Daniel Herwitz: “Politics and the Art of Rumination in William Kentridge”

Is it legitimate to frame an artist’s work around the question of politics, even when political issues are nearly omnipresent in it?  My dear friend and colleague at Michigan, philosopher and cultural theorist Daniel Herwitz, has seen the pair of stunning shows in Cape Town devoted to the protean work of South African William Kentridge, and reflects on visual art in relation to politics, South Africa, the Russian avant-gardes and the brutality of European colonialism and world wars.  Click to read the pdf:                    Herwitz on art and politics in Kentridge

14 September 2019

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