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William Kentridge sculptures at Norval Foundation

The Norval Foundation, for the very first time, will host an exhibition focused solely on William Kentridge?s sculptural work

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By Gugulethu Mkhabela | June 3, 2019 | Art

An exhibition of internationally renowned artist William Kentridge’s sculptural works will be on display at the Norval Foundation from 24 August 2019 to 23 March 2020. Titled  Why Should I hesitate?  Sculpture—it features a range of new three-dimensional work as well as historical artworks that Kentridge has produced over the past twenty years.

The exhibition is the largest and first of it in over a decade and will be hosted simultaneously with Why Should I Hesitate? Putting Drawings to Work, at the Zeitz MOCAA.

Why Should I Hesitate? Sculpture will be accompanied by a visually rich publication, that was compiled in collaboration with the artist to extend the exhibition in print form. It includes a catalogue of William Kentridge’s sculptural practice to date, with another showcasing preparatory sketches for several key sculptures. It also includes a photo essay that highlights the development of Kentridge’s large Lexicon sculptures that are included in the exhibition. A comprehensive essay by Dr. David Freedberg, Pierre Matisse Professor of the History of Art at Columbia University, and Director of The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America, locates William Kentridge’s work within several key artistic practices and movements of Western art historical canons.

For the opening weekend (24 - 25 August), you can look forward to a series of member and public events.

The exhibition will feature a programme of talks and performances with the artist and leading voices in the cultural arena. This includes a collaboration with Cape-Town-born jazz pianist and composer Kyle Shepherd.


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