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William Kentridge: Universal Archive

William Kentridge exhibition

Mar. 29 - Aug. 4

Upper Gallery, Art Museum of WVU 

Art Museum of WVU | Free and open to the public


Renowned South African artist, William Kentridge, shares new work inspired during the writing of his Norton Lectures delivered at Harvard in 2012. In this expanding series, familiar personal iconography is revisited--coffee pots, typewriters, cats, trees, nudes and other imagery; an intimate thematic repertoire appearing in art and stage productions throughout the artist’s career. Meticulously based on ink sketches, over 75 linocut prints shift from identifiable subject matter to deconstructed images of abstract marks on dictionary and encyclopedia pages, forming juxtapositions that suggest skepticism about the creative process and knowledge construction. The exhibition is organized with the cooperation of David Krut, in whose Johannesburg print studio Kentridge produced the series.

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