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William Kentridge

William Kentridge

Selections on Paper

November 12, 2004–April 10, 2005

William Kentridge, a native of Johannesburg (b. 1955), is an internationally acclaimed artist whose multimedia works present an arresting and forceful commentary on the contemporary cultural and sociopolitical issues in South Africa. Inspired by music, opera, literature, and banal or troubling everyday events, the artist creates highly personal and often haunting works in a variety of media. These include drawing, collage, etching, lithography, sculpture, stage and costume design, and innovative animated film based on bold, crudely executed charcoal drawings. The selection presented, dating from 1989 to 2001, is drawn from the Museum's collection.