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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.

Please notice: The book will be published in March 2018. You can already pre-order it.

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"William Kentridge"

March 2018

ISBN 978-3-7356-0448-4 (D), 978-3-7356-0449-1 (Engl)

15,50 x 21,50 cm

288 Pages

Broschur, paper back

ausgestattet mit Transparentblättern, einem Kartenhalter mit 6 Postkarten und einem ausklappbaren 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