Rick Rhodes on William Kentridge
Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015
Barbara Edwards Contemporary, Toronto is pleased to present a talk on William Kentridge and the Universal Archive series by Richard Rhodes, editor of Canadian Art magazine.
As a first-hand witness to one of the twentieth century's most contentious struggles, the dissolution of apartheid, Kentridge's work is imbued with political and social commentary. Best known for his drawings, prints and animated films, Kentridge contrasts old ideals with new desires in post-Apartheid South Africa.
Richard Rhodes has written on art for more than 30 years. In 1983, together with Dyan Marie, he founded C Magazine. Rhodes has served as a curator for both The Power Plant in Toronto and Oakville Galleries. For ten years he created an ongoing series of one-day exhibitions called The News at Five for Art Toronto. As a photographer, he worked with John Bentley Mays to illustrate the City Sites and Material World columns for the Globe and Mail. In 2003 he received the Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts Achievement Award. He lectures frequently on contemporary art and is the author of A First Book of Canadian Art.
This talk promises to offer a point of view reflection on Kentridge's ongoing print series the Universal Archive.