Royal Academy of Arts
Thu 22 Sep 2022
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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The Rothschild Foundation Lecture: William Kentridge – Words, Ah Yes, Words; text and image image

Artist William Kentridge talks about how he’s explored words and language in his practice over the past twenty years.
In this lecture, William Kentridge discusses the significance of using text as an image in his drawing, film and performances. He elaborates on how he explores the use of language at the edge of making sense, where words try, but lose the battle to make meaning.
For Kentridge, the lecture is another medium of creative expression. He uses lectures as a medium to discuss the use of language and creating meaning in his works as well as attempting to enact those processes in the moment.
William Kentridge is a South African artist internationally acclaimed for his drawing, films, theatre and opera productions. His work has been seen in museums, galleries, theatres and opera houses around the world and is held in numerous public and private collections. He is the recipient of several honorary doctorates including from Yale and London University, and received many international awards. In 2015 he was appointed an Honorary Academician at the RA. In 2016 Kentridge founded the Centre for the Less Good Idea in Johannesburg to provide a space for experimental, collaborative and cross-disciplinary art practice.
Image: William Kentridge,Words, Ah Yes, Words, 2020.
Pure Afghan Lapis Lazuli pigment on found pages. 32.5 cm x 40 cm. © William Kentridge.