• Issue
  • May 01, 2022

Hong Kong: William Kentridge

WILLIAM KENTRIDGE, Weigh All Tears, 2021, oil, pencil, poster paint, and collage on canvas, three parts, each 200 × 200 cm. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth, Hong Kong.

The heaviest things we carry are often weightless. Informed by South Africa’s sociopolitical strife, William Kentridge’s five-decade-long practice imbues material heft to the intangible weight of history, while critiquing notions of certainty and reflecting the human urgency to understand our world.