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William Kentridge: Second-hand Reading

March 14 – November 21, 2020

Boyle Gallery

 

William Kentridge: Second-hand Reading installation view

 

Artist William Kentridge (South African, b. 1955) explores such topics as apartheid and colonialism through his drawings, prints, and films. The flip-book film Second-hand Reading was constructed from the successive filming of drawings on the pages of old books – a second-hand reading of those books. The seven-minute film is an investigation of race relations through an immersive combination of drawings and music, set to a soundtrack of piano and vocals composed by South African anti-apartheid activist/musician Neo Muyanga. Second-hand Reading follows a narrative arc — it starts at the beginning and eventually gets to the end — but it also acknowledges repetition, inconsistency, and illogicality as part of its material.

Video is courtesy of the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York/London/Paris.

 

Funded in part by the Susan B. Moldenhauer FUNd for Contemporary Art, Genesis Alkali, the Wyoming Arts Council through the National Endowment for the Arts and the Wyoming State Legislature.

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Image: Installation of William Kentridge: Second-hand Reading at the UW Art Museum, 2020

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Art Museum

Hours: Tues-Sat: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Extended hours Thursday until 7 p.m.

Closed Sunday & Monday

Admission: Free

Centennial Complex

2111 East Willett Drive

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-6622

Email: uwartmus@uwyo.edu

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