Goodman Gallery is pleased to present five tapestries designed by William Kentridge and woven
by the Marguerite Stephens weaving studio. These tapestries, woven in mohair on traditional looms to monumental scale will be on view in the new Goodman Gallery project space, at Arts on Main, downtown Johannesburg, Main Street.
The tapestries on show form part of a larger body of work that are to be exhibited at the Museo di Capodimonte, Naples, Italy, opening November 2009. The tapestries are based on images from The Nose, the opera by Dimitri Shostakovich that William Kentridge will direct for the Metropolitan Opera in New York, opening in 2010.
Kentridge has been hailed as ‘one of the most compelling interdisciplinary artists of our time’ by Dan Cameron, former Chief Curator of the New Museum in New York. Born in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1955, Kentridge has sought, through his films, drawings, sculptures, graphics and music, theatre and opera projects, to come to terms with the fragmented and fractured nature of his home town and country and with broader global divisions.