William Kentridge


Upcoming Highlights

Live Virtual Auction, 21 September 2022

William Kentridge | Lilies (detail)
R 300 000 – 400 000
William Kentridge | Dutch Iris (detail)
R 800 000 – 1 200 000
William Kentridge | Hope in the Green Leaves (detail) | R 250 000 – 350 000

Current Exhibitions

WJK: In black and white.
And read all over

Deservedly, a great many books have been published by and about William Kentridge. On display are the Kentridge publications in the JGCBA holdings: monographs on this internationally acclaimed artist over 35 years, ranging from the 1987 Standard Bank Young Artists Award booklet to the most recent publication of 2021, William Kentridge: Domestic Scenes, a precursor to a multi-volume catalogue raisonné of prints.Deservedly, a great many books have been published by and about William Kentridge. On display are the Kentridge publications in the JGCBA holdings: monographs on this internationally acclaimed artist over 35 years, ranging from the 1987 Standard Bank Young Artists Award booklet to the most recent publication of 2021, William Kentridge: Domestic Scenes, a precursor to a multi-volume catalogue raisonné of prints.

Kentridge’s artists books on display include Portage, an accordion-fold book with its chine-collé shadow-beings trudging along the verge of its found pages, animation drawings manifest as flipbooks and unbound works such as the theatrical stereoscopes and the revealing water-mark books on handmade paper. To name but a few.

This exhibition coincides with WJK @ WAM & Wits 100: William Kentridge artworks from WAM collections on show in Gallery 1

The Jack Ginsberg Centre for Book Arts is open to the public from Tuesday to Friday, from 10:00 – 16:00.

Exhibition Link: https://www.wits.ac.za/wam/exhibitions/

Walkabout: WJK @ WAM
& Wits 100: William Kentridge artworks from WAM collections
with Fiona Rankin-Smith

Join us on Saturday 30 July from 12h00 for a walkabout of WJK @ WAM & Wits 100: William Kentridge artworks from WAM collections with Special Projects Curator Fiona Rankin-Smith, who curated this exciting exhibition.

The university’s holdings span the artist’s more than four-decade career. The exhibition includes over 20 drawings, etchings, and screenprints dating from 1980 to 2022. A few artworks with special connections to the university have been loaned, including an 11 minute edited projection of ‘Oh To Believe in Another World’, Kentridge’s latest film which is based on Shostakovich’s 10th Symphony and commissioned by the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra in Switzerland. Also on display are model components and puppets used to create the film.

WAM is open to the public from Tuesday to Saturday, from 10:00 – 16:00. This exhibition closes on 13 August 2022. 

Mask wearing is voluntary. WAM continues to encourage Covid safety protocols.

Walkabout link: https://www.wits.ac.za/wam/exhibitions/

Recent Auction


Recently Sold

William Kentridge | Garibaldi
SOLD R 820 750
William Kentridge | 9 Films for Projection (detail)
SOLD R 25 795
William Kentridge | Universal Archives (Six Birds)
SOLD R 234 500

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Featured Artist

Featured Artist

William Kentridge

After studying Political Science at Wits in the late 1970s William Kentridge studied the art of mime in Paris in the early 1980s. He now continually combines these interests in his art. His phenomenal drawing skills were sharpened while studying at the Johannesburg Art Foundation and, in the numerous stop-frame video animations of the 1990s and the large-scale installations of the early twenty-first century, he dramatically renders the effects of colonialism on the oppressed. Regularly mounting major exhibitions and dramatic productions, locally and internationally, he is the recipient of numerous local and international awards and is the true embodiment of Contemporary African Art.

Image courtesy Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg.

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William Kentridge: In Print

Closed 9:00pm Mon, 25 Jul 2022

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