William Kentridge and Vivienne Koorland Conversations in letters and lines
19 November 2016 – 19 February 2017
An exhibition putting together the work of two of South Africa’s foremost visual artists, William Kentridge (animated film maker, opera director, performer and draughtsman) and Vivienne Koorland (painter, printmaker and maker of objects).
Kentridge and Koorland come from the same generation of South African artists. Born in the 1950s, they first met as university students in the mid-1970s when Kentridge was studying political science at the University of the Witwatersrand and Koorland was studying fine art at the Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town. They have been talking about art ever since. This exhibition foregrounds a friendship of nearly forty years and a dialogue which has been mutually enriching as the practice of each has informed that of the other.