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South African Art: William Kentridge, Vivienne Koorland, Gavin Jantjes.

Philip Dodd is joined by artists William Kentridge, Vivienne Koorland and Gavin Jantjes and Prof Stephen Chan to discuss South Africa's art, from prehistory to the present.

Does art have to reflect politics and history in South Africa? Is it harder to make art now than it was in the past? As exhibitions of South African art open at the British Museum and the Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh and continue at London's Whitechapel Gallery, Philip Dodd discusses the challenges of creating a visual language for a country with the artists William Kentridge, Vivienne Koorland and Gavin Jantjes. Joining them is Professor and historian Stephen Chan from the School of Oriental and African Studies.

South Africa: the art of a nation runs at the British Museum from October 27th - 26th Feb 2017
William Kentridge and Vivienne Koorland: Conversations in letters and lines runs at Edinburgh's Fruitmarket Gallery 19 November 2016 - 19 February 2017
William Kentridge: Thick Time is at the Whitechapel Gallery in London 21 September 2016 - 15 January 2017

William Kentridge's production of Lulu is on at English National Opera from November 9th - 19th and is being broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in the New Year.

Producer: Zahid Warley.

(Image: Willie Bester (born 1956), Transition, painting mixed media, 1994. Private collection. (c) the
artist).

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45 minutes

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Role Contributor
Presenter Philip Dodd
Interviewed Guest William Kentridge
Interviewed Guest Vivienne Koorland
Interviewed Guest Gavin Jantjes
Interviewed Guest Stephen Chan
Producer Zahid Warley

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