Until 30 In November, the Parisian Marian Goodman Gallery hosts the exhibition “Finally Memory Yields”, with large drawings of Chinese trees by William Kentridge and his latest film “Sibyl”, in which he examines fate. On the occasion of the exhibition, the well-known South African artist in our country spoke to Artnet News.

He is not able to say what the title is about of the exhibition “Memory finally gives up”. Does not know. And for that reason he chose him. “Does it mean that your memory stops working or that it surrenders? Or does it have to do with what the memory suppresses and what it reveals to be inside? »

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Commented on the remark that both in the report and in its title the idea of ​​release returns, emphasizing: “It has to do with letting things take shape them – I'm not entirely sure why all these trees are painted. In a sense, they are long-term self-portraits. I read somewhere a description of death, according to which we all within us grow the tree of our death. It begins to grow with what we are born with and we must hope that we will live long enough for this tree to become a big, beautiful, strong tree before it penetrates us “.

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The works on display and the film raise issues of fate and our desire to know what we will become. “The idea that if you are in the Western World you have secured a calm, long life, untouched by sudden disasters… COVID – 18 for sure has shown that the sudden and violent end is a daily possibility. “Whatever wealth you have, whatever private bodyguards you have, you remain vulnerable,” said William Kentridge.

– 24 is that claims with certainty of authority about how the world works have a very solid basis. The issue of uncertainty, ambiguity and doubt is the background of what happens in the studio whether you are a writer, singer or artist. In my film (s.s. “Sibyl”), this is the condition of the world we are in – what we do not know “he added.

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