William Kentridge’s long-anticipated​ exhibition is now open at Norval Foundation

Legendary artist, William Kentridge’s Why Should I Hesitate: Sculpture exhibition is now open at Norval Foundation and will present three-dimensional work of the artist from the past 19 years. This is the first exhibition internationally to address Kentridge’s output as a sculptor.

Covering several bodies of work, and testifying to his longstanding and spontaneous improvisation when handling three-dimensional form, Why Should I Hesitate: Sculpture sees the origins of these works in props from his operas and images from his animations stepping off the stage and out of the screen, confronting us directly at ground level. Why Should I Hesitate: Sculpture also premieres new works commissioned for this special exhibition.

The show is the largest Kentridge exhibition held in Africa in over a decade. The exhibition at Norval Foundation is accompanied by a concurrent exhibition at the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA), entitled: “Why Should I Hesitate? Putting Drawings to Work”.

Exhibition title: Why Should I Hesitate: Sculpture.

Venue: Atrium and Galleries 2-8, Norval Foundation, 4 Steenberg Road, Tokai.

Run dates: 24 August 2019 – 23 March 2020.

Exhibition curators: Karel Nel, Owen Martin, Talia Naicker, Vicky Lekone.

Exhibition title: Why Should I Hesitate: Putting Drawings To Work.

Venue: Level 3 Galleries and throughout, Zeitz MOCAA; Silo District, V&A Waterfront.

Run dates: 25 August 2019 – 23 March 2020.

Exhibition curators: Azu Nwagbogu, assisted by Tammy Langtry.

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