South African artist William Kentridge on his Beijing retrospective

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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2018-10-23T17:47:26+00:00