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What are so many Witsies doing at the Centre for the Less Good Idea?

There’s a new place where the arts can mix, try things out and make magic together: The Centre for the Less Good Idea, in Johannesburg’s Maboneng Precinct.

Founded by the artist William Kentridge (BA 1977; Hon DLitt 2004), the incubator space is based on the notion that “in the act of playing with an idea, you can recognise those things you didn’t know in advance but knew somewhere inside of you”. He explains it in this video.

Some other Witsies involved are word curator Lebogang Mashile (BA 2001), theatre curator Khayelihle Dominique Gumede (BADA 2012) and animateur Bronwyn Lace (BAFA 2005).

Kentridge has recently received Spain's Princess of Asturias Award.

William Kentridge in a group of artists at the Centre for the Less Good Idea