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William Kentridge : smoke, ashes, fable / edited by Margaret K. Koerner ; with contributions by Benjamin H.D. Buchloh, Joseph Leo Koerner, Margaret K. Koerner and Harmon Siegel

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Kentridge, William 1955-  Search this
Koerner, Margaret Koster  Search this
Buchloh, B. H. D.  Search this
Koerner, Joseph Leo  Search this
Siegel, Harmon  Search this
Host institution:
Hò‚pital Saint Jean (Bruges, Belgium)  Search this
Kentridge, William 1955-  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 217 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 31 cm
Exhibition catalogs
20th century
21st century
This publication was published on the occasion of the exhibition "William Kentridge: smoke ashes, fable" at the Sint-Janshospitaal, Bruges, Belgium from 21 October 2017 to 25 February 2018.
Introduction -- Being Kentridge / Margaret K. Koerner -- Tummelplatz / Joseph Leo Koerner -- Feats of prestidigitation / Harmon Siegel -- Seven types of obsolescence / Bejamin H.D. Buchloh
The well-known South African artist William Kentridge (b. 1955) has become famous for his time-lapse animation movies and installations, as well as his activities as an opera and theater director. This book offers a unique selection of Kentridge's work curated for Sint-Janshospitaal in Bruges-- at 800 years one of Europe's oldest surviving hospital buildings-- organized around the themes of trauma and healing. The book features an introduction by Margaret K. Koerner, and also includes essays by diverse distinguished contributors: Benjamin Buchloh considers Kentridge's alternate reception of the historical avant-garde from a perspective of exile; Joseph Leo Koerner explores the artist's work as a self-styled process of working in which the past simultaneously disfigures and redeems; and Harmon Siegel examines Kentridge's approach to film history.
Art, South African  Search this
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