William Kentridge / (Repeat) From The Beginning / 2008

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William Kentridge: (REPEAT) from the beginning
12 December 2008 – 17 January 2009

GOODMAN GALLERY CAPE
3rd Floor Fairweather House, 176 Sir Lowry Road
Woodstock, Cape Town

In his first solo exhibition in Cape Town since his celebrated retrospective at Iziko South African National Gallery in 2002, William Kentridge shows a new body of projections, sculptures, drawings and prints at Goodman Gallery Cape. Commissioned to produce a new video for the fire screen of Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Kentridge has developed an extraordinary method of drawing in three dimensions where the image, once set in motion, coalesces into sculptural form.

(REPEAT) From the Beginning is about fragmentation and reconnection, the fragility of coherence. The three projections, Breathe, Dissolve, Return offer three different ways of shattering an image and reconfiguring it. Breathe, as the title implies, uses breath and wind to do this, with images made from confetti. Dissolve uses the instability of water to hold and break images. Return uses three dimensional sculptural objects which revolve into and out of coherence. The pieces were originally conceived for the La Fenice opera house in Venice, and Philip Miller has constructed the music using the sound of an orchestra tuning, and a singer, Nokrismesi Skota, singing an aria. The aria was recorded using a cellphone – using a contemporary, ubiquitous device to produce a sound that is reminiscent of a very early recording. The singer can be seen making the actual recording, in the film Dissolve. The sculptures and drawings in the main body of the gallery were executed to make the film Return. They are anti-sculptures, sculptures that only make sense as flat images. The artist’s book Breathe was printed by Mark Attwood, who de-constructed the original book drawn by William Kentridge, then remade it. Gerhard Marx collaborated in making the sculptures and Catherine Meyburgh edited the videos. The artist wishes to acknowledge the participation of others in making the work for this exhibition. The parallel exhibition to this is housed at the Iziko South African National Gallery, and presents work relating to the Gogol short story The Nose. In the gallery here are sculptures and prints that relate to the work at ISANG, and there are inevitably pieces that bridge the gap between the two projects.

  • Construction For Return (Coloratura)

    William Kentridge

    Construction For Return (Coloratura), 2008

    Wire, Torn Black Paper, Board, Adhesive Tape, Dowel Sticks, Steel Rods, Ruler, Clamps, Woode...

  • Construction For Return (Conductor)

    William Kentridge

    Construction For Return (Conductor), 2008

    Steel, Black Paint / Steel, Painted Black, single figure

    61 x 61 x 33 cm / 64 x 40 x ...

  • Construction For Return (Mezzo)

    William Kentridge

    Construction For Return (Mezzo), 2008

    Wire, Torn Black Paper, Adhesive Tape, Dowel Sticks, Wooden Board, Clamps, Turntable

    ...
  • Construction for Return (Return)

    William Kentridge

    Construction for Return (Return), 2008

    Paper, Indian ink, printed pages, collage, wooden sticks, wooden board, adhesive tape, glue and ...

  • 1 sketch for Construction for Return

    William Kentridge

    1 sketch for Construction for Return, 2008

    Charcoal, Indian ink and coloured pencil on paper

    40.5 x 80.5cm

  • Sketches For Construction For Return

    William Kentridge

    Sketches For Construction For Return, 2008

    Charcoal And Coloured Pencil On Paper, Indian Ink

    79 x 54cm

  • Sketches For Construction For Return

    William Kentridge

    Sketches For Construction For Return, 2008

    Charcoal And Coloured Pencil On Paper, Indian Ink

    79 x 54cm

  • Sketches For Construction For Return

    William Kentridge

    Sketches For Construction For Return, 2008

    Charcoal And Coloured Pencil On Paper, Indian Ink

    79 x 54cm

  • Sketches for construction for Return

    William Kentridge

    Sketches for construction for Return , 2008

    Charcoal And Coloured Pencil On Paper, Indian Ink

    79 x 54cm

  • Sketches For Construction For Return

    William Kentridge

    Sketches For Construction For Return, 2008

    Charcoal And Coloured Pencil On Paper, Indian Ink

    79 x 54cm

  • Sketches For Construction For Return

    William Kentridge

    Sketches For Construction For Return, 2008

    Indian Ink & Coloured Pencil

    79 x 54 cm

  • Sketches For Construction For Return

    William Kentridge

    Sketches For Construction For Return, 2008

    Charcoal And Coloured Pencil On Paper

    79 x 54 cm

  • Sculpture for Return (Double Half Horse)

    William Kentridge

    Sculpture for Return (Double Half Horse) , 2008

    Bronze

    40 x 80 x 26cm

    Edition of 12

  • Sculpture for Return (Commendatore Naso)

    William Kentridge

    Sculpture for Return (Commendatore Naso) , 2008

    Bronze

    36 x 79 x 20.5cm

    Edition of 12

  • Megaphone

    William Kentridge

    Megaphone, 2008

    Bronze

    20 x 26 x 12,5cm

    Edition of 20

  • Man With Flag

    William Kentridge

    Man With Flag, 2008

    Bronze

    27 x 16.5 x 13 cm

    Edition of 20

  • Man With Globe

    William Kentridge

    Man With Globe, 2008

    Bronze

    25.5 x 17.5 x 13cm

    Edition of 20

  • Construction for Return (Da Capo)

    William Kentridge

    Construction for Return (Da Capo), 2008

    Wire, torn black paper, collaged atlas pages, watercolour, glue, adhesive tape, wooden board,...

  • Construction For Return (Tenor)

    William Kentridge

    Construction For Return (Tenor), Signed, 2008

    Paper, Indian Ink, Printed Pages, Collage, Wooden Sticks, Wooden Board, Adhesive Tape, Gl...

  • Heating & Ventilation (After Manet)

    William Kentridge

    Heating & Ventilation (After Manet), 2007

    Chine Colle Lithograph

    26,5 x 19,5 cm

    Edition of 100

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  • Installation picture [William Kentridge / (Repeat) From The Beginning / 2008]
  • Installation picture [William Kentridge / (Repeat) From The Beginning / 2008]
  • Installation picture [William Kentridge / (Repeat) From The Beginning / 2008]
  • Installation picture [William Kentridge / (Repeat) From The Beginning / 2008]
  • Installation picture [William Kentridge / (Repeat) From The Beginning / 2008]
  • Installation picture [William Kentridge / (Repeat) From The Beginning / 2008]
  • Installation picture [William Kentridge / (Repeat) From The Beginning / 2008]
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