William Kentridge / Drawings: East Rand Proprietary Mines Cash Book / 2014

About

The exhibition consists of approximately 45 landscape drawings, mainly made from mining landscapes around Johannesburg.

The drawings are made on the pages of an old cash book from East Rand Proprietary Mines from 1906 (with a few from other mine ledgers), in which the text under the drawings, either covered or glimpsed, is an important part of the history of the drawing. What is hidden by the landscape? What traces are left in the landscape by the actions upon it? In what way does nature reclaim this damaged ground and erase its history?

The drawings were done over a three year period, and range from the East Rand to the platinum belt. Accompanying the exhibition is a launch of a book which reproduces the drawings and includes a text by Rosalind Morris, Professor of Anthropology at Columbia University. Part detective story, part archival history, part anthropological reverie, Morris’s text reads between the lines to find evidence of the vast webs that linked South Africa to other parts of Africa, China, the United States, and Australia in an early moment of the globalizing economy.

  • Small Koppie (1)

    William Kentridge

    Small Koppie (1), 2013

    Charcoal, pastel and coloured pencil on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906

  • City Deep (2)

    William Kentridge

    City Deep (2), 2012

    Charcoal, pastel and coloured pencil on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906

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  • 5 km from Carletonville (3)

    William Kentridge

    5 km from Carletonville (3), 2011

    Charcoal and coloured pencil on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906...

  • Simmer & Jack (4)

    William Kentridge

    Simmer & Jack (4), 2011

    Charcoal and coloured pencil on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906

    47...

  • Platinum Belt (5)

    William Kentridge

    Platinum Belt (5), 2013

    Charcoal, pastel and coloured pencil on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906

  • Modder B (25) Part of set of 4

    William Kentridge

    Modder B (25) Part of set of 4, 2012

    Charcoal, pastel and coloured pencil on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cas...

  • Central Administration Mine Cash October 1906 (7)

    William Kentridge

    Central Administration Mine Cash October 1906 (7), 2012

    Charcoal, pastel and coloured pencil on ledger book paper from the Central Admi...

  • Water Tower February 1906 (8)

    William Kentridge

    Water Tower February 1906 (8), 2011

    Charcoal and coloured pencil on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 19...

  • In Praise of Bad Clocks (August 1906) (9)

    William Kentridge

    In Praise of Bad Clocks (August 1906) (9), 2011

    Charcoal, pastel and coloured pencil on ledger book paper from the Central Administrati...

  • Untitled (10)

    William Kentridge

    Untitled (10), 2011

    Charcoal and coloured pencil on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906

    47 x 6...

  • Untitled (11)

    William Kentridge

    Untitled (11), 2011

    Charcoal and coloured pencil on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906

    47 x 6...

  • Untitled (12)

    William Kentridge

    Untitled (12), 2011

    Charcoal and coloured pencil on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906

    47 x 6...

  • Untitled (13)

    William Kentridge

    Untitled (13), 2011

    Charcoal and coloured pencil on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906

    47 x 6...

  • Untitled (14)

    William Kentridge

    Untitled (14), 2011

    Charcoal and coloured pencil on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906

    47 x 6...

  • Untitled (15)

    William Kentridge

    Untitled (15), 2011

    Charcoal and coloured pencil on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906

    47 x 6...

  • Untitled (16)

    William Kentridge

    Untitled (16), 2011

    Charcoal and coloured pencil on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906

    47 x 6...

  • Untitled (17)

    William Kentridge

    Untitled (17), 2011

    Charcoal and coloured pencil on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906

    47 x 6...

  • Untitled (18)

    William Kentridge

    Untitled (18), 2011

    Charcoal and coloured pencil on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906

    47 x 6...

  • Untitled (19)

    William Kentridge

    Untitled (19), 2011

    Charcoal and coloured pencil on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906

    47 x 6...

  • Untitled (20)

    William Kentridge

    Untitled (20), 2011

    Charcoal and coloured pencil on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906

    47 x 6...

  • Untitled (21)

    William Kentridge

    Untitled (21), 2011

    Charcoal and coloured pencil on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906

    47 x 6...

  • Untitled (22)

    William Kentridge

    Untitled (22), 2011

    Charcoal and coloured pencil on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906

    47 x 6...

  • Untitled (24) PART OF SET OF 4

    William Kentridge

    Untitled (24) PART OF SET OF 4, 2012

    Charcoal, Indian ink and coloured pencil on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine...

  • Untitled (23)

    William Kentridge

    Untitled (23), 2012

    Charcoal, pastel and coloured pencil on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906

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  • Untitled (6)

    William Kentridge

    Untitled (6), 2012

    Charcoal, pastel and coloured pencil on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906

  • Untitled (26) Part of set of 4

    William Kentridge

    Untitled (26) Part of set of 4, 2012

    Charcoal, Indian Ink and coloured pencil on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine...

  • Untitled (27) PART OF A SET OF 4

    William Kentridge

    Untitled (27) PART OF A SET OF 4, 2012

    Charcoal, pastel, water colour and coloured pencil on ledger book paper from the Central Adminis...

  • Untitled (28)

    William Kentridge

    Untitled (28), 2012

    Charcoal, pastel, water colour and coloured pencil on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash B...

  • Untitled (29)

    William Kentridge

    Untitled (29), 2012

    Charcoal, pastel and coloured pencil on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906

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  • Untitled (30)

    William Kentridge

    Untitled (30), 2012

    Charcoal, pastel, water colour and coloured pencil on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash B...

  • Untitled (31)

    William Kentridge

    Untitled (31), 2012

    Water colour and coloured pencil on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906

    47...

  • Untitled (32)

    William Kentridge

    Untitled (32), 2013

    Charcoal, pastel and coloured pencil on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906

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  • Untitled (33)

    William Kentridge

    Untitled (33), 2013

    Charcoal, pastel and coloured pencil on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906

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  • Untitled (34)

    William Kentridge

    Untitled (34), 2014

    Water colour on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906

    47 x 66cm

  • Untitled (35)

    William Kentridge

    Untitled (35), 2014

    Water colour on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906

    47 x 66cm

  • Untitled (36)

    William Kentridge

    Untitled (36), 2014

    Water colour on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906

    47 x 66cm

  • Untitled (37)

    William Kentridge

    Untitled (37), 2014

    Water colour on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906

    47 x 66cm

  • Untitled (38)

    William Kentridge

    Untitled (38), 2014

    Water colour on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906

    47 x 66cm

  • Untitled (39) Part of set of five

    William Kentridge

    Untitled (39) Part of set of five, 2014

    Charcoal and pastel on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906

  • Untitled (40) PART OF SET OF 5

    William Kentridge

    Untitled (40) PART OF SET OF 5, 2014

    Charcoal on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906

    42.5 x 6...

  • Untitled (41) PART OF SET OF FIVE

    William Kentridge

    Untitled (41) PART OF SET OF FIVE, 2014

    Charcoal and coloured pencil on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Boo...

  • Untitled (42) PART OF SET OF 5

    William Kentridge

    Untitled (42) PART OF SET OF 5, 2014

    Charcoal and pastel on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906

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  • Untitled (43) PART OF SET OF 5

    William Kentridge

    Untitled (43) PART OF SET OF 5, 2014

    Charcoal and pastel on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906

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  • Untitled (44) Part of set of five

    William Kentridge

    Untitled (44) Part of set of five, 2014

    Charcoal and pastel on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906

  • Untitled (45) Part of set of five

    William Kentridge

    Untitled (45) Part of set of five, 2014

    Charcoal and pastel on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906

  • Untitled  (46) Part of set of five

    William Kentridge

    Untitled (46) Part of set of five, 2014

    Charcoal and pastel on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906<...

  • Untitled (47) Part of set of five

    William Kentridge

    Untitled (47) Part of set of five, 2014

    Charcoal and pastel on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906

  • Untitled (48) Part of set of five

    William Kentridge

    Untitled (48) Part of set of five, 2014

    Charcoal and pastel on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906

  • Untitled (49) NOT FOR SALE

    William Kentridge

    Untitled (49) NOT FOR SALE, 2013

    Charcoal, pastel and coloured pencil on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Bo...

  • 17 km from Rustenburg (51) NOT FOR SALE

    William Kentridge

    17 km from Rustenburg (51) NOT FOR SALE, 2013

    Charcoal, pastel and coloured pencil on ledger book paper from the Central Administration...

  • Untitled (52) NOT FOR SALE

    William Kentridge

    Untitled (52) NOT FOR SALE, 2012

    Charcoal, pastel and coloured pencil on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Bo...

  • Untitled (53) NOT FOR SALE

    William Kentridge

    Untitled (53) NOT FOR SALE, 2012

    Charcoal, pastel and coloured pencil on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Bo...

  • Untitled (54) NOT FOR SALE

    William Kentridge

    Untitled (54) NOT FOR SALE, 2013

    Water colour on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906

    47 x 66 c...

  • ERPM 1 (50)

    William Kentridge

    ERPM 1 (50), 2013

    Charcoal, pastel and coloured pencil on ledger book paper from the Central Administration Mine Cash Book 1906

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  • Polychrome Head 1

    William Kentridge

    Polychrome Head 1, 2014

    Painted bronze/ Bronze painted with oil colour

    30 x 21 x 85cm

    Edition of 9

  • Polychrome Head 2

    William Kentridge

    Polychrome Head 2, 2014

    Painted bronze/ Bronze painted with oil colour

    27.5 x 15 x 11cm

    Edition of 9

  • Polychrome Head 3

    William Kentridge

    Polychrome Head 3, 2014

    Painted bronze/ Bronze painted with oil colour

    31 x17.5 x 10.5cm

    Edition of 9

  • Polychrome Head 4

    William Kentridge

    Polychrome Head 4, 2014

    Painted bronze/ Bronze painted with oil colour

    30 x 17.5 x 10.5cm

    Edition of 9

  • Polychrome Head 5

    William Kentridge

    Polychrome Head 5, 2014

    Painted bronze/ Bronze painted with oil colour

    31.5 x 20 x 11cm

    Edition of 9

  • Roman Head 1

    William Kentridge

    Roman Head 1, 2014

    Hand Painted Bronze / Painted bronze/ Bronze painted with oil colour

    45 x 24 x 19.5cm

    Edition of 6

    ...
  • Roman Head 2

    William Kentridge

    Roman Head 2, 2014

    Painted bronze/ Bronze painted with oil colour

    42 x 23 x 18.5cm

    Edition of 6

  • Roman Head 3

    William Kentridge

    Roman Head 3, 2014

    Painted bronze/ Bronze painted with oil colour

    41.5 x 19 x 15cm

    Edition of 6

  • Set of 5 Polychrome Heads

    William Kentridge

    Set of 5 Polychrome Heads, 2014

    6 bronzes with oil colours on wood and steel trestle stand

    31 x 165 x 30 cm

    Edition of 9<...

  • Installation picture [William Kentridge / Drawings: East Rand Proprietary Mines Cash Book / 2014]
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  • Installation picture [William Kentridge / Drawings: East Rand Proprietary Mines Cash Book / 2014]
  • Installation picture [William Kentridge / Drawings: East Rand Proprietary Mines Cash Book / 2014]
  • Installation picture [William Kentridge / Drawings: East Rand Proprietary Mines Cash Book / 2014]