In SA, no means yes

Times LIVE | Sean O’Toole:

The rapidly gentrifying German capital, known equally for its slack table service and louche poolside manners, is currently hosting three exhibitions featuring South African artists. William Kentridge’s impressive survey exhibition at Martin-Gropius-Bau is titled No It Is! The title has been a talking point amongst locals. In a TV interview, curator Wulf Herzogenrath explained how Kentridge opted to draw on our idiomatic habit of saying “no” when we mean “yes” as a way of plumbing a deeper national uncertainty… Read more