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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Winter Files, 2019

Maja Maljević’s latest exhibition, The Silence of the Change, has just opened at David Krut Projects, New York, featuring a selection of work from the Winter Files series that was created in collaboration with the David Krut Workshop in Johannesburg earlier this year.  Winter Files marks a breakthrough in Maljević’s relationship with printmaking, prompted by […]

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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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Little Impressions – Play Africa Kids Workshop Sept 2019

Play Africa and the David Krut Workshop recently collaborated for a day of introducing children to printmaking. The morning was spent with a group of children aged 6-8 years old who came from Sigiya Sonke Dance Group in Alexandra. For the afternoon session, public from the inner city and beyond were invited to participate. They […]

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Sthenjwa Luthuli – ‘Future Mirror’, 2019

Future Mirror, 2019 is the exquisite product of Luthuli’s recent collaboration with the David Krut Workshop for LATITUDES Limited. LATITUDES Limited is a special limited edition set of fine art silkscreen prints made by 5 artists in collaboration with the David Krut Workshop, and Master Printer Jillian Ross and Printer Roxy Kaczmarek for the Latitudes […]

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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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Adejoke Tugbiyele, Woman Dignity, 2019

Tugbiyele is a talented, award-winning international visual artist, sculptor, filmmaker, writer, activist and Fulbright scholar. Born in Brooklyn but of Nigerian descent, Adejoke has a Masters in Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art.She has exhibited at The Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, The Brooklyn Museum, Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian […]

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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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Print of the Month | Sept 2019 | by João Renato Orecchia Zúñiga

Text by Hagen Gersie Have you ever tried to visualise music? It is an arduous task, but one that João Renato Orecchia Zúñiga set out to achieve. Printmaking is not a typical field for the Peruvian-Italian Brooklyn-born and Johannesburg-based artist, composer and maker of physical and virtual “things”, who is usually occupied with sound, space […]

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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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Print of the Month | July/August | David Koloane | “Power 1”

David Krut Workshop’s July/August print of the month commemorates the late David Koloane (1938 -2019). The influential artist’s work looks with a lively and perceptive eye at the bustling urban environment with a particular focus on the complexities of the South African urban landscape.  Koloane’s work is often recurring and commonly depicts township scenes, dogs, […]

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Sneak Peak – Maja Maljević in the Workshop

This past July has seen artist Maja Maljevic hard at work at the David Krut Workshop. The teams flurry of printing activity is in preparation of her upcoming solo project in New York in October. Maljevic has been working with Master Printer Jillian Ross and the workshop team to produce a new series of mixed […]

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João Renato Orecchia Zúñiga new editions 2019

João Renato Orecchia Zúñiga is a Peruvian Italian Brooklyn-born Johannesburg based artist, composer and maker of physical and virtual “things” that play with reality by deconstructing it, shifting expectations of standard uses or purposes of objects and processes. Orecchia began collaborating with Master Printer Jillian Ross in March 2018 with their shared enthusiasm to experiment […]

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Zhi Zulu collaborates with the David Krut Workshop

I am Zhi Zulu. I’m a 23-year-old, Gold craft Loerie award-winning illustrator from the beautiful city of Johannesburg. I love to tell stories through illustration. I just completed a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Visual Communication at the Open Window Institute. I have worked previously as a graphic designer and illustrator. I am currently the sole-owner of a […]

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William Kentridge’s ‘A Poem is not your Own’ features the Triumphs and Laments Woodcut series, Kunst Museum, Basel

“Designed in close consultation with the artist, the exhibition showcases early graphic art and films from the 1980s and 1990s as well as examples of Kentridge’s more recent output, including the first adaptations for museum presentation of elements from The Head & The Load, which premiered at the Tate Modern, London, in the summer of […]

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Print of the Month June | Mongezi Ncaphayi | ‘Rejoice’ 2017

Rejoice is 1 of 4 prints, in a series of predominantly water colour monotype prints combined with momentary water based Woody crayon marks. Mongezi Ncaphayi first collaborated with David Krut Workshop (DKW) in 2013, he was the recipient of the Gerard Sekoto Award and Absa L’Atelier Awards in the same year. He has also recently […]

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‘Instruction’ Kids Workshop with João Orecchia

Artist Joao Renato Orecchia Zuniga’s exhibition ‘Instruction‘ is a visual exploration of a playful and intuitive working process with sound and music. Orecchia and the David Krut Workshop opened up this process to children through two Kids Workshops. The 2 hour workshop (for children aged 6-12yrs) began with stamp making, the group cut shapes and stuck […]

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Print Workshop – A Week in Pictures, 5 April 2019

William Kentridge was in the workshop this week to add to the second part of the large-scale woodcut Leaning on Air. He has been tearing and pinning pieces onto the print to indicate carving and where to place torn collage pieces. The team is now busy tracing these indicated areas, carving and proofing them. Jillian […]

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