This research aims to review the prints by South African artist William Kentridge created with reference to historical events resulting from the destructive impacts of colonialism and totalitarianism in terms of the concept of memory. Kentridge shows the social dynamics of the era by blending various disciplines from drawings and opera to films and printmaking together in his production process. As transforming the geography and the era in which he lived into creativity through his inherent perspective, Kentridge also offers the viewer an aspect on the recent history. In the research, it will be analyzed the distinctive interpretations that Kentridge brings to printmaking techniques, as well as his characteristic nature and the social and personal touches left by the era he lived in. In this context, many events recorded or not recorded by the history will be interpreted with an artistic perspective in the artworks that the artist created on the basis of the concept of memory.
Keywords: Printmaking, memory, film, William Kentridge