September 10 – October 29, 2022
William Kentridge: History, Politics, Memory & Identity: Editions from 1986 to 2021
gallery neptune & brown
1530 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20005 USA
Opening Reception: September 10, 2022, 5:00-7:00 PM
gallery neptune & brown is pleased to present William Kentridge: History, Politics, Memory & Identity: Editions from 1986 to 2021, our fifth solo exhibition with internationally renowned South African artist, William Kentridge.
Born in Johannesburg in 1955, to influential anti-apartheid lawyers, Kentridge studied politics and African Studies before attending the Johannesburg Art Foundation for fine art and drama. In 1981, he lived in Paris for one year while studying film, theater, and mime before returning to Johannesburg where he continues to live. Kentridge has been making editions for over forty years and his printmaking practice has drawn upon a wide range of techniques, including etching, aquatint, lithography, linocut, and drypoint. The gallery neptune & brown exhibition will showcase works in all these mediums.
In addition to printmaking, Kentridge uses different media in his oeuvre including charcoal drawing, performance, film, painting, tapestry, and sculpture. The themes of Kentridge’s work stem from South Africa’s troubled history of Apartheid and continue with subjects drawn from history, politics, memory and identity. His art speaks of universal struggles such as freedom and loss.
William Kentridge: History, Politics, Memory & Identity: Editions from 1986 to 2021, will be on view at the gallery from September 10th through October 29th, 2022. For further information please contact the gallery at [email protected] or call 202.986.1200.