William Kentridge, Portage, 2000

Images of William Kentridge, Portage

  • A yellowed dictionary page partly obscured by black paper roughly cut and assembled to depict a man walking, hunched over, and carrying an enormous load on his back
  • Two yellowed dictionary pages partly obscured by black paper roughly cut and assembled to depict two people walking while carrying a reclining person on a stiff board
  • Four black humanoid silhouettes are superimposed over the open pages of what appears to be a French dictionary or encyclopedia.
  • Two black humanoid silhouettes are superimposed over the open pages of what appears to be a French dictionary or encyclopedia.
  • Three black humanoid silhouettes are superimposed over the open pages of what appears to be a French dictionary or encyclopedia.
  • Five black humanoid silhouettes carrying ambiguous objects are superimposed over the open pages of what appears to be a French dictionary or encyclopedia.
  • A black humanoid silhouette fleeing from a silhouetted cat is superimposed over the open pages of what appears to be a French dictionary or encyclopedia.
  • Nine black humanoid silhouettes are superimposed over the open pages of what appears to be a French dictionary or encyclopedia.
  • Three black humanoid silhouettes are superimposed over the open pages of what appears to be a French dictionary or encyclopedia.
A yellowed dictionary page partly obscured by black paper roughly cut and assembled to depict a man walking, hunched over, and carrying an enormous load on his back
William Kentridge, South African, b. 1955
Portage, 2000
Chine colle of black carson paper on pages of Le Nouveau Larousse encyclopedia circa 1906 and colored pencil
17 parts, 10 1/4 × 5 1/4 in. (26 × 13.3 cm) to 10 1/4 × 18 3/4 in.; (26 × 47.6 cm)
Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Gift of the artist, 2003.12.a-q
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Two yellowed dictionary pages partly obscured by black paper roughly cut and assembled to depict two people walking while carrying a reclining person on a stiff board
William Kentridge, South African, b. 1955
Portage, 2000
Chine colle of black carson paper on pages of Le Nouveau Larousse encyclopedia circa 1906 and colored pencil
17 parts, 10 1/4 × 5 1/4 in. (26 × 13.3 cm) to 10 1/4 × 18 3/4 in.; (26 × 47.6 cm)
Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Gift of the artist, 2003.12.a-q
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Four black humanoid silhouettes are superimposed over the open pages of what appears to be a French dictionary or encyclopedia.
William Kentridge, South African, b. 1955
Portage, 2000
Chine colle of black carson paper on pages of Le Nouveau Larousse encyclopedia circa 1906 and colored pencil
17 parts, 10 1/4 × 5 1/4 in. (26 × 13.3 cm) to 10 1/4 × 18 3/4 in.; (26 × 47.6 cm)
Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Gift of the artist, 2003.12.a-q
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Two black humanoid silhouettes are superimposed over the open pages of what appears to be a French dictionary or encyclopedia.
William Kentridge, South African, b. 1955
Portage, 2000
Chine colle of black carson paper on pages of Le Nouveau Larousse encyclopedia circa 1906 and colored pencil
17 parts, 10 1/4 × 5 1/4 in. (26 × 13.3 cm) to 10 1/4 × 18 3/4 in.; (26 × 47.6 cm)
Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Gift of the artist, 2003.12.a-q
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Three black humanoid silhouettes are superimposed over the open pages of what appears to be a French dictionary or encyclopedia.
William Kentridge, South African, b. 1955
Portage, 2000
Chine colle of black carson paper on pages of Le Nouveau Larousse encyclopedia circa 1906 and colored pencil
17 parts, 10 1/4 × 5 1/4 in. (26 × 13.3 cm) to 10 1/4 × 18 3/4 in.; (26 × 47.6 cm)
Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Gift of the artist, 2003.12.a-q
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Five black humanoid silhouettes carrying ambiguous objects are superimposed over the open pages of what appears to be a French dictionary or encyclopedia.
William Kentridge, South African, b. 1955
Portage, 2000
Chine colle of black carson paper on pages of Le Nouveau Larousse encyclopedia circa 1906 and colored pencil
17 parts, 10 1/4 × 5 1/4 in. (26 × 13.3 cm) to 10 1/4 × 18 3/4 in.; (26 × 47.6 cm)
Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Gift of the artist, 2003.12.a-q
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
A black humanoid silhouette fleeing from a silhouetted cat is superimposed over the open pages of what appears to be a French dictionary or encyclopedia.
William Kentridge, South African, b. 1955
Portage, 2000
Chine colle of black carson paper on pages of Le Nouveau Larousse encyclopedia circa 1906 and colored pencil
17 parts, 10 1/4 × 5 1/4 in. (26 × 13.3 cm) to 10 1/4 × 18 3/4 in.; (26 × 47.6 cm)
Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Gift of the artist, 2003.12.a-q
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Nine black humanoid silhouettes are superimposed over the open pages of what appears to be a French dictionary or encyclopedia.
William Kentridge, South African, b. 1955
Portage, 2000
Chine colle of black carson paper on pages of Le Nouveau Larousse encyclopedia circa 1906 and colored pencil
17 parts, 10 1/4 × 5 1/4 in. (26 × 13.3 cm) to 10 1/4 × 18 3/4 in.; (26 × 47.6 cm)
Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Gift of the artist, 2003.12.a-q
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Three black humanoid silhouettes are superimposed over the open pages of what appears to be a French dictionary or encyclopedia.
William Kentridge, South African, b. 1955
Portage, 2000
Chine colle of black carson paper on pages of Le Nouveau Larousse encyclopedia circa 1906 and colored pencil
17 parts, 10 1/4 × 5 1/4 in. (26 × 13.3 cm) to 10 1/4 × 18 3/4 in.; (26 × 47.6 cm)
Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Gift of the artist, 2003.12.a-q
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago