Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Exhibition Review: A Universal Archive

I recently went to an exhibition at QUAD Derby called 'A Universal Archive: William Kentridge as Printmaker.' Unfortunately the exhibition was only in place for one month at this venue.

In a nutshell William Kentridge is a South African based artist who is very well known for his prints, drawings and animated films. Over the past 25 years he has created over 400 prints including etching, engravings, silk-screen, lino cuts etc and often combining the different techniques.

This major exhibition includes 100 prints in all media, from 1988 to the present, focusing on experimental and serial works.  His distinctive use of light and shadow and silhouettes, his concern with memory and perspective, and his absorption in literary texts, are all strongly in evidence. - See more at: http://www.derbyquad.co.uk/exhibition/universal-archive-william-kentridge-printmaker-0#sthash.je8FcmFO.dpuf
This major exhibition includes 100 prints in all media, from 1988 to the present, focusing on experimental and serial works.  His distinctive use of light and shadow and silhouettes, his concern with memory and perspective, and his absorption in literary texts, are all strongly in evidence. - See more at: http://www.derbyquad.co.uk/exhibition/universal-archive-william-kentridge-printmaker-0#sthash.je8FcmFO.dpuf
This major exhibition includes 100 prints in all media, from 1988 to the present, focusing on experimental and serial works.  His distinctive use of light and shadow and silhouettes, his concern with memory and perspective, and his absorption in literary texts, are all strongly in evidence. - See more at: http://www.derbyquad.co.uk/exhibition/universal-archive-william-kentridge-printmaker-0#sthash.je8FcmFO.dpuf
"This major exhibition includes 100 prints in all media, from 1988 to the present, focusing on experimental and serial works.  His distinctive use of light and shadow and silhouettes, his concern with memory and perspective, and his absorption in literary texts, are all strongly in evidence."

*Quoted from QUAD Derby website. 


I thoroughly enjoyed the exhibition. There was such a variety of work shown from this single artist alone, every single print was unique in it's own way.





 Terminal Hurt Terminal Longing - Chine CollĂ©

 Adaptability Compliance Silence - Chine CollĂ©

Telephone Lady - Linocut on paper and canvas
 Zeno II (Part of a collection of 7 prints) Photogravure Plates and Drypoint

 Ubu Tells the Truth - Etching with soft ground, Aquatint and Drypoint

Universal Archive Cat
Assemblage A, B, C and D - Linocuts
This major exhibition includes 100 prints in all media, from 1988 to the present, focusing on experimental and serial works.  His distinctive use of light and shadow and silhouettes, his concern with memory and perspective, and his absorption in literary texts, are all strongly in evidence. - See more at: http://www.derbyquad.co.uk/exhibition/universal-archive-william-kentridge-printmaker-0#sthash.je8FcmFO.dpuf
This major exhibition includes 100 prints in all media, from 1988 to the present, focusing on experimental and serial works.  His distinctive use of light and shadow and silhouettes, his concern with memory and perspective, and his absorption in literary texts, are all strongly in evidence. - See more at: http://www.derbyquad.co.uk/exhibition/universal-archive-william-kentridge-printmaker-0#sthash.je8FcmFO.dpufvsda
This major exhibition includes 100 prints in all media, from 1988 to the present, focusing on experimental and serial works.  His distinctive use of light and shadow and silhouettes, his concern with memory and perspective, and his absorption in literary texts, are all strongly in evidence. - See more at: http://www.derbyquad.co.uk/exhibition/universal-archive-william-kentridge-printmaker-0#sthash.je8FcmFO.dpuf
This major exhibition includes 100 prints in all media, from 1988 to the present, focusing on experimental and serial works.  His distinctive use of light and shadow and silhouettes, his concern with memory and perspective, and his absorption in literary texts, are all strongly in evidence. - See more at: http://www.derbyquad.co.uk/exhibition/universal-archive-william-kentridge-printmaker-0#sthash.je8FcmFO.dpuf
This major exhibition includes 100 prints in all media, from 1988 to the present, focusing on experimental and serial works.  His distinctive use of light and shadow and silhouettes, his concern with memory and perspective, and his absorption in literary texts, are all strongly in evidence. - See more at: http://www.derbyquad.co.uk/exhibition/universal-archive-william-kentridge-printmaker-0#sthash.je8FcmFO.dpuf
This major exhibition includes 100 prints in all media, from 1988 to the present, focusing on experimental and serial works.  His distinctive use of light and shadow and silhouettes, his concern with memory and perspective, and his absorption in literary texts, are all strongly in evidence. - See more at: http://www.derbyquad.co.uk/exhibition/universal-archive-william-kentridge-printmaker-0#sthash.je8FcmFO.dpuf
This major exhibition includes 100 prints in all media, from 1988 to the present, focusing on experimental and serial works.  His distinctive use of light and shadow and silhouettes, his concern with memory and perspective, and his absorption in literary texts, are all strongly in evidence. - See more at: http://www.derbyquad.co.uk/exhibition/universal-archive-william-kentridge-printmaker-0#sthash.je8FcmFO.dpuf
This major exhibition includes 100 prints in all media, from 1988 to the present, focusing on experimental and serial works.  His distinctive use of light and shadow and silhouettes, his concern with memory and perspective, and his absorption in literary texts, are all strongly in evidence. - See more at: http://www.derbyquad.co.uk/exhibition/universal-archive-william-kentridge-printmaker-0#sthash.je8FcmFO.dpuf

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