Exploring various topics such as history, family, migration, or colonialism, William Kentridge's creative process always starts with a drawing. With works on display spanning over 40 years of artistic production, including drawings, animated films, videos, prints, sculptures, tapestries and large-scale installations, this is the largest presentation of his work to date.
“The uncertain and imprecise way of constructing a drawing is sometimes a model of how to construct meaning... The ethical and moral questions... in our heads seem to rise to the surface as a consequence of the process.”- William Kentridge
Credits: exhibition views of William Kentridge "Why Should I Hesitate: Putting Drawings to Work", Deichtorhallen Hamburg, 2020 © William Kentridge. Courtesy Deichtorhallen Hamburg. Photos Henning Rogge. Portrait by Norbert Miguletz, courtesy William Kentridge Studio. Video courtesy Zeitz MOCAA – Museum of Contemporary African Art, Cape Town.
The exhibition was conceived in close cooperation with the the artist and the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art in Capetown. To find out more visit the Deichtorhallen's website.