William Kentridge & Marguerite Stephens / Five Tapestries / 2009

William Kentridge & Marguerite Stephens / Five Tapestries / 2009
30 August - 19 September 2009
Installation View
William Kentridge & Marguerite Stephens / Five Tapestries / 2009
30 August - 19 September 2009
Installation View
William Kentridge & Marguerite Stephens / Five Tapestries / 2009
30 August - 19 September 2009
Installation View
William Kentridge & Marguerite Stephens / Five Tapestries / 2009
30 August - 19 September 2009
Installation View
William Kentridge & Marguerite Stephens / Five Tapestries / 2009
30 August - 19 September 2009
Installation View
William Kentridge & Marguerite Stephens / Five Tapestries / 2009
30 August - 19 September 2009
Installation View
William Kentridge & Marguerite Stephens / Five Tapestries / 2009
30 August - 19 September 2009
Installation View
William Kentridge & Marguerite Stephens / Five Tapestries / 2009
30 August - 19 September 2009
Installation View
William Kentridge
Augustine's Empire, 2008
Tapestry
410 x 442cm
William Kentridge & Marguerite Stephens
Streets of the City, 2009
Tapestry
440 x 443cm
William Kentridge
L'Incidente e Chiuso, 2009
Tapestry
383 x 430cm
William Kentridge
Partie du Royaume de Naples contenant la Basilicate et la Calabre, 2009
Tapestry
421 x 370cm
William Kentridge & Marguerite Stephens
Pianta della Citta di Napoli, 2009
Tapestry
Work: 347 x 454 cm

William Kentridge & Marguerite Stephens / Five Tapestries / 2009 - Installation View

30 August - 19 September 2009

William Kentridge & Marguerite Stephens / Five Tapestries / 2009 - Installation View

30 August - 19 September 2009

William Kentridge & Marguerite Stephens / Five Tapestries / 2009 - Installation View

30 August - 19 September 2009

William Kentridge & Marguerite Stephens / Five Tapestries / 2009 - Installation View

30 August - 19 September 2009

William Kentridge & Marguerite Stephens / Five Tapestries / 2009 - Installation View

30 August - 19 September 2009

William Kentridge & Marguerite Stephens / Five Tapestries / 2009 - Installation View

30 August - 19 September 2009

William Kentridge & Marguerite Stephens / Five Tapestries / 2009 - Installation View

30 August - 19 September 2009

William Kentridge & Marguerite Stephens / Five Tapestries / 2009 - Installation View

30 August - 19 September 2009

William Kentridge

Augustine's Empire

William Kentridge & Marguerite Stephens

Streets of the City

William Kentridge

L'Incidente e Chiuso

William Kentridge

Partie du Royaume de Naples contenant la Basilicate et la Calabre

William Kentridge & Marguerite Stephens

Pianta della Citta di Napoli

Goodman Gallery is pleased to present five tapestries designed by William Kentridge and woven
by the Marguerite Stephens weaving studio. These tapestries, woven in mohair on traditional looms to monumental scale will be on view in the new Goodman Gallery project space, at Arts on Main, downtown Johannesburg, Main Street.

The tapestries on show form part of a larger body of work that are to be exhibited at the Museo di Capodimonte, Naples, Italy, opening November 2009. The tapestries are based on images from The Nose, the opera by Dimitri Shostakovich that William Kentridge will direct for the Metropolitan Opera in New York, opening in 2010.

Kentridge has been hailed as ‘one of the most compelling interdisciplinary artists of our time’ by Dan Cameron, former Chief Curator of the New Museum in New York. Born in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1955, Kentridge has sought, through his films, drawings, sculptures, graphics and music, theatre and opera projects, to come to terms with the fragmented and fractured nature of his home town and country and with broader global divisions.