William Kentridge Tapestries
South African artist William Kentridge (b. 1955) has produced an outstanding body of work in multiple mediums—drawings, animations, sculptures, theatre and stage design—all of which trace the political and cultural history of South Africa. This is the companion book to an exhibition in 2007 at Philadelphia Museum of Art and is the first book to explore Kentridge’s beautiful series of seventeen large-scale tapestries, created under his artistic direction by a team of South African weavers between 2001 and 2007. The tapestries depict shadowy figures set against the weblike backgrounds of 19th-century maps of Europe and Johannesburg.
A distinguished group of authors relate the tapestries to the rest of Kentridge’s oeuvre, underline the centrality of drawing in his practice, and illuminate the connection between the tapestries and South African geography and history.
- Author: Carlos Basualdo, Curator of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art
- Hardcover: 100 pages
- Date published: February 2008
- Language: English
- Delivery: Allow 2-3 weeks
- ISBN: 978-0300126860
- Product Dimensions: 26.7 x 29.2 x 1.9 cm