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William Kentridge | Oh To Believe in Another World

01 October - 12 November 2022
Goodman Gallery, London

The form is one of collage, and the larger proposition is that one needs to understand history as a form of collage – William Kentridge, 2022

Oh To Believe in Another World is William Kentridge’s first solo exhibition with Goodman Gallery in London and marks thirty years of representation by the gallery.

The exhibition premieres the artist’s latest major work, an immersive five-channel projection made in response to Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No.10. The installation lends the exhibition its evocative title – referencing utopia, our wish for it and the shadow it always casts.

Artworks

Indian ink, Pencil and collage on Phumani handmade paper mounted onto raw canvas
Work (pre-mounted): 171 x 239 cm
Bronze
Work: 134 x 85 x 135.5 cm
Bronze
Work: 134 x 85 x 135.5 cm
Bronze
Work: 122 x 98 x 102 cm
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Bronze
Work: 122 x 98 x 102 cm
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Bronze
Work: 134 x 85 x 135.5 cm
Bronze
Work: 134 x 60 x 46 cm
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Bronze
Work: 134 x 60 x 46 cm
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Indian ink, Pencil and Collage on Phumani handmade paper
Work: 118 x 165 cm
Indian ink on Phumani handmade paper
Work: 118 x 166.5 cm
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Indian ink on Phumani handmade paper
Work: 119.5 x 166.5 cm
Indian ink, collage and pencil on Phumani handmade paper, mounted on raw canvas
Work: 192.2 x 191 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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