Prose and poetry From settlement to The first writers of English in Canada were visitors—explorers, travelersand British officers and their wives—who recorded their impressions of British North America in charts, diaries, journals, and letters. These foundational documents of journeys and settlements presage the documentary tradition in Canadian literature in which geography, history, and arduous voyages of exploration and discovery represent the quest for a myth of origins and for a personal and national identity. The earliest documents were unadorned narratives of travel and exploration. The Diary of Mrs.
Combining music, dance, film projections, shadow theatre and kinetic sculpture, the piece tells the little-known story of the two million Africans who served as porters for British, German and French forces during the First World War.
Kentridge has worked together with long-time collaborator, the composer Phillip Miller, and musical director Thuthuka Sibisi, to create an original score that will be performed by orchestra collective The Knights, along with an international cast of singers, dancers and performers.
Curated by Gianni Jetzer, Unlimited transcends the typical format of an art fair by featuring immersive art installations, video projections and large-scale sculptures and paintings.
The event brings a troupe of more than 50 performers and serves as a two-week residency culminating in a work-in-progress performance. Curated by Owen Martin, the exhibition considers the role of craft in the practices of contemporary artists from South Africa and beyond.
Bringing together artists that use techniques such as weaving, sewing, beading and collage, the artworks included in this exhibition challenge traditional art historical hierarchies that prefer painting and sculpture over craft-based media.
In so doing, Pulling at Threads highlights the various social, political and religious meanings of the materials and techniques that these artists use. In looking at how artists today have increasingly incorporated tapestry into their respective oeuvres, no matter the medium for which they are known, the exhibition charts the history of the tapestry as a work of art.
From Reubens to Picasso, the tapestry has played a significant and important role in the development of fine art. Hosted in the Emerson Urban Arts: Media Art Gallery, the exhibition features the complete set of eight aquatint etchings and woodcuts, used as remnants of the m frieze, two long maquettes that diagram the processional, a set of monumental stencils, and a video showing the opening performance in Rome.
For the exhibition, titled William Kentridge: The work, titled Procession of Reparationistsis inspired by the ex-industrial vocation and workers of the Great Reparations Officine.
The black metal sculpture consists of a procession of figures with a strong significance and symbolic value, as it alludes to the work of repairing trains and bodies. As such, the exhibition explores the studio space as a site of performance. In the role of the protagonist of his artworks, Kentridge appears to probe and question the ideas and processes of vision and creativity.
Kentridge engages with question surrounding the creative potential of virtual reality within the field of contemporary art practice and production, and the potential inter- and multidisciplinary practices that exist between the arts and digital technology.
Poetic and Political explores two realms of perception often considered oppositional but more likely to work in tandem to make a rich, provocative and compelling visual impact. The exhibition juxtaposes the work of Josef Albers, a single artist focused on the psychic and emotive qualities of colour, with African and African American artists who confront the historic and contemporary traces of colonialism as they contribute to the power of healing and renewal.
The large-scale projection by Kentridge presents a procession of shadowy figures marching to the sounds of a brass band. The motif of the procession is thus transformed into a timeless symbol of movement, displacement and political change.
Kentridge explores the existential loneliness of wanderers, depicting them walking in a single file, moving from one country to the next, exchanging the familiar terror of war for the hope of an unknown destination. William Kentridge wins Spanish art prize Kentridge has been awarded the annual Princess of Asturias Award for Art for his outstanding and ongoing contribution to international contemporary art worldwide.
The award is one of eight Asturias prizes handed out annually by a foundation named for Crown Princess Leonor.This series drawings are made on the pages of an old cash book from East Rand Proprietary Mines from (with a few from other mine ledgers), in which the text under the drawings, either covered or glimpsed, is an important part of the history of the drawing.
An exploration of the nature and history of capitalism.
Global capitalism, colonies and Third-World economic realities. Clarke's Bookshop (established in ) is situated in Cape Town, South Africa and carries both new and second hand books on Southern Africa.
Canadian literature, the body of written works produced by kaja-net.comting the country’s dual origin and its official bilingualism, the literature of Canada can be split into two major divisions: English and French. This article provides a brief historical account of each of these literatures.
An exploration of the nature and history of capitalism. Global capitalism, colonies and Third-World economic realities. According to William Kentridge, “The Rebus sculptures [are] as hieroglyphs, placed in a line like a line of letters or words or syllables which can be rearranged to make new sentences.” The project started out as a collection of drawings portraying how images are able to transform.
The practice was then extended to cardboard cut-outs and then into .