World On Its Hind Legs at Goodman Gallery Johannesburg

Art Week Joburg will see the unveiling of the installation of World on its Hind Legs at Goodman Gallery Johannesburg. This monumental sculptural work was born out of a long collaboration between William Kentridge and Gerhard Marx, and is based on Kentridge’s drawings for an Italian newspaper in which he addressed the Italian invasion of Abyssinia (now Ethiopia) in 1935. The work depicts a world that is both powerful – suggested by the bold stride and the steel structure of the work – and fragile; on the verge of disintegration, but held together by its own volition; fleeing its fate and at the same time, striding towards its destiny. World on its Hind Legs will be unveiled at Goodman Gallery Johannesburg on Tuesday 8 September 2015.