Park Avenue Armory

Artist Talk: The Head & the Load





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Streamed live on Dec 6, 2018

Artist William Kentridge and his fellow collaborators Philip Miller and Thuthuka Sibisi discuss the political context of their latest work and the process behind mounting it in an unconventional space with Dr. Augustus Casely-Hayford, Director of the Smithsonian, National Museum of African Art.

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The Head & the Load
December 4–15, 2018

About The Head & the Load:
Renowned South African artist William Kentridge synthesizes elements of his practice to conjure his grandest and most ambitious production to date, commissioned by the Armory. The large-scale new work expressively speaks to the nearly two million African porters and carriers used by the British, French, and Germans who bore the brunt of the casualties during the First World War in Africa and the historical significance of this story as yet left largely untold.


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