William Kentridge: Why Should I Hesitate?


Covering 40 years of South African artist William Kentridge's (born 1955) internationally acclaimed production in drawing, stop-frame animation, video, prints, sculpture, tapestry and large-scale installation, Why Should I Hesitate stands as a definitive statement on his vast oeuvre. This deluxe production, published in an edition of 1,800 copies, is comprised of two slipcased volumes with a unique print in lapis lazuli. (Print may vary from image)

The title references Kentridge's primary practice of drawing and how this core activity informs and enables his studio practice. It also references the impact of individual action on history and the reverse - how history shapes the contemporary and the future - and serves as a commentary on various shifting hegemonies of power politics, economies, language and the authority to narrate history.

Author : Elana Brundyn, David Freedberg, Seven Keys and Karel Nel

Publisher : Walther & Franz König

Publish Date : 20 Jan 2021

Page : 744

Format : BB - Hardback

Dimensions : 21.9 x 28.4cm