Lamont Gallery Presents – William Kentridge: Universal Archive

Tuesday  22 January  2019  9:00 AM    Tuesday  22 January  2019 5:00 PM
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Renowned South African artist, William Kentridge, shares new work inspired during the writing of his Norton Lectures delivered at Harvard in 2012. In this expanding series, a familiar personal iconography is revisited – coffee pots, typewriters, cats, trees -- objects representing an intimate thematic repertoire appearing in art and stage productions throughout the artist’s career. Meticulously based on ink sketches, over 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.

Gallery Hours: Mon. by appointment, Tues-Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. 10am-4pm

Lamont Gallery programs are supported in part by the Michael C. Rockefeller ’56 Visiting Artists Fund.

All images courtesy of Gund Gallery, Kenyon College, and David Krut Projects, Johannesburg/New York.


Opening reception of William Kentridge: Universal Archive

Reception: Friday, January 11, 5:30-7:30 pm

Lamont Gallery

Join us for this free drop-in event. Light refreshments will be served.


Lunch & Learn

Wednesday, January 23, 12:30-1:30pm

Lamont Gallery

Join us for an explorative discussion on William Kentridge: Universal Archive. This body of work inspires in-depth conversations about the creative process. All are welcome and lunch will be provided. This event is free but space is limited. Please RSVP to by January 16, 2019.


Animation Project

Ongoing throughout exhibition
Lamont Gallery

Enjoy this hands-on opportunity to experience the same process used by artist William Kentridge in some of his projects: stop-action animation. Collaborate in creating a stop-action animation film using this time-honored, thoughtful process. There will be gallery support while you create. 


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