Out of South Africa: William Kentridge Talks Post-Apartheid Art at the 92nd Street Y

New York Observer | Emily Nathan:


Sir Norman Rosenthal opened his conversation with William Kentridge at the 92nd Street Y with some good old fashioned over-the-top melodrama—by reciting, in German, Der Atlas, a lament from Franz Schubert’s Swan Song.


William Kentridge, Sir Norman Rosenthal. (Courtesy 92nd Street Y)

“The whole world of pain I must carry,” he translated. “I bear the unbearable, and my heart is breaking in my body. You proud heart, you wanted it so! You wanted to be happy, endlessly happy, or endlessly sick. And now, proud heart, you are sick and miserable.”…


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