Artist William Kentridge and Jane Taylor on Virtues of Bastardy: Neubauer Collegium event

When: Friday, October 4, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Where: Regenstein Library, Room 122A-B
1100 East 57th Street, Chicago, IL
“Virtues of Bastardy: Mixed metaphors and collaborations in the studio”

As part of its official launch, the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society at the University of Chicago welcomes acclaimed South African artist William Kentridge and South African writer, curator, and scholar Jane Taylor.

David Nirenberg, the Deborah R. and Edgar D. Jannotta Professor of Medieval History and Social Thought, and founding director of the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society will act as moderator for the program.

Reception immediately to follow the program.

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William Kentridge’s work has been seen in museums and galleries around the world since the 1990s. This September, Kentridge directs Shostakovich’s The Nose at The New York Metropolitan Opera, where it returns after its inaugural run in 2010. In 2010, Kentridge received the Kyoto Prize in recognition of his contributions in the field of arts and philosophy. In 2011, he was elected as an Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, received the degree of Doctor of Literature honoris causa from the University of London, was awarded the Dan David Prize by Tel Aviv University, and was named as Commandeur des Arts et Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication. 

Jane Taylor has a particular interest in Theatre Arts. She has worked with William Kentridge on several projects for the past three decades, including curating his work in exhibitions. For the past decade Taylor has been a regular Visiting Professor at the University of Chicago in the Department of English, and has been Visiting Schaffner Professor at the Franke Institute.

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