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Kentridge (W.) & Hirson (D.) FOOTNOTES FOR THE PANTHER, conversations between Wiliam Kentridge and Denis Hirson
305pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, Johannesburg, 2017. R480
"In June of 2010, William Kentridge asked Denis Hirson to join him in a public conversation at the opening of "Cinq Thémes", the artist's retrospective at the Jeu du Paume in Paris. So fruitful was this event that the two decided to have further conversations, public and private, whenever the time and the occasion seemed right. Nine engagements followed, allowing them to explore at great length the many issues and themes arising from Kentridge's work." from the back cover

This book includes the ten conversations that took place between June 2010 and May 2015.

Denis Hirson was born in Cambridge, UK, in 1951 and lived in South Africa until the age of twenty-two. He settled in France in 1975, and has worked as an actor and lecturer at the École Polytechnique. His other publications include the novel, "The Dancing and the Death on Lemon Street" and editor of "In the Heart of Shadows: South African poetry 1996-2015".
Graphic artist, filmmaker and theatre artist William Kentridge was born in Johannesburg in 1955, where he still lives and works.
Denis Hirson and William Kentridge have been friends since the 1980s.

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