William Kentridge, Lekkerbreek
Goodman Gallery, NYC
July 3 - August 1, 2014
Born to advocate parents during apartheid South Africa, it is almost inborn that artist William Kentridge joined the resistance art movement which emerged following the Sharpeville massacre. His work is heavily influenced by that era, using fictitious events to explore history. Kentridge is known for his charcoal drawings which he then uses to create animated films (see video above). He also dabbles in sculpture as well as performance art.
Inspiration: South Africa
Medium: Drawing, sculpture, painting, film, performance art
My Favorite Piece: Lekkerbreek - Linocut printed on 30 sheets of non-archival pages from Britannica World Language Dictionary, Edition of Funk and Wagnalls, 1954. Edition 24
David Krut Gallery: David Krut Gallery's vision is to 'promote visual literacy and long term careers in the arts in South Africa, and call attention to South African art on an international scale.' Established in Johannesburg, South Africa, their New York space in West Chelsea serves as a satellite space which also encourages collaborations. The space also has a small section to purchase prints and books. The exhibition also had works from other South African artists namely, Vusi Khumalo and Diane Victor.
“To say that one need art, or politics, that incorporate ambiguity and contradiction is not to say that one then stops recognizing and condemning things as evil. However, it might stop one being so utterly convinced of the certainty of one's own solutions. There needs to be a strong understanding of fallibility and how the very act of certainty or authoritativeness can bring disasters.” - William Kentridge
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