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 The Magic Flute, in which the rhino plays a central role via on-stage projections.

Listening Time | 15 Minutes

1. Extract from ‘I am the Bird Catcher’, essay by Kate McCrickard, in William Kentrige: Flute – p150

The book, William Kentridge: Flute, published by David Krut Publishing in 2006 traces the creative project of Kentridge’s production of the opera.

2. Extract from Double Vision: Albrecht Dürer / William Kentridge – ‘Transformations of the Rhinoceros’ – pp88-89

Double Vision: Albrecht Dürer / William Kentridge is the catalogue that was produced to accompany an exhibition of the same name, which had the ambitious plan to simultaneously investigate the work of Albrecht Dürer and William Kentridge, and their approaches to printmaking.

William Kentridge: 27 Years of Collaboration is the current exhibition at David Krut Projects and has been extended until November 9 2019.

The David Krut Podcast is a production of David Krut Projects. Produced and edited by Hagen Gersie, research and curation of text by Jacqueline Flint. Hosted by Britt Lawton.

Listening Time | 15 Minutes