By Cliff Eberly, 2018
"Smoke Ashes Fable" is personally my favorite catalogue to be published and arrive this new year of 2018. Hope and optimism is running high in our society of distress and inequality. Who better to celebrate than William Kentridge. A true man of the world, Kentridge enraptures his audiences with poignant operatic presentations and installations of drawings and animations that capture a universal feeling of truth even if you can't quite put your finger on it when you are in the moment of viewing. During his operas, his onstage energy is so persuasive, there is no questioning his gravitational pull of faith; a desire to learn from him and his messages of peace and the plight of the unrepresented.
With essays by Benjamin H.D. Buchloh, Joseph Leo Koerner, Margaret K. Koerner and Harmon Siegel, we invite you to stop by and peruse "Smoke Ashes Fable" by William Kentridge to delve into the artists ideas on enlightenment and realizing our relationship to it.
Buy it here.