Claudia Rankine on William Kentridge – ‘Communicating Injustice’

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

William Kentridge is a South African artist best known for his prints, drawings, and animated films. In this interview, Claudia Rankine comments on some of his etchings and talks about the enjoyment and inspiration she takes from Kentridge’s artwork. The world premiere of William Kentridge’s new work The Head and the Load will be performed in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall on 11–15 July 2018.

The KT Wong Foundation has collaborated with William Kentridge on a number of projects including Lulu, a co-oproduction between the ENO and the Metropolitan Opera House in New York.

The Daily Telegraph reviewed the production as ‘A superb staging of a difficult modern masterpiece, performed with high musical distinction.’

William Kentridge also features in our book – Africa Modern: creating the contemporary art of a continent. The brainchild of Thomas Heatherwick, visionary British architect, and Lady Linda Wong Davies, chairwoman of the KT Wong Foundation, the book is a celebration of the creative wave sweeping Africa, with a generation of artistic talent rising to prominence across the continent and internationally.