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City of Moscow (Map: Geodetic Bureau for the planning of the City of Moscow, 1940), 2009

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GAM Galleria d'Arte Moderna
tapestry, mohair wool and embroidery; designed by William Kentridge and woven by Daisies Stephens Weaving Studio

168inch x 158.2inch

No. Elements

Ed. 1/6 + 2 AP

Object Type
tecnica mista
© William Kentridge - Courtesy GAM - Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Torino, Proprietà della Fondazione per l'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT
The Artist
Born in 1955 in Johannesburg to lawyer parents close to the group of anti-apartheid activists, on the paternal side, Kentridge descends from Lithuanian Jews who escaped from the Russian pogroms of the end of the nineteenth century. Despite having belonged to a white and privileged family, he grew up with a profound sensitivity towards human suffering, in particular that inflicted by the segregationist regime. An extraordinary and eclectic artist, he has adopted multiple expressive languages – from drawing to film, from sculpture to theatrical set design – in order to address the themes of social injustice, racism, bourgeois hypocrisy and the long and winding path of reconciliation in South Africa. . [...]
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