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William Kentridge

That Which Is Not Drawn

With animation, drawing, cinema, music and theatre, South African artist William Kentridge has built a sprawling work, combining techniques and disciplines. The exhibition is a unique chance to see some of Kentridge’s most iconic works: large-format tapestries and the full series of 11 short animation films, Drawings for Projection. The CCCB is the first place in Europe to premiere Kentridge’s latest film, City Deep.

New Perspectives on Colonial Memory

Moderated by the architect Laida Memba, the historian Gustau Nerín, the researcher Anyely Marín Cisneros, and the anthropologist Andrés Antebi will talk about the memory of Spain’s colonial past and the role in it played by Catalonia.

Kopano Matlwa

South Africa after Apartheid

Kopano Matlwa, a doctor and one of South Africa’s most outstanding young writers, speaks with Xavier Aldekoa, journalist and Africa correspondent, about how the younger generations are dealing with the legacy of apartheid.

Kentridge. That Which is Not Written

Neus Miró | Aída Esther Bueno Sarduy | Lucía Piedra Galarraga | Beatriz Leal Riesco

We invite an art critic, a specialist in contemporary African film, an anthropologist and documentary maker, and a researcher of anti-racist activism to share their insight into William Kentridge.

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Dance activity with the audio description of "More Sweetly Play the Dance" by William Kentridge

The choreographer Maria Magdalena Garzón, together with the blind dancer Natàlia Roig and the musician Jordi Alomar, propose a dance activity around the work of William Kentridge More Sweetly Play the Dance (2015). This activity is in audio format, free and autonomous use and is intended for the visitor to enjoy the installation More Sweetly Play by Dance with the body, from home and without seeing the piece with the eyes. Aimed especially at people with ...

Behrouz Boochani

Take Me to a Beautiful Place

At a time when European Union policies are once again rejecting refugees, the writer and journalist Behrouz Boochani will speak about migration politics on a global scale based on his book No Friend But the Mountains (Raig Verd).

Conversation with Pankaj Mishra

The World Today. Reflections on the Legacy of Imperialism

The writer and essayist Pankaj Mishra, one of the most thought-provoking observers of the contrasts and contradictions between East and West, speaks about the great global political challenges that mark the present.

Maria Campbell

Writing as a Halfbreed

Maria Campbell, Canada’s great indigenous spokesperson and writer, speaks about the present situation of indigenous American communities on the occasion of the first translation into Catalan (Mestissa, Club Editor) and Spanish (Mestiza, Tránsito) of her book Halfbreed....

Of Caves and Sybils. Five insights into William Kentridge

Jordi Costa

Here are five suggested paths to exploring the brilliant universe of the South African artist William Kentridge (Johannesburg, 1955). Kentridge is known for his drawings, films and theatre productions and for the impact his work, which mirrors the political and social changes in South Africa, has had around the world.

Dadaism in William Kentridge

Déborah Camañes

The absurd, the paradox and humour are some of the links between the work of the South African artist and the Dada movement.

Angela Davis

Against racism: a constant fight

A few days before the US presidential elections, Angela Davis, who is widely recognised as one of the great champions of human rights and a prominent opponent of racial discrimination, speaks with Black and Afro-descendant activists about the situation of antiracist protests in the United States and also about the kinds of exclusion that mark the present.

William Kentridge and Nalini Malani

In Praise of Shadow

Coinciding with the two exhibitions in Barcelona devoted to their careers, the South African artist William Kentridge and the Indian artist Nalini Malani talk about the points where their work coincides.