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30 May 2019 16:30 GMT

Kentridge (William)

THE REFUSAL OF TIME. (Signed by the artist)

Published: Editions, Zavier Barral, Paris, 2012

Edition: First Edition

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Text by Peter Galison, Philip Miller, Catherine Meyburgh and Dada Masilo.

First edition : unpgainated, illustrated throughout in colour and black and white plates, several pamphlets bound into the text, as well as a pamphlet on this book in a pocket at the back of the book, beige oatmeal cloth, a fine copy.

Signed by William Kentridge on the half title page and dated Cape Town Feb 2015.

The installation-performance entitled The Refusal of Time by South African artist William Kentridge was created out of his encounter with composer Philip Miller and through a series of exchanges with science historian Peter Galison. The Refusal of Time combines music, readings, dance, chants, videos, drawings and performance and brings Kentridge’s questioning of the notion of time to the stage. Echoing this theatrical performance that is constantly evolving, the book is a mise en abyme: it presents highlights from the show, drawings that were especially produced by the artist for the book, many sketches and study notebooks, all of the texts read during the performance, as well as interviews with Peter Galison and images from the workshop. A scrapbook of The Refusal of Time, this artist’s book can be seen as a work in progress, immersing the reader in the heart of William Kentridge’s creative process.

  • Overall Condition: A Fine Copy
  • Size: 4to (320 x240mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Paul Mills
  • Country: South Africa
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