You know what happens when artists find a place to get together, show art and appreciate it?  Something as beautiful as the William Kentridge exhibit comes out of it as it happened at VIVIANEART. The gallery is currently presenting the great print works of internationally-renowned South African artist, William Kentridge (hence, the exhibit name), in an exclusive exhibition for us right here in YYC.

For the uninitiated, William Kentridge is a great artist and a man of many talents. His prints, drawings, animated films, theatre designs and even his performances (yes, he’s a performance artist too) have been widely appreciated on international platforms. And thanks to VIVIANEART, Calgarians can now view his work IRL. How cool is that, eh? 

This particular exhibit focuses on Kentridge’s prints and showcases his works past as well as recent. You’ll find prints from the artist’s 2007 series, L’Inesorabile Avanzata and also from two of his recent series- Studio Life, 2021 and Eight Vessels, 2021.

The highlight of the exhibition, however, has to be Lampedusa, the iconic piece from William’s 2016 Triumphs and Laments woodcut series which features the back of a grieving figure. The series itself was inspired by one of his more popular installations from 2016, The Triumphs and Laments of Rome.


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The William Kentridge exhibition opened on October 23 and will run all the way through December 19, meaning you still have a few weeks to jump on this exclusive opportunity. Do it while you still can!

Wait, there’s more good news coming your way.

VIVIANEART is known to bring together and celebrate great contemporary works by famed artists and those at the beginning of their careers. True to its motto of giving emerging artists and new graduates within the local Calgary community a platform to showcase their work, the gallery proudly announces its 8th edition of the “HAND PIC’D” exhibition. This show is curated by Jenna Klein-Waller and opens on January 7th, 2022. 

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As most artists and art enthusiasts would agree, nothing compares to the experience of standing in the presence of great art. But for some reason, if an in-person visit seems implausible for you, VIVIANEART has you covered with their virtual tours. 

The gallery will also be presenting a virtual booth of works in the upcoming Papier Art Fair (Montreal), from November 26th to November 28th.

The VIVIANEART website is also a true gold mine with exhibit sneak peeks, conversations with artists and a lot more. See for yourself! 


Where: 1018 9 Ave SE