William Kentridge. Reserve Army from Little Morals. 1991

William Kentridge Reserve Army from Little Morals 1991

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Kentridge made the portfolio of prints, titled Little Morals, set in Johannesburg, South Africa's first industrial center, as he started work on his film animations for 9 Drawings for Projection (1989-2003). It chronicles the years leading up to the nation's first nonracial democratic election, in 1994. Individual prints allude to the exploitation of land and the displacement of communities and to key events of 1990 in South Africa, including the release of anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela from prison, the lifting of bans on political opposition organizations, and talks between the African National Congress and the government.

Gallery label from William Kentridge: Five Themes, February 24–May 17, 2010.
Medium
One from a portfolio of eight aquatint, drypoint, engraving and etchings
Dimensions
plate: 9 7/16 x 14" (23.9 x 35.5 cm); sheet: 12 15/16 x 17 5/16" (32.8 x 43.9 cm)
Publisher
William Kentridge, Johannesburg
Printer
The Caversham Press, Balgowan, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Edition
45
Credit
Jacqueline Brody Fund and the Anna Marie and Robert F. Shapiro Fund
Object number
283.2004.8
Copyright
© 2021 William Kentridge
Department
Drawings and Prints
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