Music, a concert of projections with live music by Philip Miller, opened in Florence in September 2014, and was presented at Carnegie Hall in New York in late October 2014. Both the installation The Refusal of Time and its companion performance piece Refuse the Hour were presented in Cape Town in February 2015. More recently, Kentridge’s production of the Alban Berg opera Wozzeck premiered at the Salzburg Festival in 2017, and last year his acclaimed performance project The Head & The Load opened at Tate Modern in London, and travelled to Park Avenue Armory in December 2018. In June 2019, A Poem That I Used To Know opened at Kunstmuseum, Basel in Switzerland. This comprehensive survey show includes early drawings, major film installations, sculpture and two new pieces, an installation and a film, produced by Kentridge in response to works in the museum’s permanent collection.

In 2010, Kentridge received the prestigious Kyoto Prize in recognition of his contributions in the field of arts and philosophy. In 2011, he was elected as an Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and received the degree of Doctor of Literature honoris causa from the University of London. In 2012, Kentridge presented the Charles Eliot Norton Lectures at Harvard University and was elected member of the American Philosophical Society and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Also in that year, he was awarded the Dan David Prize by Tel Aviv University, and was named as Commandeur des Arts et Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication. In 2013, William Kentridge was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts by Yale University and in 2014 received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Cape Town.

Why Should I Hesitate, a major survey show, divided across the Norval Foundation and Zetiz MOCAA, opened in late August 2019 and will run until July 2020. In addition, Kentridge’s new opera project, Waiting for the Sibyl, premiered at Teatro dell’Opera di Roma in September 2019. Waiting for the Sibyl was created in response to Alexander Calder’s Work in Progress. Most recently, Kentridge’s production of Alban Berg opera Wozzeck ran at the Metropolitan Opera in New York.