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William Kentridge

William Kentridge and Nalini Malani in Conversation

In Praise of Shadow

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Coinciding with the two exhibitions in Barcelona devoted to their careers, the South African artist William Kentridge and the Indian artist Nalini Malani talk in this session about the points where their work coincides. Their discussion will be moderated by the cultural journalist Anna Pérez Pagès.

William Kentridge has devoted his work to the recent history of South Africa and the trauma of apartheid. Nalini Malani has focused her work on the situation of women and India’s most dispossessed classes. In this dialogue, Kentridge and Malani, both world-renowned artists, speak about the commitment of art to make traumatic memory visible and the most silenced voices heard. For them, shadow is not the dark face of reality but something that opposes the idea of transparent, immutable truth, and that allows us to glimpse the hidden structures of oppression. Their creations are an exercise in radical imagination and a cry of alarm before the blinding light of progress without memory. How is it possible to make a commitment to memory without ceasing to think about the future? What is the role of art in an uncertain present?

William Kentridge and Nalini Malani will engage in a videoconference that can be followed in the vestibule of the CCCB and via streaming.

William Kentridge’s exhibition “That Which Is Not Drawn” will be open to the public at the CCCB after 9 October and until the 21st of February, and Nalini Malani’s exhibition “You Don't Hear Me” can be seen at the Fundació Joan Miró after 29 November.

Moderators: Anna Pérez Pagès

Participants: Nalini Malani, William Kentridge

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