03.11.22

The Royal Academy of Art: Artist in Conversation with William Kentridge Hon RA

On the 3rd of November 2022, we took to the Benjamin West Lecture Theatre to celebrate internationally acclaimed artist William Kentridge and his exhibition at the RA. Coinciding with the major autumn exhibition of his work, the multi-sensory artist and global creative powerhouse discussed his creative practice with BBC’s Samira Ahmed.

Audience members both online and in the theatre listened carefully as the pair discussed the multifaceted nature of the art and the importance of nurturing experimental, collaborative and cross-disciplinary arts practices.

They discussed the multifaceted nature of his practice and the importance of nurturing experimental, collaborative and cross-disciplinary arts practices.

Kentridge’s process of recording history makes use of reconfigured fragments to arrive at a provisional understanding of the past. Kentridge’s early work often drew on the socio-political conditions during South Africa’s apartheid regime in the 1980s.

His work, including his electrifying large-scale operas and theatrical productions, has been seen in museums, galleries and theatres around the world.

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William Kentridge Hon RA
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