South Africa’s William Kentridge @ The Henry Art Gallery!

I went to the Henry Art Gallery today with no expectations and was blown away by the William Kentridge exhibit. A South African native that has achieved world-class fame for his drawings, installations, performance arts, animations, and more, Kentridge currently has a body of work on display at the Henry until May 3rd. Included in the exhibit are dozens of black and white charcoal drawings, brilliant stereoscopic images, and mind-blowing animations based off of his charcoal drawings.

While the above bootlegged example (we do not condone bootlegging videos, however) is not one of the animations on display at the Henry, it essentially captures the spirit and gives you an idea of what you can expect. Go to the Henry and be prepared to be amazed by just what one man can do with charcoals.

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Vee Hua 華婷婷

Vee Hua 華婷婷 (they/them) is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer with semi-nomadic tendencies. Much of their work unifies their metaphysical interests with their belief that art can positively transform the self and society. They are the Editor-in-Chief of REDEFINE, Interim Managing Editor of South Seattle Emerald, and Co-Chair of the Seattle Arts Commission. They also previously served as the Executive Director of the interdisciplinary community hub, Northwest Film Forum, where they played a key role in making the space more welcoming and accessible for diverse audiences.

Vee has two narrative short films. Searching Skies (2017) touches on Syrian refugee resettlement in the United States; with it, they helped co-organize The Seventh Art Stand, a national film and civil rights discussion series against Islamophobia. Reckless Spirits (2022) is a metaphysical, multi-lingual POC buddy comedy for a bleak new era, in anticipation of a feature-length project.

Vee is passionate about cultural space, the environment, and finding ways to covertly and overtly disrupt oppressive structures. They also regularly share observational human stories through their storytelling newsletter, RAMBLIN’ WITH VEE!, and are pursuing a Master’s in Tribal Resource and Environmental Stewardship under the Native American Studies Department at the University of Minnesota.

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[…] we got into U-District and made it to the Henry Art Gallery, where William Kentridge has some cool installation work on view. Then we shot darts at this one exhibit that has a bunch of dart boards and a bunch of darts. We […]

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