by DAN CAMERON-CAROLYNCHRISTOV-J.M.GOETZEE | Other | This book has not been rated.
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Registered by aigliz of Larissa / Λάρισα, Larisa Greece on 10/20/2019
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Journal Entry 1 by aigliz from Larissa / Λάρισα, Larisa Greece on Sunday, October 20, 2019
There can't be many artists who can entertain visitors to New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art by the day, and audience members at the city's Metropolitan Opera by night. Yet William Kentridge is supremely qualified in this respect.

The 58-year-old South African began his career as an actor and went on to work as a theatre director in Johannesburg, before developing all manner of unusual artistic styles, including a painterly style of filmmaking that combines stop-motion animation with continual redrawing and erasure, bringing a canvas to life.

This month, a wide array of Kentridge's work will be on show in New York, with three separate engagements across the city. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is currently exhibiting its collection of William Kentridge works in gallery 419. Called In Praise of Shadows, this consists of pieces acquired by both the Met's Drawing and Prints department and its Modern and Contemporary Art department over the past 12 years, and serves as a good grounding in the artist's oeuvre.

Meanwhile, New York’s Marian Goodman Gallery will open its new Kentridge exhibition tomorrow. Entitled Second-hand Reading, it is an exhibition of films, drawings, sculpture, and prints, which Kentridge says is about “taking sense and deconstructing it, taking nonsense and seeing if sense can be constructed from it …. This leads to the question of mistranslation, and the pressure that imperfect understanding gives to the act of imagination.”

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