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William Kentridge | City Deep I 2020

01 October - 14 November 2020
Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg

Goodman Gallery Johannesburg 1 October – 12 November

The making of each film was the discovery of what each film was. A first image, phrase, or idea would justify itself in the unfolding of images, phrases, and ideas spawned by the work as it progressed. The imperfect erasures of the successive stages of each drawing become a record of the progress of an idea and a record of the passage of time. The smudges of erasure thicken time in the film, but they also serve as a record of the days and months spent making the film – a record of thinking in slow motion.

- William Kentridge

Artworks

Charcoal and red pencil on paper
Work: 201 x 289.5 cm
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Charcoal and red pencil on paper
Work: 80 x 98 cm
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Charcoal and red pencil on paper
Work: 77 x 128 cm
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Charcoal and red pencil on paper
Work: 128 x 171 cm
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Charcoal and red pencil on paper
Work: 63.5 x 121 cm
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Charcoal and red pencil on paper
Work: 39.5 x 181.5 cm
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Charcoal and red pencil on paper
Work: 52 x 79.5 cm
Charcoal and red pencil on paper
Work: 80 x 98 cm
Charcoal and red pencil on paper
Work: 78.5 x 107 cm
Charcoal and red pencil on paper
Work: 103.5 x 152 cm
Bronze set of 40
Work: 133.5 x 190 x 26.5 cm
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Bronze set of 3
Sculpture One: 21.2 x 14.1 x 10 cm
Bronze set of 2
Sculpture One: 23.8 x 14.5 x 11.5 cm
Bronze set of 2
Sculpture One: 23.8 x 14.5 x 11.5 cm
Indian ink and digital print on found pages
Work: 27 x 38 cm
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Indian ink and digital print on found pages
Work: 27 x 38 cm
Indian ink and acrylic on found pages
Work: 27 x 38 cm
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Charcoal, pastel and red pencil on found paper pages
Work: 27 x 38 cm
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Films

About

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William Kentridge

William Kentridge (b.1955, South Africa) is internationally acclaimed for his drawings, films, theatre and opera productions.

His largest UK survey to date was held at the Royal Academy of Arts in London in 2022. An iteration of Kentridge’s Royal Academy survey opened at the Taipei Museum of Fine Arts in May 2024. In July, Kentridge’s latest theatrical production, “The Great Yes, The Great No” will premiere in Arles, alongside a substantial solo exhibition of works at LUMA Arles.

Kentridge’s work is held in major art collections including MoMA, New York; Tate Modern, London; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Haus der Kunst, Munich; Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah; National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto; Guggenheim, Abu Dhabi and Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town.

Kentridge’s work has been seen in museums across the globe since the 1990s, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Albertina Museum, Vienna: Musée du Louvre in Paris, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea; Reina Sofia museum, Madrid, Kunstmuseum in Basel; and Norval Foundation in Cape Town. The artist has also participated in biennale’s including Documenta in Kassel (2012, 2002,1997) and the Venice Biennale (2015, 2013, 2005, 1999, 1993).

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