No Hesitation is an exhibition by young people inspired by the William Kentridge exhibition Why Should I Hesitate: Putting Drawings To Work.
The purpose of this programme was to expose students of varying ages and from a variety of learning contexts in the greater Cape Town area to the work of William Kentridge on his survey exhibition, Why Should I Hesitate: Putting Drawings To Work, and to encourage creative responses to his work through practical art-making activities.
By developing this programme, CFAE and PCAC aimed to:
Specialist art teachers from the PCAC workshopped different lesson ideas together with Zeitz MOCAA CFAE. The lesson ideas were subsequently refined and developed into a series of creative and thoughtful practical art projects that demonstrates the breadth and depth of the engagement with the William Kentridge exhibition.
Sixteen different school groups from the greater Cape Town area were chosen from the PCAC Schools Programme to visit the Zeitz MOCAA, view the artist’s exhibition, and then respond to particular artworks, themes or mediums that they were exposed to.
Teachers from the Art Centre chose different aspects of William Kentridge’s work as a focus and developed a variety of practical art lessons for the students. While some of the students’ artworks were completed in the CFAE classrooms, the majority of artworks were created in timetabled sessions at the PCAC. The Extra-Mural Department and the High School Visual Art and Design Departments of the PCAC also participated in the programme and produced works for this exhibition.
The projects on display demonstrate an energetic investigation and creative exploration of William Kentridge’s artworks by the art teachers who have planned this varied programme of art lessons. The enjoyment and level of engagement with all of the mediums, themes and subject matter inspired by this acclaimed artist are evident in the way in which students have responded to the creative tasks without hesitation.
Participating Schools and Groups
No Hesitation opened on 20 March 2020 and closes at the end of June 2020*.
*This closing date is subject to change due to the COVID-19 lockdown period
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