×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

William Kentridge
     

William Kentridge

by Neal Benezra, Lynne Cooke, Dan Cameron, Staci Boris, Ari Sitas
 
Internationally renowned South African artist William Kentridge creates animated movies from "drawings for projection," charcoal renderings he alters during filming. Paralleling the political upheaval in his homeland, his works reflect the tenuous nature of memory, both personal and

historical.

Published to accompany Kentridge's first retrospective

Overview

Internationally renowned South African artist William Kentridge creates animated movies from "drawings for projection," charcoal renderings he alters during filming. Paralleling the political upheaval in his homeland, his works reflect the tenuous nature of memory, both personal and

historical.

Published to accompany Kentridge's first retrospective exhibition in the United States and South Africa, this fascinating book offers in-depth coverage of the artist's animated films, drawings, and theater productions. Kentridge has also created 16 new, previously unpublished "artist's pages" for the book.

A wealth of colorplates, essays, and an interview exploring various facets of Kentridge's creative process, and a chronology outlining both his and his country's milestones make this book the most comprehensive examination of Kentridge's work to date.

Author Biography: Neal Benezra is deputy director and the Frances and Thomas Dittmer Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Staci Boris is associate curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.

Dan Cameron is senior curator at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York. Lynne Cooke is curator at New York's Dia Center for the Arts.

Ari Sitas is professor of social studies at the University of Natal, Durban.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal - Library Journal
The visceral work of native South African William Kentridge is steeped in the history and culture of his uneasy homeland. Until the mid 1990s, Kentridge was known primarily in South Africa alone, but he has since attracted considerable interest worldwide. This book, which accompanies the first survey exhibition of his work to tour the United States, consists of in-depth essays, a personal interview, and more than 60 pages of well-produced plates. Kentridge has worked on animated films, in theater productions, and in printmaking, but all of his powerful art is deeply rooted in drawing highly expressive charcoal renderings of dark, uncomfortable images that are both serious and ironic. This volume shares images and ideas with two earlier monographs on Kentridge: Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev's William Kentridge (Soci t des Expositions du Palais des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles, 1998) and Dan Cameron & others' William Kentridge (Phaidon, 1999). Kentridge is an important voice in art and its expression of social and human issues. Most academic art collections should own either this book or one of the previous publications. Drew Harrington, Pacific Univ. Lib., Forest Grove, OR Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810942288
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
02/28/2001
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
10.25(w) x 11.50(h) x 0.87(d)

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews