Book Launch: William Kentridge and Warren Siebrits in Conversation at Rand Club

Saturday Aug 13 11:00–13:00       33 Loveday St, City Centre
Join internationally acclaimed South African artist, William Kentridge, and renowned South African art collector and historian, Warren Siebrits, at Rand Club for a conversation about the Kentridge family and their ties to Johannesburg spanning over three generations.

William Kentridge's father, Sir Sydney Kentridge played a leading role in a number of the most significant political trials in the apartheid era, including the Treason Trial of Nelson Mandela and the 1978 inquest into the death of Steve Biko. Kentridge's wife, Felicia Kentridge, was also a leading anti-apartheid lawyer. In addition to what promises to be an enlightening conversation between Siebrits and Kentridge, this event will also see the launch of the deluxe edition of the Domestic Scenes book published by Siebrits and Kentridge. 
Domestic Scenes by William Kentridge and Warren Siebrits
Domestic Scenes by William Kentridge and Warren Siebrits

Domestic Scenes is a series of 54 etchings and aquatints, created by Kentridge in 1980 when he was 25 years old. This book, compiled by Warren Siebrits, is the precursor to a larger ongoing project, namely a catalogue raisonne´ of Kentridge’s prints and posters. The Domestic Scenes etching series presents a range of human interactions in domestic environments and revealing influences from Matisse to Francis Bacon, among others.

This book offers fascinating new commentary from Kentridge on this series of etchings, as he also shares insight on his working methods as well as personal memories of the prints’ subjects and creation. Framed by detailed research by Warren Siebrits, Domestic Scenes provides some of the earliest evidence of the artist “stalking the drawing”: returning to the etching plate time and again to make additions and alterations. The book features 16 cover variations, each with a different tipped-in image from the series.
William Kentridge, James Findlay and Warren Siebrits at Rand Club
William Kentridge, James Findlay and Warren Siebrits at Rand Club
Copies od Domestic Scenes are available for R950 at the James Findlay Gallery at Rand Club. Breakfast and lunch are available at the venue on the day. Booking is essential at



Aug 13 2022 11:00–13:00
Rand Club
33 Loveday St, City Centre

Price/Additional Info

Tickets R150

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