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Kentridge, William 1955-

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

9 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 1,058 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 William Kentridge( )

9 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the 1970s, the South African artist William Kentridge has charted the turbulent terrain of his homeland in both personal and political terms. With erudition, absurdist humor, and an underlying hope in humankind, Kentridge's artwork has examined apartheid, humanitarian atrocities, aging, and the ambiguities of growing up white and Jewish in South Africa. This October Files volume brings together critical essays and interviews that explore Kentridge's work and shed light on the unique working processes behind his drawings, prints, stop-animation films, and theater works. The texts include an interview by the artist Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, curator of the first major retrospective of Kentridge's work; an essay by Andreas Huyssen on the role of shadow-play in Kentridge's film series 9 Drawing for Projection; and investigations of Kentridge's work for opera and theater by Maria Gough, Joseph Leo Koerner, and Margaret Koster Koerner. An analysis by influential art historian Rosalind Krauss, the editor of this volume, argues that Kentridge's films are the result of a particularly reflexive drawing practice in which the marks on the page--particularly the smudges, smears, and erasures that characterize his stop-animations--define the act of drawing as a temporal medium. Krauss's understanding of Kentridge's work as embodying a fundamental tension between formal and sociological poles has been crucial to subsequent analyses of the artist's work, including the new essay by the anthropologist Rosalind Morris, who has collaborated with Kentridge on several projects"--The publisher
William Kentridge by Dan Cameron( Book )

13 editions published in 1999 in 3 languages and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 526 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 )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in English and German and held by 317 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 )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At once a catalogue and an artist's book, this publication highlights the Museum's unparalleled collection of prints and books by William Kentridge - nearly fifty works made over the past three decades - and features a special forty-page project created by the South African artist in response to his printmaking - a central, if underrecognized aspect of his art." "Published to coincide with the Museum's presentation of William Kentridge: Five Themes, this volume presents an essay on Kentridge's printmaking, a beautifully illustrated plate section, a chronology, and a text by the artist that together illuminate the medium's relevance to his practice. Includes 110 images."--Jacket
William Kentridge : anything is possible by Susan Sollins( Visual )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 281 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 )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 272 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 New Museum Of Contemporary Art( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 199 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 )

11 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the difference in various styles of twenty-first-century art through interviews, commentary, and behind-the-scenes footage
Kendell Geers, 1988-2012 by Kendell Geers( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 160 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
Certain doubts of William Kentridge = Certas dùvidas de William Kentridge by Alex Gabassi( Visual )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 156 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
Ubu and the Truth Commission by Jane Taylor( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 156 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 )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Kentridge, Nalini Malani : the shadow play as medium of memory by Andreas Huyssen( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sophiatown : a play by Junction Avenue Theatre Company( )

2 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This play, based on the life history of Sophiatown, opened at the Market Theatre in Johannesburg in February 1986 to great acclaim
Lexicon by William Kentridge( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and Latin and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fire walker : William Kentridge, Gerhard Marx by Oliver Barstow( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 104 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. This book began as a project to document the making of Fire Walker, but it evolved 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
You, me and art : artists in the 21st century by Marta Gnyp( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

You, me and art: artists in the 21st century gives extraordinary insights into rich and diverse artistic practices of our time. Never has contemporary art been so popular as it is now, never has its audience been so wide. In the rapidly changing and vastly expanding art world, one thing has never changed: it is the artist who remains at the center of the artistic universe. In fascinating personal interviews, seventeen outstanding contemporary artists reflect on what it means to be an artist today, providing material to analyze the most urgent questions of the current art system. What values should prevail? How to define the artist when the notions of shaman, revolutionary, and bohemian are no longer relevant? What is the relationship between artists and their public? As artists operate in close connection with curators, collectors, and gallerists, to complete the picture, Marta Gnyp has given voice to a few excellent actors from these sectors who speak about their vision of contemporary art and reflect on the changing post-war art system
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William Kentridge
William KentridgeSix drawing lessonsWilliam Kentridge : trace : prints from the Museum of Modern ArtWK : William KentridgeWilliam KentridgeKendell Geers, 1988-2012Ubu and the Truth CommissionWilliam Kentridge prints
Alternative Names
Kentridge, William

Kentridge, William Joseph

Kentridge, William Joseph 1955-

Kentridžs, Viljams, 1955-

Vilyam Kentridc

William Kentridge

William Kentridge artist afrikano-jugor

William Kentridge artista sud-africà

William Kentridge artista sudafricano

William Kentridge artiste sud-africain

William Kentridge ealaíontóir as an Afraic Theas

William Kentridge filmregisseur uit Zuid-Afrika

William Kentridge südafrikanischer Künstler

Кентридж, Уильям

Кентридж, Уильям, 1955-

ויליאם קנטרידג' אמן דרום אפריקאי

קנטרידג', ויליאם

ويليام كينتريدج

ویلیام کنتریج کارگردان اهل آفریقای جنوبی

വില്യം കെൻറിഡ്ജ്


ウィリアム・ケントリッジ 1955-, 南アフリカ・ヨハネスブルグ出身の現代美術家

ケントリッジ, ウィリアム


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