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William Kentridge: Universal Archive

January 21–May 15, 2016
Renowned South African artist William Kentridge experiments with a broad thematic repertoire using diverse media. Featuring more than seventy-five linocut prints, this exhibition highlights recurring themes in Kentridge’s oeuvre—coffee pots, typewriters, trees, birds, and nude figures—and explores the artist’s creative process. The Picker’s presentation also includes the sculpture, Nose II (Walking), by Kentridge as well as a video recording of his Norton Lectures, Six Drawing Lessons, delivered at Harvard University in 2012. In addition, two documentary films, Drawing the Passing and The End of the Beginning, are on view.

William Kentridge: Universal Archive is organized for tour by the Gund Gallery at Kenyon College and is made possible, in part, by contributions from Alva Greenberg ʼ74, the Gund Gallery Board of Directors, and the Ohio Arts Council.

Additional support comes from Colgate University’s Robert J. Gerberg ʼ59, Pʼ85 Endowment for the Visual Arts.
William Kentridge, Ref 2, 2012, from Universal Archive series, linocut printed on non-archival pages from The  Shorter Oxford English Dictionary. Image courtesy of Gund Gallery, Kenyon College and David Krut Projects,   Johannesburg/New York.