South China Morning Post | Payal Uttam:
The artist tells Payal Uttam his work has always married the political and the personal
South African artist William Kentridge was six when he stumbled across a box in his father’s study in Johannesburg. What he discovered was to have a big impact on his life.
Remembering the Treason Trial (2013, lithograph)
“I was … expecting it to be a box of chocolates, but inside were photographs of people who had been shot dead,” he recalls.
The images were from a police massacre in Sharpeville in 1960. His father was an anti-apartheid lawyer defending the victims’ families…
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