William Kentridge / "Zeno Writing" and "Automatic Writing" / 2003

About

The Goodman Gallery looks forward to hosting an exhibition of new work by William Kentridge. On the day of the opening, Saturday 1st March, the gallery will have extended hours from 09h30 – 17h00. The exhibition closes Saturday 29th March at 16h00.

We will be showing his newest film, Zeno Writing, along with drawings from the film, new graphics and sculpture. Zeno Writing was made in conjunction with Confessions of Zeno, a theatrical multimedia performance done for Documenta 11. Confessions of Zeno was done as a collaboration with The Handspring Puppet Company, Kevin Volans, The Duke Quartet and Dawid Minnaar.

‘The film piece is based on Italo Svevo’s 1923 novel of the same name, Zeno is a prisoner of his own intelligence, who psychoanalyses himself in a fictive dialogue with his analyst, fretting in a stream-of-consciousness narrative about the constant need to take a stance in the politically troubled society that exists after World War I. By resituating Zeno’s Trieste in the suburbs of 1980’s Johannesburg, Kentridge explores once again the intricacies of growing up and living as a white South African under apartheid. In self-reflecting ventures, the artist experiences the landscapes of the human mind and the spaces and places that are neither neutral nor natural through the medium of drawing.’ – Documenta 11 Catalogue.

William Kentridge has also been chosen as the recipient of the Goslar Kaiserring Award – a prestigious art prize which since 1975 has been awarded annually in the medieval town of Goslar in Germany, to an artist selected by a jury of experts and representatives of the city. The award is conceived as a way both of recognizing individuals who have ‘provided essential impulses in the field of contemporary art’ and as a tool to provoking cultural debate, and carries no financial reward. Instead, the recipient is invited to install an exhibition in the Mönchehaus Museum in Goslar, and at an official meeting of the city parliament receives a simple ring. Previous artists to receive the award include Henry Moore, Max Ernst, Alexander Calder, Joseph Beuys, Richard Serra, Willem de Kooning, George Baselitz, Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer, Ilya Kabakov, Sigmar Polke, Cindy Sherman, and Christian Boltanski. This year’s award ceremony takes place in early October.

  • Drawing for 'Zeno Writing'

    William Kentridge

    Drawing for 'Zeno Writing', 2002

    Charcoal and pastel on paper

  • Drawing for 'Zeno Writing'

    William Kentridge

    Drawing for 'Zeno Writing', 2002

    Charcoal and pastel on paper

  • Drawing for 'Zeno Writing'

    William Kentridge

    Drawing for 'Zeno Writing', 2002

    Charcoal and pastel on paper

  • Drawing for 'Zeno Writing'

    William Kentridge

    Drawing for 'Zeno Writing', 2002

    Charcoal and pastel on paper

  • Drawing for 'Zeno Writing'

    William Kentridge

    Drawing for 'Zeno Writing', 2002

    Charcoal and pastel on paper

  • Drawing for 'Zeno Writing'

    William Kentridge

    Drawing for 'Zeno Writing', 2002

    Charcoal and pastel on paper

  • Drawing for 'Zeno Writing'

    William Kentridge

    Drawing for 'Zeno Writing', 2002

    Charcoal and pastel on paper

  • Drawing for 'Zeno Writing'

    William Kentridge

    Drawing for 'Zeno Writing', 2002

    Charcoal and pastel on paper

  • Drawing for 'Zeno Writing'

    William Kentridge

    Drawing for 'Zeno Writing', 2002

    Charcoal and pastel on paper

  • Drawing for 'Zeno Writing'

    William Kentridge

    Drawing for 'Zeno Writing', 2002

    Charcoal and pastel on paper

  • Drawing for 'Zeno Writing'

    William Kentridge

    Drawing for 'Zeno Writing', 2002

    Charcoal and pastel on paper

  • Drawing for 'Zeno Writing'

    William Kentridge

    Drawing for 'Zeno Writing', 2002

    Charcoal and pastel on paper

  • Promenade series II (Woman figure)

    William Kentridge

    Promenade series II (Woman figure), 2002

    Bronze

    Height 32 cm

    Edition of 7

  • Promenade series II (Divider man)

    William Kentridge

    Promenade series II (Divider man), 2002

    Bronze

    Height 32cm

    Edition of 7

  • Promenade series II (Walking man)

    William Kentridge

    Promenade series II (Walking man), 2002

    Bronze

    Height 32cm

    Edition of 7

  • Promenade series II (stick man)

    William Kentridge

    Promenade series II (stick man), 2002

    Bronze

    Height 32cm

    Edition of 7

  • Vitrine drawing XIV

    William Kentridge

    Vitrine drawing XIV, 2002

    Charcoal on ledger pages

    24 x 38cm

  • Vitrine drawing  XIII

    William Kentridge

    Vitrine drawing XIII, 2002

    Charcoal on ledger pages

    24 x 38cm

  • Vitrine drawing XII

    William Kentridge

    Vitrine drawing XII, 2002

    Charcoal on ledger pages

    24 x 38cm

  • Vitrine drawing  XI

    William Kentridge

    Vitrine drawing XI, 2002

    Charcoal on ledger pages

    24 x 38cm

  • Vitrine drawing X

    William Kentridge

    Vitrine drawing X, 2002

    Charcoal on ledger pages

    24 x 38cm

  • Vitrine drawing IX

    William Kentridge

    Vitrine drawing IX, 2002

    Charcoal on ledger pages

    24 x 38cm

  • Vitrine drawing VIII

    William Kentridge

    Vitrine drawing VIII, 2002

    Charcoal on ledger pages

    24 x 38cm

  • Vitrine drawing VII

    William Kentridge

    Vitrine drawing VII, 2002

    Charcoal on ledger pages

    24 x 38cm

  • Vitrine drawing VI

    William Kentridge

    Vitrine drawing VI, 2002

    Charcoal on ledger pages

    24 x 38cm

  • Vitrine drawing V

    William Kentridge

    Vitrine drawing V, 2002

    Charcoal on ledger pages

    24 x 38cm

  • Vitrine drawing IV

    William Kentridge

    Vitrine drawing IV, 2002

    Charcoal on ledger pages

    24 x 38cm

  • Vitrine drawing III

    William Kentridge

    Vitrine drawing III, 2002

    Charcoal on ledger pages

    24 x 38cm

  • Vitrine drawing II

    William Kentridge

    Vitrine drawing II, 2002

    Charcoal on ledger pages

    24 x 38cm

  • Vitrine drawing I

    William Kentridge

    Vitrine drawing I, 2002

    Charcoal on ledger pages

    24 x 38cm

  • Drawing for 'Zeno Writing'

    William Kentridge

    Drawing for 'Zeno Writing', 2002

    Charcoal and pastel on paper

  • Drawing for 'Zeno Writing'

    William Kentridge

    Drawing for 'Zeno Writing', 2002

    Charcoal and pastel on paper

  • Drawing for 'Zeno Writing'

    William Kentridge

    Drawing for 'Zeno Writing', 2002

    Charcoal and pastel on paper

    80 x 121cm

  • Drawing for 'Zeno Writing'

    William Kentridge

    Drawing for 'Zeno Writing', 2002

    Charcoal and pastel on paper

    80 x 121cm

  • Installation picture [William Kentridge / "Zeno Writing" and "Automatic Writing" / 2003]
  • Installation picture [William Kentridge / "Zeno Writing" and "Automatic Writing" / 2003]
  • Installation picture [William Kentridge / "Zeno Writing" and "Automatic Writing" / 2003]
  • Installation picture [William Kentridge / "Zeno Writing" and "Automatic Writing" / 2003]
  • Installation picture [William Kentridge / "Zeno Writing" and "Automatic Writing" / 2003]
  • Installation picture [William Kentridge / "Zeno Writing" and "Automatic Writing" / 2003]
  • Installation picture [William Kentridge / "Zeno Writing" and "Automatic Writing" / 2003]
  • Installation picture [William Kentridge / "Zeno Writing" and "Automatic Writing" / 2003]
  • Installation picture [William Kentridge / "Zeno Writing" and "Automatic Writing" / 2003]
  • Installation picture [William Kentridge / "Zeno Writing" and "Automatic Writing" / 2003]
  • Installation picture [William Kentridge / "Zeno Writing" and "Automatic Writing" / 2003]
  • Installation picture [William Kentridge / "Zeno Writing" and "Automatic Writing" / 2003]
  • Installation picture [William Kentridge / "Zeno Writing" and "Automatic Writing" / 2003]
  • Installation picture [William Kentridge / "Zeno Writing" and "Automatic Writing" / 2003]