William Kentridge

19th October 2015

http://mariangoodman.com/artist/william-kentridge

William Kentridge

Born 1955 in Johannesburg and lives and works there.

William Kentridge is a South African artist best known for his prints, drawings, and animated films. These are constructed by filming a drawing, making erasures and changes, and filming it again. Wikipedia

 

19th October 2015

http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/exhibitions/964

This large-scale exhibition surveys nearly three decades of work by William Kentridge (b. 1955, South Africa), a remarkably versatile artist whose work combines the political with the poetic. Dealing with subjects as sobering as apartheid, colonialism, and totalitarianism, his work is often imbued with dreamy, lyrical undertones or comedic bits of self-deprecation that render his powerful messages both alluring and ambivalent. Best known for animated films based on charcoal drawings, he also works in prints, books, collage, sculpture, and the performing arts. This exhibition explores five primary themes in Kentridge’s art from the 1980s to the present, and underscores the inter­relatedness of his mediums and disciplines, particularly through a selection of works from the Museum’s collection. Included are works related to the artist’s staging and design of Dmitri Shostakovich’s The Nose,which premieres at New York’s Metropolitan Opera in March 2010.

 

His work seen in person conveys the power of his drawings and films far more than viewing via the internet.  See further notes  under Exhibition Visits.  Amazing scale to his drawings and wonderful story telling in his films.  Magical.

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