The prolific South African artist William Kentridge has spoken out about London’s usage of colonial era monuments, saying they are indicative of the UK’s struggle to reconcile itself with its violent colonial past.

“There are many, many imaginative solutions to dealing with the ongoing question of how to deal with [the UK’s] shameful past,” the artist told The Art Newspaper before the sell-out performances of his new chamber opera Sibyl, staged at London’s Barbican Arts Centre (22-24 April).

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