Princeton University Library Catalog

William Kentridge No, It Is.

Walther Konig 2016.
323 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
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The spectrum of works presented here ranges from drawings through the famous animated films dedicated to Georges Méliès (2003) and 'Drawings for Projection' (1989-2011) to the monumental film projection 'More Sweetly Play the Dance' (2015) and the spatial installation 'The Refusal of Time', which premiered at the Documenta in 2012. The two ?cabinets of wonders? to be seen in the Martin-Gropius-Bau lead into the atmosphere of the studio, the creative locus: Works from Kentridge?s collection, including etchings by Goya, Dürer and Hopper, are his source of inspiration, and correspond to his sketches, collages, and pictures, which proceed through various media in the course of the creative process, growing ever more complex. 0The title 'NO IT IS !', evokes the contradiction of the images. It also transcends the boundaries of the museum itself, extending to the lecture performances 'Six Drawing Lessons' (2012), an autobiographical, artistic and political story that gathers the themes of his oeuvre from the earliest days to the present and links the two venues ? the Martin-Gropius-Bau and the Haus der Berliner Festspiele. In the lectures and the two cabinets of wonders, his work and the processes of its creation are condensed and intensified. In the same way as performance is brought into the museum (to be seen are 'Paper Music' (2014) and 'A Guided Tour of the Exhibition for Soprano with Handbag' (2016)), further works by Kentridge can be experienced at the 11-day Foreign Affairs festival. 0Exhibition: Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany (12.05.-21.08.2016).
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