WILLIAM KENTRIDGE, being led by the nose

: Taylor (J.)

R 850.00
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163pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, Chicago, 2017


A behind-the-scenes look at William Kentridge's stagings of Dmitri Shostakovich's "The Nose" at the Metropolitan Opera in 2010 and 2013.

"This is an extraordinarily intrepid and lucid book. The fit between Taylor and Kentridge is so invigorating it may as well be unprecedented. Rarely has a major living artist found so engaged and lively a commentator." Garrett Stewart, author of "Closed Circuits: screening narrative surveillance"

"Brave, inventive, and intellectrally exciting, 'William Kentridge' not only reveals the playfulness and rigor of Kentridge's aesthetic processes but manages the rare feat of capturing a certain spirit - one that is normally graspable only when one views a work of art itself or watches a live performance." Jessica Dubow, University of Sheffield

Jane Taylor is the Andrew W. Mellon Chair of Aesthetic Theory and Material Performance at the University of the Western Cape. Her books include "The Transplant Men", "Of Wild Dogs" and "Ubu and the Truth Commission".