William Kentridge, Neo Muyanga - Second-Hand Reading, 2013 download album
Second-hand Reading, 2013. Single video projection with stereo audioexpand more. The William Hood Dunwoody Fundexpand more 2014. Not on Viewexpand more. William Kentridge is an internationally renowned artist best known for his prints, drawings, and animated films. Second-hand Reading is an excellent example of Kentridge’s animation style, and his ongoing personal investigation of South Africa and its history of apartheid.
17 Sep - 26 Oct 2013 at the Marian Goodman Gallery in New York, United States. Marian Goodman Gallery is delighted to announce Second-hand Reading, an exhibition of films, drawings, sculpture, and prints by William Kentridge which will open to the public on Tuesday, September 17th and run through October 26th
Marian Goodman Gallery New York 24 West 57th Street September 17–October 26. ‘Tis the season for William Kentridge, whose newest work makes for an expansive show in a diverse array of mediums including kinetic sculpture, a beguiling addition to the artist’s catholic output. These careen across the spread of text, intermixed with a sound track by Neo Muyanga. Here, Kentridge posits the book as a shape-shifting torrent of picture and word, discursive rather than definitive, a site of potential and discovery, perhaps as a reminder of our own agency. His best work always has a sense of existing in the realm of fantastic possibility-this show no exception.
The exhibition will feature a new flip-book film by William Kentridge titled Second-Hand Reading, with music by South African composer Neo Muyanga.
Second-hand Reading, William Kentridge’s latest exhibition at New York’s Marian Goodman Gallery, opens tonight. The show (through Oct. 26) features a number of sound-making machines, the artist’s trademark flip-book films and the drawings used to make them. The film, Second-hand reading (2013), with elegiac music by South African composer Neo Muyanga, shows a book, Cassell’s Cyclopaedia of Mechanics, being opened by the artist’s hands. As the pages flip, animations appear of the artist, pacing, deep in thought, along with giant, bare trees from the Johannesburg area and a black figure waving flags as if communicating in semaphore. I see a book as a kind of material depiction of one’s head, of the number of thoughts that can zoom past, like the phrases in a dictionary or encyclopedia, Kentridge said.
In Praise of Shadows: William Kentridge in the Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art 26th August, 2013 to 2 February, 2014. Courtesy of Marina Goodman Gallery. There is a lot to see in Second-hand Reading. Mounted high at the entrance is Untitled (Drum Machine) (2012), a noisy drum rack. Drawing, India ink on Craggs Universal Technological Dictionary, 1826, 80-3/4 x 82-5/8 inches. Courtesy of Marian Goodman Gallery.
Notes* Soundtrack to William Kentridge’s film Second-Hand Reading
* Music by Neo Muyanga
* Sleeve artwork by William Kentridge
* Printed on Perfect Image board
* Pressed on 180-gram white vinyl
* Limited edition of 300 copies