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Lecture – Jane Taylor on William Kentridge
Lecture - Jane Taylor on William Kentridge
WhenTuesday, Mar 6, 2018, 6 p.m.
Campus locationArt Building (ART)
Campus roomRoom 327/329
Event typesLectures/Seminars
Event sponsorsDivision of Arts, College of Arts & Sciences
School of Art + Art History + Design
Simpson Center for the Humanities

On Being Led by the Nose:
William Kentridge and the Arts in an Age of Tyranny

Jane Taylor has collaborated with artist/director William Kentridge on several occasions. This talk draws on her recent monograph exploring Kentridge’s studio practice while considering the politics of his aesthetics and the aesthetics of his politics. In opening up this terrain, Taylor will reflect on the impact of Soviet Realist art in South Africa while analyzing Stalin’s significance for the oeuvre of Shostakovich, whose opera, The Nose, Kentridge directed for the Metropolitan Opera in 2010.

Jane Taylor is the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Chair in Aesthetic Theory and Material Performance at University of Western Cape in South Africa.

William Kentridge, pen and ink drawing from the Everyone Their Own Projector series, 2008.

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