For the exhibition 'Streets of the City (and other tapestries)', in the large reception room that contains the famous d'Avalos tapestries, in National Museum of Copodimonte in Naples, William Kentridge placed eleven newly made monumental tapestries, sketches and drawings on original documents and maps of the Kingdom of Naples and small sculptures in bronze, all designed especially for the exhibition. The works are linked to the series of the 'Horse' and 'Nose' tapestries, the ideal continuation of the Porter Series, a group of smaller works which present a procession of shadows projected onto maps, made by the artist beginning in 2001. This book catalogues these incredible works. Since 1997 many solo exhibitions of the work of William Kentridge (Johannesburg, 1955) have been held in museums and galleries throughout the world, beginning with the MCA in San Diego (1998) and the Museum of Modern Art in New York (1999). In 1998 the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels presented an anthological exhibition of his works that moved to other European museums between 1998 and 1999. A retrospective of his works, curated by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, was held in the rooms of the Castello di Rivoli in 2004 and in many other museums in Europe, Canada, and South Africa. 2009 marked the start of a large new travelling exhibition beginning in San Francisco and then moving to various museums in Texas, Florida, MoMA in New York, before being transferred to Europe.
Publisher: Mondadori Electa
Number of pages: 144
Weight: 1379 g
Dimensions: 290 x 270 x 20 mm
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