New Publication
William Kentridge

Andries Loots
1 April 2001
This week yet another magnificent book on the South African artist William Kentridge was released in South Africa. This glossy illustrated 348 page book must be the ultimate of  what has been written and done on the artist up to date. The book also serves as the Museum Catalogue for the the current International Touring exhibition of William Kentridge. The book was put together as a combined effort by the Museum of Contemporary Art,  Chicago  and the New Museum of Contemporary Art,  New York with input from some leading specialists like Neal Benezra,  Staci Boris,  Dan Cameron,  Lynne Cooke and our own Ari Sitas of the University of Natal. Published by Harry N. Abrams, Inc. New York with the ISBN 0-8109-4228-3.
Kentridge created a remarkable new work : a sixteen-page procession of figures marching across the opening pages especially for the book.

Many of Kentridge's most significant works,  including charcoal drawings from throughout his career,  are reproduced in the extensive 62 plate section.

The Book contains interesting and descriptive information on the following subject matter:

Drawings for Projection - Neal Benezra
The Process of Change : Landscape,  Memory,  Animation,  Felix in Exile - Staci Boris
Mundus Inversus,  Mundus Perversus - Lynne Cooke
Procession and Publick Rituals - Ari Sitas
An Interview with William Kentridge - Dan Cameron

" This publication is the definitive study of one of the most important artists of our day. "
- Editor

International Tour dates and venues:

Hirshhorn Museum, Smithsonian, Washington, DC ( 28 Feb - May 13 2001 )

New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York ( 3 June - 16 Sept 2001 )

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago ( 20 Oct 2001 - 20 Jan 2002)

Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston ( 1 March -5 May 2002 ) 

Los Angeles County Museum ( 21 July - 6 Oct 2002 )

South African National Gallery, Cape Town ( 7 Dec 2002 - 23 March 2003 )



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