Royal Academy of Arts
Thu 3 Nov 2022
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
William Kentridge and Samira Ahmed In Conversation image

Internationally acclaimed artist William Kentridge and BBC broadcaster Samira Ahmed talk about his multi-media practice and his current exhibition at the RA.
This event can be enjoyed in person at the Benjamin West Lecture Theatre, or via a digital livestream. For more information please email [email protected].
Coinciding with our major autumn exhibition of his work, multi-sensory artist and global creative powerhouse William Kentridge will be discussing his creative practice with the BBC’s Samira Ahmed.
Kentridge will talk to Ahmed about the multifaceted nature of his practice and the importance of nurturing experimental, collaborative and cross-disciplinary arts practices.
One of the most prominent contemporary artists working today, William Kentridge works in and across mediums of drawing, writing, printmaking, painting, film, performance, music and theatre.
Kentridge’s early work often drew on the socio-political conditions during South Africa’s apartheid regime in the 1980s. He still creates works of art that are grounded in politics, science, literature and history, and he maintains a space for contradiction and uncertainty. Kentridge’s process of recording history makes use of reconfigured fragments to arrive at a provisional understanding of the past.
His work, including his electrifying large-scale operas and theatrical productions, has been seen in museums, galleries and theatres around the world and can be found in the collections of art museums and institutions across the globe, from MoMA in New York to the National Gallery of Australia.
This event is supported by the Natalia Cola Foundation.