Kentridge’s idea lights up Jo’burg

Mail & Guardian | Laurice Taitz:

  At Arts on Main in Maboneng, where his private studio has been located since 2009, William Kentridge has opened The Centre for the Less Good Idea.

Kentridge’s work is a thread that weaves its way through Johannesburg like a power cable: sparking through his animated films and illuminating the key thematics of a city built on being mined for gold. His images are made to work as their fullest expression, many of them an accretion of years of redrawing, each iteration having added more powerful symbolic meaning.

Into his work he brings powerful ideas from many corners of the world, as if this is where those ideas belong… Read more 

Image: Artist William Kentridge during his exhibition “Notes Towards A Model Opera” at the Goodman Gallery in Johannesburg. (James Oatway/Sunday Times/Gallo)