Kentridge Exhbits in Málaga

Málaga, Spain.- The Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga presents "William Kentridge: Won’t you join the dance?", on view at the museum until May 13th. Art collectors of Art Kabinett network avidly collect his artworks, to upload and share on our website.

This is the first exhibition of this South African artist’s tapestries to be held in  Spain. Mosaics, sculptures, preliminary studies, collages, videos and Kentridge’s unique drawings will also be included in this exhibition, which is curated by Fernando Francés.

The central work is a tapestry based on a 19th century map of Malaga, which will be shown to the public for the first time at the CAC Málaga.

The exhibition offers an overview of the most recent output of one of the most influential and prolific artists working today.

In the work of  William Kentridge (born Johannesburg, 1955) we frequently encounter porters  who carry  objects such as a  bed, a lamp or a typewriter, in reference to the fact that his characters “bear the weight of the world on their shoulders”.

Elsewhere, the shadows in his tapestries suggest the movement and migration of peoples from one place to another and between one idea and another, as has always  happened over the course of history.

Kentridge’s work reflects the transformation of humanity and the evolution of peoples, cities and countries as they  move towards their present state of existence. More than twenty tapestries -- as shown above -- are  to be seen in the exhibition now presented by the CAC Málaga, which offers a comprehensive overview of William Kentridge’s most  recent work, including mosaics, videos, sculpture, collage and the artist’s celebrated drawings.

In a way comparable to the threads that are knotted together in his tapestries, William Kentridge creates works that express his interpretation of social changes.

The new, previously un-exhibited work to be shown in this exhibition is based on a 19th century map by Luis Thuillier. Measuring 315 x 415cm, this tapestry has been specially designed for Malaga.

Its large scale will allow visitors to appreciate the artist’s detailed, painstaking work, which reproduces every detail of the original  map. The tapestries are done in Marguerite Stephens's workshop in Johannesburgo.

The CAC Málaga is a cultural initiative of The City Council of Málaga. Its aim is the promotion and dissemination of 20th and 21st century visual art by bringing the most recent trends in contemporary art to the public, expressed through visual and audiovisual means.

The project is an innovative one within Spain as it combines models of private management with the aims and ideals of public administration. The CAC Málaga was officially opened on 17 February 2003 by Their Royal Highnesses the Infanta Cristina and her husband, Iñaki Urdangarín, Dukes of Palma, and former world up soccer star.