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Kentridge, William 1955-

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Art:21 : art in the twenty-first century( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through in-depth profiles and dynamic behind-the-scenes footage featuring artists speaking directly about their inspirations and ideas, Season Five shows a broad range of artistic practice, technical innovation, and experimentation, from artists tackling large-scale collaborative projects in hangar-like studios to those working in the quiet of more intimate studio settings
William Kentridge by Dan Cameron( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overzicht van het werk van de Zuid-Afrikaanse kunstenaar (geboren in 1955)
Six drawing lessons by William Kentridge( Book )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and German and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: Over the last three decades, the visual artist William Kentridge has garnered international acclaim for his work across media including drawing, film, sculpture, printmaking, and theater. Rendered in stark contrasts of black and white, his images reflect his native South Africa and, like endlessly suggestive shadows, point to something more elemental as well. Based on the 2012 Charles Eliot Norton Lectures, Six Drawing Lessons is the most comprehensive collection available of Kentridge's thoughts on art, art-making, and the studio. Art, Kentridge says, is its own form of knowledge. It does not simply supplement the real world, and it cannot be purely understood in the rational terms of traditional academic disciplines. The studio is the crucial location for the creation of meaning: the place where linear thinking is abandoned and the material processes of the eye, the hand, the charcoal and paper become themselves the guides of creativity. Drawing has the potential to educate us about the most complex issues of our time. This is the real meaning of "drawing lessons." Incorporating elements of graphic design and ranging freely from discussions of Plato's cave to the Enlightenment's role in colonial oppression to the depiction of animals in art, Six Drawing Lessons is an illustration in print of its own thesis of how art creates knowledge. Foregrounding the very processes by which we see, Kentridge makes us more aware of the mechanisms-and deceptions-through which we construct meaning in the world
William Kentridge : drawing the passing by William Kentridge( Visual )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this program, artist, filmmaker, and dramatist William Kentridge demonstrates his remarkable filmmaking technique--stop-action animation using photos of charcoal drawings in which he has erased and redrawn scenes in different arrangements--as he works on Stereoscope. Footage from that piece as well as from History of the Main Complaint; Felix in Exile; Sobriety, Obesity & Growing Old; Mine; and Johannesburg, 2nd Greatest City After Paris powerfully illustrates his abiding concerns with the sociopolitical legacy of racial oppression and colonialism in South Africa. The film clips also reveal how his polemical "drawings for projection" evoke a nuanced sense of time's passage as each image builds upon the shadowy remnants of prior ones--Publisher description
William Kentridge : trace : prints from the Museum of Modern Art by Judith B Hecker( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Kentridge : anything is possible by Susan Sollins( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'William Kentridge: anything is possible' provides a rare, in-depth look at the life and work of the internationally acclaimed South African artist, William Kentridge. Working in a variety of media - including sculpture, drawing, animation, tapestry, film, theater, and opera - Kentridge tackles a broad range of subjects, from cataclysmic historical events to poignant personal moments. [The film] features exclusive interviews with Kentridge discussing his family's history and life under apartheid, and revealing the importance of improvisation, inquiry, and open-ended possibilities in his process. Follow Kentridge on an international journey that documents his work behind the scenes: from the intimacy of his Johannesburg studio, to galleries worldwide, to backstage at New York's Metropolitan Opera as he develops, stages, and directs Shostakovich's The Nose, based on Gogol's story."--Container
WK : William Kentridge by Kate McCrickard( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Kentridge is South Africa's best-known contemporary artist, featured in major exhibitions across the world from the Museum of Modern Art in New York to the Jeu de Paume in Paris and The National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo. This title provides an overview of his career
Point of view : an anthology of the moving image by N.Y.) New Museum of Contemporary Art (New York( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 11 short films by various video artists and avant garde filmmakers
William Kentridge by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev( Book )

9 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Certain doubts of William Kentridge = Certas dùvidas de William Kentridge( Visual )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and Portuguese and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Working with figures drawn with charcoal, paper cut-outs, animated films and theatre, William Kentridge deals with contemporary issues that go beyond the political themes of his native South Africa ... this documentary explores themes that stimulate his creative process and his constant questioning of the meaning of artistic practice
Kendell Geers, 1988-2012 by Kendell Geers( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book explores how the life and work of South African artist Kendell Geers can be seen to constitute a living archive of political turmoil, protest against injustice, and the effects of globalization. In his provocative, often humorous, but always compelling work, Kendell Geers employs various media such as installation, drawing, video, performance, and photography. For two decades his art has been closely linked to the political and cultural environments of his home--whether in South Africa or Europe. This volume explores in particular the trajectories of two decade-long periods. The first, a political phase, runs from 1988 to 2000, during which time Geers explored the moral and ethical contradictions of apartheid. By appropriating historical events and ideas, he focused on questions of the relationship between individual and society. The second period was initiated by Geers's move to Brussels in 2000. This European period is characterized by a poetic aesthetic as Geers transferred his artistic practice into a postcolonial and increasingly global context, exploring themes such as terrorism, spirituality, and mortality. This volume features a number of essays addressing aspects of Geers's work as well as an interview with the artist."--Publisher's website
The Art:21 collection. art in the twenty-first century( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the difference in various styles of twenty-first-century art through interviews, commentary, and behind-the-scenes footage
Ubu and the Truth Commission by Jane Taylor( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ubu and the Truth Commission" is the full play text of a multi-dimensional theatre piece that tries to make sense of the madness that overtook South Africa during apartheid
William Kentridge prints by William Kentridge( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fire walker : William Kentridge, Gerhard Marx( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 2009, William Kentridge and Gerhard Marx were commissioned to make a public sculpture for the City of Johannesburg to be installed in time for the 2010 Soccer World Cup. The sculpture is based on a drawing by Kentridge of a woman street vendor - known colloquially as a fire walker - carrying a burning brazier on her head. The eleven-metre-high striding figure would take her place at the foot of the Queen Elizabeth Bridge on a site formerly used by informal traders and taxi washers. Eschewing the bronze monumentalism of traditional public sculpture, Kentridge and Marx devised a figure made up of steel plates that resolves into a coherent image from one vantage point only. A pedestrian passing the sculpture has only a momentary view of the striding woman before the sculpture 'fragments' into its black and white parts. Fire Walker represents not a grand public office-bearer, but an ordinary citizen whose survival depends on her ability to negotiate often-contested urban terrain. began as a project to document the making of Fire Walker has evolved, in this book, into a number of conversations about - and meditations on - the meaning of public art. Essays by Mark Gevisser, Mpho Matsipa, Alexandra Dodd, and Jonathan Cane and Zen Marie prise open critical questions about public space in Johannesburg; interviews with the various collaborators on the sculpture reveal the complexities and challenges of creating such a work; and the extraordinary images of the construction of the sculpture, alongside two photo essays on street vendors and old city monuments, suggest the metaphorical power of Fire Walker as well as the fragile hold of street vendors over their small share of city space."--Publisher's description
William Kentridge, Nalini Malani : the shadow play as medium of memory by Andreas Huyssen( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lexicon by William Kentridge( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in Latin and English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memorials of identity : new media from the Rubell Family Collection by Mark Coetzee( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Kentridge by William Kentridge( Book )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"William Kentridge (b. 1955, Johannesburg) has always addressed the more challenging and intimate aspects of contemporary life and of South Africa, both during Apartheid and in the post-Apartheid period. Through his short animated films, his sculptures, installations, charcoal drawings on paper - based on a technique of erasure - as well as through his activities in theater as set designer and director, Kentridge explores the nature of memory and emotions, the ambiguity and complexity of social conflicts in the age of globalization. His art suggests an original perspective which is both elegiac and dramatic, whereby perpetual change, process and transformation are balanced between ethics, responsibility and poetry." "This catalogue accompanies the exhibition organized by the Castello di Rivoli that will travel in 2004 and 2005 to the K20 K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen of Dusseldorf, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Sydney, the Musee d'Art Contemporary in Montreal and the Johannesburg Art Gallery in the artist's hometown."--Jacket
William Kentridge, artist : the end of the beginning by Beata Lipman( Visual )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary on the art of William Kentridge. His animated drawings largely depict the social social forces of his native Johannesburg, South Africa
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William Kentridge
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Kentridge, William

Kentridge, William Joseph

Kentridžs, Viljams, 1955-

William Kentridge

William Kentridge artista sudafricano

William Kentridge artiste sud-africain

William Kentridge filmregisseur uit Zuid-Afrika

William Kentridge südafrikanischer Künstler

Кентридж, Уильям

Кентридж, Уильям, 1955-

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William Kentridge : drawing the passingWilliam Kentridge : trace : prints from the Museum of Modern ArtWilliam KentridgeUbu and the Truth CommissionWilliam Kentridge printsLexiconMemorials of identity : new media from the Rubell Family CollectionWilliam Kentridge