William Kentridge

Universal Archive

Opening Reception: Friday, October 27, 5:00-7:00pm

October 27, 2917–February 17, 2018


For Universal Archive, South African artist William Kentridge (b. 1955) revists familiar personal iconography—coffee pots, typewriters, cats, trees, nudes, and other imagery—presenting an intimate thematic repertoire that appears in art and stage productions throughout the artist’s career. Based on ink sketches, the 75 linocut prints shift from identifiable subject matter to deconstructed images of abstract marks on dictionary and encyclopedia pages, forming juxtapositions that suggest skepticism about the creative process and knowledge construction.

William Kentridge: Universal Archive is organized for tour by the Gund Gallery at Kenyon College and is made possible, in part, by contributions from Alva Greenberg ’74, the Gund Gallery Board of Directors and Ohio Arts Council.