Goodman Gallery presents Glyphs: an exhibition of bronze sculptures from William Kentridge Within the Miami Design District – Sugarcane Journal ™

Above:William Kentridge | Goat 2021
Bronze  | Work: 120 x 80 x 150 cm | Version of 8


Goodman Gallery is happy to current Glyphs, an exhibition of bronze sculptures from William Kentridge’s ongoing collection, alongside the unique drawing from his most up-to-date animated movie, Metropolis Deep. The exhibition is the artist’s first US solo devoted to sculpture. Glyphs will open from the twenty fourth of November to the thirtieth of December 2021.

Kentridge’s glyphs kind a visible lexicon made from a collection of sculptures that characterize a set of on a regular basis objects, symbols or icons, ubiquitous within the artist’s observe. The glyphs began as ink drawings and paper cut-outs, every on a single web page of a dictionary. The drawings had been transmuted into bronze sculptures, to embody the burden and essence of their shapes on paper.

The glyphs might be organized in an effort to assemble sculptural sentences and an ever-changing that means. The drawing Metropolis Deep (A Fault to be Found Later), included within the exhibition, exemplifies this concept of collages and surrealist narration like a “cadavre esquis”.

Metropolis Deep is Kentridge’s most up-to-date movie from his Drawings for Projection collection. The movie, grounded inside William’s house metropolis of Johannesburg, might be considered as  a counterpoint to the 1990 movie, Mine, which depicts pictures of the deep-level mining business. Metropolis Deep extends this depiction to the casual, surface-level “zama zama” miners who illegally work decommissioned mines on the perimeters of the formal mining financial system.


Above:William Kentridge | Ring, 2017
Bronze | Work: 70 x 89 x 72 cm | AP 1/1


William Kentridge was born in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1955. His profession has spanned 5 a long time and his work has been proven in main museums, galleries, festivals and biennials all over the world because the Nineties, together with Documenta in Kassel, Germany (1997, 2003, 2012), the Museum of Fashionable Artwork in New York (1998, 2010), the  Albertina  Museum  in Vienna (2010), Jeu de Paume in Paris (2010), and the Musée du Louvre in Paris (2010), the place he introduced Carnets d’Egypte, a challenge conceived particularly for the Egyptian Room.

Kentridge’s manufacturing of Mozart’s The Magic Flute was introduced at Theatre de la Monnaie in  Brussels,  Pageant d’Aix, and in 2011 at La Scala in Milan, and his manufacturing of Shostakovich’s The Nostril was seen at The New York Metropolitan Opera in 2010 and once more in 2013, touring to Pageant d’Aix and to Lyon in 2011.

The five-channel video and sound set up The Refusal of Time was made for Documenta (13) in Kassel, Germany, in 2012; since then it has been seen at MAXXI in Rome, the Metropolitan Museum, New York, and in lots of different cities together with Boston, Perth, Kyoto, Helsinki and Wellington.

A considerable survey exhibition of Kentridge’s work opened in Rio de Janeiro in 2012, happening in following years to Porto Alegre, São Paulo, Bogota, Medellin, and Mexico Metropolis. In the summertime of 2014 Kentridge’s manufacturing of Schubert’s Winterreise opened on the Vienna Pageant, Pageant d’Aix, and Holland Pageant. Within the fall it opened on the Lincoln Heart in New York. Paper Music, a live performance of projections with dwell music by Philip Miller, opened in Florence in September 2014, and was introduced at Carnegie Corridor in New York in late October 2014. Each the set up The Refusal of Time and its companion efficiency piece Refuse the Hour had been introduced in Cape City in February 2015.

Kentridge’s manufacturing of the Alban Berg opera Wozzeck premiered on the Salzburg Pageant in 2017 and in 2018 his acclaimed efficiency challenge The Head &  The  Load opened at Tate Fashionable in London, and traveled to  Park Avenue Armory in December 2018. In June 2019, A Poem That I Used To Know opened at Kunstmuseum, Basel in Switzerland, which traveled to LaM in Lille in early 2020. Why Ought to I Hesitate, a serious survey present, divided throughout the Norval Basis and Zetiz MOCAA, each in Cape City, opened in late August 2019 and can run till July 2020. As well as, Kentridge’s new opera  challenge,  Ready  for  the Sibyl, premiered at Teatro dell’Opera di Roma in September 2019 and will likely be seen in a number of European cities in 2020.

Kentridge is at the moment working in the direction of main survey exhibitions that are to happen at The Royal Academy in London, and The Broad in LA in 2022.


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