William Kentridge

William Kentridge

William Kentridge (b. 1955, South Africa) is a revolutionary at heart. His work was criticized by the Apartheid government in his native South Africa, and was also seen as breaking the limits of the artistic spectacle. Kentridge has a clear visual line which also serves as the basis for his stop-motion animation films and collages. This broken line is also the starting point for his sculptures and installations. Points of view and perspective are central to his work in both the technical sense and, even more importantly, with regards to content: for Kentridge perception of reality depends on the angle from which it is viewed. Kentridge’s work has been shown at multiple times at Documenta and the Venice Biennial. In 2010 he received the Kyoto Prize for his contribution to humanity.

Related exhibition: Prima Facie


William Kentridge, Portrait, 2009, Wood and metal clamps

William Kentridge, Shostakovich, 2009, Charcoal on paper framed

William Kentridge, Excuse me, I’ll pay, 2009, Indian ink on paper

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