“Kentridge’s work is often imbued with dreamy, lyrical undertones or comedic bits of self-deprecation”
Published to coincide with the exhibition ‘More Sweetly Play the Dance’ at Marian Goodman Gallery, New York.
Dealing with subjects as sobering as apartheid, colonialism, and totalitarianism, Kentridge’s work is often imbued with dreamy, lyrical undertones or comedic bits of self-deprecation that render his powerful messages both alluring and ambivalent. Combining the political with the poetic and best known for animated films based on charcoal drawings, he also works in prints, books, collage, sculpture, and the performing arts.
The exhibition ’More Sweetly Play the Dance' is an eight-screen danse macabre, reminding one of the medieval tradition summoning diverse vestiges of humanity in the paradox of revelry and mourning.