William Kentridge: Why Should I Hesitate? Sculpture
Why Should I Hesitate? Sculpture by William Kentridge will be on view at Norval Foundation from August 24, 2019, and will present three-dimensional work of the artist from the past 19 years. This will be the first exhibition internationally to address Kentridge’s output as a sculptor. Covering several bodies of work, and testifying to his longstanding and spontaneous improvisation when handling three-dimensional form, Why Should I Hesitate? Sculpture sees the origins of these works in props from his operas and images from his animations stepping off the stage and out of the screen, confronting us directly at ground level. Why Should I Hesitate? Sculpture will also premiere new works commissioned for the occasion of this special exhibition.
The show will be the largest Kentridge exhibition held in Africa in over a decade. The exhibition at Norval Foundation will be accompanied by a concurrent exhibition at the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA), titled Why Should I Hesitate? Putting Drawings to Work.
William Kentridge (b. 1955) has won wide international acclaim as a leading contemporary artist working today. In more than three decades, the South African visual artist, filmmaker, and stage director has built a sizable oeuvre that spans a broad range of media including animated film, prints and drawings, theatre productions, and sculpture.
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