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Why Should I Hesitate | William Kentridge | Sculpture Exhibition at Norval Foundation

August 24, 2019 @ 8:00 am - March 23, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Why Should I Hesitate: Sculpture, will be on view at Norval Foundation and will present three-dimensional work of William Kentridge from the past 19 years. This will be the first exhibition internationally to address Kentridge’s output as a sculptor. Covering several bodies of work, and testifying to his longstanding and spontaneous improvisation when handling three-dimensional form, Why Should I Hesitate: Sculpture sees the origins of these works in props from his operas and images from his animations stepping off the stage and out of the screen, confronting us directly at ground level. Why Should I Hesitate: Sculpture will also premiere new works commissioned for the occasion of this special exhibition.

The show will be the largest Kentridge exhibition held in Africa in over a decade. The exhibition at Norval Foundation will be accompanied by a concurrent exhibition at the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA), entitled: “Why Should I Hesitate? Putting Drawings to Work”.


A series of member events and public programmes will be held across both venues over the opening weekend, Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 August 2019.

Exhibition title: Why Should I Hesitate: Sculpture

Venue: Atrium and Galleries 2-8, Norval Foundation

Run dates: 24 August 2019 – 23 March 2020

Exhibition curators: Karel Nel, Owen Martin, Talia Naicker, Vicky Lekone

[Words taken from Norval Foundation website: https://www.norvalfoundation.org]


August 24, 2019 @ 8:00 am
March 23 @ 5:00 pm
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