Prints of the Month | November 2019 | Endale Desalegn

by Hagen Gersie There is no logo for capitalism. While communism is easily recognised by the infamous hammer and sickle, there is no one symbol standing in for capitalism. It easily could be a single-use plastic fork, though, if you think about it. Plastic cutlery is one of the top polluters of our oceans and […]

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William Kentridge | Thought in Full Flight

In this podcast episode, we focus on the presence of birds in the work of William Kentridge. Here we present to you a collection of thoughts and writings about birds and the making of them, taken from publications on the artist’s work. Listening Time | 16 Minutes Extracts taken from: 1. Interview with Bronwyn Law-Viljoen, […]

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William Kentridge & Rhinos

In this episode, we focus on the presence of rhinos in the work of William Kentridge. Here we present to you two related extracts about rhinos and the making of them, taken from publications on the artist’s work. Both of these extracts focus on work made around the time of William Kentridge’s production of Mozart’s […]

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David Krut Podcast | William Kentridge | The Thought Forest

Listening time | 20 minutesProduced and edited by Hagen Gersie, research and curation of text by Jacqueline Flint & hosted by Britt Lawton In this episode of the David Krut Podcast we are going to step outside and wander into the forest. A forest that is, populated with trees drawn and printed by William Kentridge. […]

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Print of the Month | October 2019 | William Kentridge

Text by Hagen Gersie In the German language there is a saying that, roughly translated, says: to dance on someone’s nose. It means that a person is doing whatever they want, disobeying any tasks and orders. In that spirit, the Print of the Month in October is Nose 15 by William Kentridge, a figure dressed […]

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“What does Art do?” – written by Hagen Gersie

“Art is tricky. Because, what does it do exactly? How does it ‘work’? Why are we generally fascinated by art but not, subsequently, by every single piece of art out there? Ever since I joined David Krut Projects some weeks ago as an intern I was asking myself these and other questions. I have a […]

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The artist with a deep appreciation for art- Mr Avhashoni Mainganye

At a recent SA Cultural Observatory workshop in the Vhembe district in Sibasa, Limpopo, we came across the definition of an artist- Mr Avhashoni Mainganye. Currently based at the Vhembe Arts and Culture centre in Thohoyandou, the unassuming Mainganye is an accomplished painter, printmaker, sculptor, photographer, arts teacher and mentor with more than 30 years’ […]

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William Kentridge 27 Years of collaboration feature ‘West Coast Series: Skurfberg’, 2010

These works relate to drawings that Kentridge made as labels for rare wines made by the Sadie family from vines, planted in around 1900 on the Cape West Coast of South Africa. The collection is called the Ouwingerdreeks (Old Vine Series). During the tour of the vineyards the artist learned some viticultural skills – principles […]

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William Kentridge ’27 Years of collaboration’ feature: Universal Archive (Peonies), 2012

This work also forms part of the Universal Archive series of linocuts. The traditional still life image of flowers in a vase reverberates throughout Western art history, from the Impressionists to the present. This image recalls most specifically the 1882 painting by Edouard Manet of flowers in an oblong crystal vase. Flower-centric still life images function in […]

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New Editions by William Kentridge | 1975 Linocut Impressions & Triumphs and Laments Woodcut Text Pieces 2019

In the 27 years since their meeting in 1992, Kentridge has collaborated with David Krut on numerous print editions, which have brought together Master Printers at print workshops in various countries. Upon reflection on Kentridge’s substantial contribution to printmaking, the David Krut Workshop has revisited two linoleum plates that Kentridge carved in 1975, during his […]

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LATITUDES Limited

The launch of special limited edition fine art silkscreen prints made by selected artists in collaboration with the David Krut Workshop and Master Printer Jillian Ross and printer Roxy Kaczmarek. LATITUDES Limited prints are available as part of the Latitudes VIP Limited package, at R4000 (incl. VAT).  Contact info@latitudesartfair.com to reserve your print and your place […]

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David Krut Podcast | Artist Series E29 | Zhi Zulu & Zebra Crossing

Ever wondered how the animals who have been left out of the Big Five feel? This is the question that inspired Zhi Zulu’s latest work, ‘Zebra Crossing.’ In this episode, Britt Lawton from David Krut Projects spoke to illustrator, artist and graphic novelist Zhi Zulu about her latest artwork ‘Zebra Crossing’- the result of a […]

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INSTRUCTION Performances by João Orecchia

David Krut Projects was pleased to open Instruction on 14 May 2019 at 142A Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood, Johannesburg. Instruction was the first solo project by João Renato Orecchia Zúñiga; a visual exploration of a playful and intuitive working process with sound and music. Orecchia finds ways of charting sonic movements and translations onto paper, developing […]

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David Krut Podcast | Artist Series E28: Paul Senyol – Markers

In this episode, Britt Lawton from the David Krut Gallery sat down to speak to self-taught artist Paul Senyol the day of his opening for Markers – a solo showcase done in collaboration with Paul Senyol and his representing gallery Salon91, Cape Town. Paul Senyol is an abstract painter who reflects the details of everyday […]

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JOÃO RENATO ORECCHIA ZÚÑIGA Abroad

Orecchia is now travelling internationally to perform his compositions with The Blind Mass Orchestra during the Holland Festival 2019 in Amsterdam. William Kentridge and Faustin Linyekula are also taking part in the festival as associate artists. As an introduction, William Kentridge will be on stage with his lecture-performance Defence of the Less Good Idea, an ode to deviating from an […]

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