William Kentridge Smoke, Ashes, Fable Margaret K. Koerner, Margaret K. Koerner, Benjamin H. D. Buchloh, Joseph Leo Koerner, Harmon Siegel

Format:
Hardback
Publication date:
02 Oct 2017
ISBN:
9780300230253
Imprint:
Mercatorfonds
Dimensions:
224 pages: 305 x 254mm
Illustrations:
300 color illus.

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The well-known South African artist William Kentridge (b. 1955) has become famous for his time-lapse animation movies and installations, as well as his activities as an opera and theater director. This book offers a unique selection of Kentridge’s work curated for Sint-Janshospitaal in Bruges—at 800 years one of Europe’s oldest surviving hospital buildings – organized around the themes of trauma and healing.  The book features an introduction by Margaret K. Koerner, and also includes essays by diverse distinguished contributors: Benjamin Buchloh considers Kentridge’s alternate reception of the historical avant-garde from a perspective of exile; Joseph Leo Koerner explores the artist’s work as a self-styled process of working in which the past simultaneously disfigures and redeems; and Harmon Siegel examines Kentridge’s approach to film history.  
 

Margaret K. Koerner is a specialist in Northern Renaissance painting.