William Kentridge’s Tapestries

Espagne ancienne by William Kentridge (thumbnail) At the Philadelphia Museum of Art until April 6, an exhibition of tapestries by the major South African artist, William Kentridge. The Porter tapestries “stem from a series of drawings in which he conjured shadowy figures from ripped construction paper and collaged them onto the web-like background of nineteenth-century atlas maps.” The Philadelphia Inquirer has more; the reviewer explores why they were done as tapestries, with the final products woven from mohair by weavers at the Stephens Tapestry Studio. A book is also available.