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William Kentridge: Smoke, Ashes, Fable

by Margaret Koerner and Till-Holger Borchert Mercatorfonds
Pub Date:
10/2017
ISBN:
9780300230253
Format:
Hbk 232 pages
Price:
AU$109.99 NZ$113.90
Product Status: In Stock Now
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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.  
 
Margaret K. Koerner is a specialist in Northern Renaissance painting.