Why Should I Hesitate: Sculpture is now open at Norval Foundation and will present three-dimensional work of William Kentridge from the past 19 years. This is the first exhibition internationally to address Kentridge’s output as a sculptor. 

Covering several bodies of work, and testifying to his longstanding and spontaneous improvisation when handling three-dimensional form, Why Should I Hesitate: Sculpture sees the origins of these works in props from his operas and images from his animations stepping off the stage and out of the screen, confronting us directly at ground level. Why Should I Hesitate: Sculpturealso premieres new works commissioned for the occasion of this special exhibition.

The show is the largest Kentridge exhibition held in Africa in over a decade. The exhibition at Norval Foundation is accompanied by a concurrent exhibition at the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA), entitled: “Why Should I Hesitate: Putting Drawings to Work”.

Exhibition Curators:   Karel Nel, Owen Martin

Curatorial and Public Programme Coordinator: Vicky Lekone

Curatorial and Collections Assistant: Talia Naicker

Technical Assistant: Mervyn van Rooyen

Marketing and Communications Coordinator: Luke de Kock

Graphic Designer: Daniel Rautenbach

Exhibition title:          Why Should I Hesitate: Sculpture

Venue:                         Atrium and Galleries 2-8, Norval Foundation, 4 Steenberg Road, Tokai 

Run dates:                  24 August 2019 – 23 March 2020

Exhibition curators:  Karel Nel, Owen Martin, Talia Naicker, Vicky Lekone

Exhibition title:          Why Should I Hesitate: Putting Drawings To Work

Venue:                         Level 3 Galleries and throughout, Zeitz MOCAA; Silo District, V&A Waterfront

Run dates:                  25 August 2019 – 23 March 2020

Exhibition curators:   Azu Nwagbogu, assisted byTammy Langtry

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