Print of the Month | December 2019 | Zhi Zulu

It is well known that Zebras have stripes to confuse their predators. Zhi Zulu’s pink Zebra in her work Zebra Crossing, 2019 however, seems to have been confused by it’s own tactics having taken the city’s notion of a Zebra crossing a bit too literally and winding up perplexed by it’s inner city surroundings, munching […]

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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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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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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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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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David Krut Podcast | David Krut & Jillian Ross on collaborating with William Kentridge

In this episode, David Krut is in conversation with master printer Jillian Ross about the origins and working process of the Triumphs & Laments Woodcuts Series, as well as what to expect in a new showcase at the David Krut Gallery titled ‘William Kentridge: 27 Years of Collaboration.’ They also touch on an upcoming presentation […]

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David Krut Podcast | Stephen Hobbs in conversation with Jacqueline Flint

EPISODE DESCRIPTION In this episode, artist Stephen Hobbs and writer Jacqueline Flint have a conversation about Stephen’s latest exhibition at David Krut Projects titled Body Parts (July – August 2019). The conversation took place at the David Krut Gallery – 142 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood, Johannesburg. The two talk about where Hobbs draws his inspiration […]

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