Pocket cinema: William Kentridge

November 18, 2009

South African artist William Kentridge is an animator that definitely needs to be in Pocket cinema… His monochrome animations became part of classics, although created during nineties…

kentridge2.jpgWilliam Kentridge

William Kentridge studied at the Johannesburg Art Foundation and the Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris. He was a founding member of the Free Filmmakers Co-operative in 1988. In 1998, a major retrospective exhibition opened at the Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels. A second exhibition, co-organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, took place in 2001.

Kentridge has participated in a number of international biennales and in Documenta X (1997) and XI (2002). He has been the recipient of numerous prizes including the Kaiserring Prize (2003), the Carnegie Prize, the Carnegie International (2000), Standard Bank Young Artist Award (1987), and the Red Ribbon Award for Short Fiction (1982).He is mostly known for his chiaroscuro animated films. (Taken from: williamkentridge.net)

His films are about political struggle in Africa, the abuse of human rights. He uses hand made drawings to create stop motion style animations. Stunning and sad, ironic and deep…

Johannesburg: 2nd Greatest City After Paris (1989)

Monument (1990)

Mine (1991)

Sobriety, Obesity& growing old (1991)

Felix in Exile (1994)

History of Main Complaint (1996)

Weighing and Wanting (1998)

Stereoscope (1999)

Automatic Writing (2003)


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