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Virtual Talk: “Finding the Less Good Idea” with William Kentridge

November 8, 2022, 5:00 pm6:00 pm


Seats are sold out to experience the lecture in person. The talk will be livestreamed on Facebook. Follow the Museum to be notified when the livestream begins today at 5 p.m.

The Milwaukee Art Museum, in partnership with the Warehouse Art Museum and The Centre for the Less Good Idea, invites you to experience a dynamic talk by internationally acclaimed South African artist William Kentridge titled Finding the Less Good Idea.

In his talk, Kentridge will discuss his art practice and the philosophies behind his art organization, The Centre for the Less Good Idea. Co-founded in 2016 by William Kentridge and Bronwyn Lace, the Centre supports artists’ experimental, collaborative, and cross-disciplinary projects that explore the “less good idea”—those incidental discoveries that emerge while pursuing an initial concept.



About William Kentridge

Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1955, William Kentridge is best known for his animated films and opera work. A prolific artist, Kentridge also creates linocuts, etchings, monotypes, screen-printed theater posters, charcoal drawings, etchings, lithographs, sculptural objects, and interactive pieces. His art is partially informed by the apartheid in South Africa, which existed until the early 1990s and its continued impact lingers today. Locally, Kentridge’s work has been featured in the Milwaukee Art Museum’s William Kentridge: More Sweetly Play the Dance (2018) and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago’s 2013 exhibition MCA DNA: William Kentridge (2013). The Warehouse Art Museum is currently hosting an installation of Kentridge’s prints, drawings, films, and sculpture titled William Kentridge: See for Yourself.


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