William Kentridge

O Sentimental Machine

William Kentridge superstar: The South African William Kentridge (*1955) is highly regarded internationally for his works, which he realizes with masterly ease. They combine the humoresque with the incidental and are always characterized by an engaged, critical stance. With the exhibition O Sentimental Machine, his works enter into further dialogue with the grand narratives of civilization based on the entire sculpture collection of the Liebieghaus, which spans 5,000 years. Kentridge understands how to subvert these narratives and simultaneously point out his own entanglements. The accompanying publication carries this historical and political moment forward in the format of a quasi-fictitious guide to the collection.


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William Kentridge

ausgestattet mit Transparentblättern, 3 Postkarten und Werkverzeichnis als ausklappbares Leporello

Languages: German, English

Vinzenz Brinkmann, Kristin Schrader

Text by
Vinzenz Brinkmann, William Kentridge, Michaela Ott, Oliver Primavesi, Kristin Schrader

Design by
Kim Beirnaert, Gent

William Kentridge. O Sentimental Machine , 22.3.-26.8.2018, Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung, Frankfurt on the Main