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Untitled from WEIGHING... and WANTING, 1997 Charcoal and Pastel on Paper © Museum purchase with funds from MCASD Board of Trustees, 1997-98, in honor of Hugh M. Davies.
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Larder (detail: from Stereopticon Suite), 2007-8 Suite of Photogravures and Stereopticon Viewing Device © William Kentridge
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Shadow Procession , 1999 Single-channel Projection (35 Mm Film With Sound Transferred to DVD), 7 Mins. © Courtesy the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York
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General, 1993 Drypoint, Handcolored 47 In. X 31 In. (sheet) © Scott McCue
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Drawing from Stereoscope , 1998–99 Charcoal, Pastel, and Colored Pencil on Paper 47 1/4 X 63" (120 X 160 Cm) © Courtesy of the artist & MoMA (Museum of Modern Art)
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I am not me, the horse is not mine, 2008 © Courtesy of the artist & MoMA (Museum of Modern Art)
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Invisible Mending (still), from 7 Fragments for Georges Méliès, 2003 35mm and 16mm Animated Film Transferred to Video 1:20 Min. © Courtesy of the artist and Jeu de Paume
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Nose 25 Drypoint; Sugarlift Aquatint 5in X 8in © David Krut Fine Arts
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Nose 18 , 2009 Sugarlift Aquatint, Drypoint and Engraving Ed. 3/50 © Courtesy of the Artist and Bekris Gallery
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Ubu Tells the Truth , 1997 35 Mm Animated Film 8 Minutes © courtesy the artist and Goodman Gallery South Africa
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Untitled, 2010 Installation of 4 Films: Intoxicating Liquor Cash Sales Book [sphinx], 1'30''; Breathe, 2008, 1'20''; L'exploration Du Sahara [world on Its Hind Legs], 46''; Cat [graecum Lexicon of 1825], 34'' © William Kentridge; photo: Henning Moser
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West Coast Series (Olifantsriviere), 2011 Sugarlift, Spitbite, Engraving, Etching, Drypoint 21.75 X 21.75 © William Kentridge
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West Coast Series (Black Chair), 2011 Sugarlift, Drypoint, Spitbite, Handpainting 21.75" X 21.75" © William Kentridge
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West Coast Series (Skurfberg), 2011 Sugarlift, Handpainting, Chine Colle 21.75" X 21.75" © William Kentridge
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Mine © Courtesy of the artist & The Jewish Museum
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© Courtesy of the artist & Massachusetts College of Art
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Nose © Courtesy of the artist & Seagull Arts and Media Resource Centre
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© Courtesy of the artist & Marian Goodman Gallery
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Drawing for 'Other Faces', 2011 Charcoal and Coloured Pencil on Paper 24 1/4 X 31 1/4 In. (61.6 X 79.38 Cm) © Courtesy of the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery - Paris
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Installation view of Black Box/Chambre Noire, miniature theatre (detail) © William Kentridge / Photo: John Hodgkiss. Deutsche Guggenheim
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I am not me, the horse is not mine, 2008 © Courtesy of the artist
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Universal Archive: Ref 1 Linocut on Oxford English Dictionary 13.75 X 10.5 Inches Edition of 20 © Courtesy of the artist & David Krut Projects
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drawing for the flipbook NO, IT IS, 2012 © Courtesy of the artist & Goodman Gallery Cape Town
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Untitled , 2012 Indian Ink on Dictionary Pages 243x191 Cm © William Kentridge
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Nose (with Strawberries), 2012 Hand-woven Wool 345x234 Cm © William Kentridge
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Untitled, 2012 Indian Ink on Dictionary Pages 151x225 Cm © William Kentridge
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Chaise Lounge, 2010 Aquatint and Mixed Media on Velvet 35x40 Cm © William Kentridge
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I am Not Me, The Horse is Not Mine, 2008 Frame Grab From Video Installation © William Kentridge
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Universal Archive (Twelve Coffee Pots), 2012 Linocut 43.5" X 42.91"
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© Courtesy of the artist & The Marian Goodman Gallery
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Nose 8 , 2008 Sugarlift Aquatint and Engraving © Courtesy of the artist & The National Gallery of Australia
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The Refusal of Time, 2012 © Courtesy of the artist & The ICA (The Institute of Contemporary Art - Boston)
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Universal Archive, Typewriters, 2012 Linocut on Non-archival Pages From Shorter Oxford English Dictionary 43" X 57.6" © Courtesy of the artist and Barbara Edwards Contemporary
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Lekkerbreek , 2014 Linocut Printed on 30 Sheets of Non-archival Pages From Britannica World Language Dictionary, Edition of Funk and Wagnalls, 1954. Edition 24 67x42.5in (170x108cm) © Courtesy of the artist & David Krut Projects
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Take Off Your Hat, 2014 © Courtesy of the Artist and Marian Goodman Gallery
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© Courtesy of the Artist and Ullens Center for Contemporary Art
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Video still from 'Notes Towards a Model Opera', 2015 © Courtesy of the Artist
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© Courtesy of the Artist and The Underground Museum
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© William Kentridge
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© William Kentridge
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Drawing for Lulu, 2015 Indian Ink, Charcoal, Tipp-ex on Shorter Oxford Dictionary Pages © Courtesy of the Artist and Marian Goodman Gallery
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MORE SWEETLY PLAY THE DANCE, 2015 8-kanal-videoprojektion, Farbe, Ton, Megaphone, Videostandbild © © Courtesy the artist, Marian Goodman Gallery (New York, Paris, London); Goodman Gallery (Johannesburg, Cape Town) and Lia Rumma Gallery (Naples, Milan)
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The Refusal of Time with collaboration of Philip Miller, Catherine Meyburgh and Peter Galison, 2012 Film Still © Courtesy William Kentridge, Marian Goodman Gallery, Goodman Gallery and Lia Rumma Gallery
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The Refusal of Time, with collaboration of Philip Miller, Catherine Meyburgh and Peter Galison, 2012 Film Still © Courtesy William Kentridge, Marian Goodman Gallery, Goodman Gallery and Lia Rumma Gallery
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Second Hand Reading, 2013 © Courtesy William Kentridge, Marian Goodman Gallery, Goodman Gallery and Lia Rumma Gallery
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© Courtesy of the Artist and Macro - Museum of Contemporary Arts
Kentridge
Quick Facts
Birthplace
Johannesburg
Birth year
1955
Lives in
Johannesburg, South Africa
Works in
Johannesburg, South Africa
Representing galleries
Current Exhibitions and Events
Oct, 2016
Seeable / Sayable
Kunstnernes Hus
Oct, 2016
Unnatural Landscapes
David Krut Projects
Sep, 2016
Thick Time
Whitechapel Gallery
Aug, 2015
Artists in Their Time
Istanbul Museum of Modern Art
Statement

William Kentridge is a South African artist. He is best known for his animated films. These are constructed by filming a drawing, making erasures and changes, and filming it again. He continues this process meticulously, giving each change to the drawing a quarter of a second to two seconds' screen time. A single drawing will be altered and filmed this way until the end of a scene. These drawings are later displayed along with the films as finished pieces of art

William Kentridge Biography

 

1955

 

Born in Johannesburg, South Africa

1973

 

Schooling at King Edward VII School, Johannesburg, South Africa

1974 - 1976

 

BA, Politics/African Studies, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

1976

 

Studied etching, Johannesburg Art Foundation, Johannesburg, South Africa

1981 - 1982

 

Studied mime & theatre at the Jacques Lecoq, Paris, France

1989

 

First animated film in Soho Eckstein series

1992

 

Staged first theatre project in conjunction with Handspring Puppet Company

1998

 

Staged his first opera - Return of Ulysses, Brussels, Belgium

1998

 

European Museum travelling exhibition starts in Brussels, Belgium

 

Lives with wife and family, Johannesburg, South Africa

 

Selected Exhibitions

 

2009

 

Kentridge and Kudryashov: Against the Grain, Kreeger Museum, Washington, DC

2008

 

Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany

2008

 

The Stenersen Museum, Oslo, Norway

2008

 

Haunch of Venison, London, England

2007

 

Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden

2007

 

Hangar Bicocca, Milan, Italy

2006

 

Singapore Art Museum, Singapore

2005

 

Deste Foundation Centre For Contemporary Art, Athina, Greece

2005

 

UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

2004

 

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL

2003

 

Augarten Contemporary, Wien, Austria

2001

 

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Washington, D.C.
New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY
William Kentridge Recent Editions, In association with David Krut Fine Art, Robert Brown Gallery, Wash. DC, & Gracie Mansion, N.Y.
The Short Century, Museum Villa Stuck Berlin, Chicago, New York, Vienna, Cape Town

2000

 

The Self is Something Else, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen Dusseldorf, Germany
A Double View: Three Exhibitions, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
Third Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai, China
Vertical Painting, P.S.1 New York, NY
Marian Goodman Gallery New York, NY
Stephen Friedman Gallery London, England
Annandale Galleries Sydney, Australia
NSISTENT MEMORY: THE Architecture of Time in Video, Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida, Gainsville, Fl
La Beaute, Beauty in Fabula, Papal Palace Avignon, France

1999

 

Venice Biennale: D'Apertutto, Giardini di Castello and Arsenale Venice
Istanbul Biennale: The Passion and the Wave, Istanbul, Turkey
Unfinished History, MCA Chicago, Chicago, IL
Carnegie International 1999/2000 CI 99:00, Carnegie Museum of Art, awarded the Carnegie Medal Pittsburgh
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, CA
Projects 68: William Kentridge, Museum of Modern Art New York, NY
Palais des Beaux Arts Brussels, Belgium
Kunstverein Munchen Munich, Germany
Kunstwelten im Dialog, Museum Ludwig Cologne, Germany
A Sangre y Fuego, Espai d'art contemporani de Castelló
The Drawing Centre New York, NY
Museu d'Arte Contemporani de Barcelona Barcelona
Neue Galerie Graz Graz
Serpentine Gallery London
Palais des Beaux Arts Brussels
Kunstverein Munchen Munich
Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

1998

 

Vertical Time, Barbara Gladstone Gallery New York

1997

 

Delta, Arc, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville Paris Paris
Documenta X, Museum Fredericianum Kassel
Applied Drawings, Goodman Gallery Johannesburg

1996

 

Eidophusikon, Annandale Galleries Sydney

1995

 

Johannesburg Biennale Johannesburg, South Africa
Bernard Jacobson Gallery London, England
Istanbul Biennale Istanbul, Turkey

1994

 

Arts First London, England
Felix in Exile, Goodman Gallery Johannesburg, South Africa

1993

 

Goodman Gallery Johannesburg, South Africa
Retrospective of animated films at Edinbrgh Int. F
Venice Biennale Venice, Italy
Ruth Bloom Gallery Los Angeles, CA

1992

 

Goodman Gallery Johannesburg, South Africa

1991

 

Newton Art Gallery Johannesburg, South Africa

1990

 

Cassirer Fine Art Johannesburg, South Africa
Museum of Modern Art Oxford

1989

 

Vanessa Devereux Gallery London, England

1988

 

Gallery International Cape Town

1987

 

Cassirer Fine art Johannesburg, South Africa

1986

 

Simon/Neuman Galleries New York, NY
Association of Art Gallery Pretoria

1985

 

Cassirer Fine Art Johannesburg, South Africa

1981

 

Association of Arts Cape Town

1979

 

Market Gallery Johannesburg, South Africa

 

Les Arts de la Résistance: Fin de Siécle, Johannesburg, Galerie Michel Luneau Nantes

 

Seventh Havana Biennale: Closer to One Another, Havana

 

Nominee for Hugo Boss Prize, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (Soho) New York

 

Simunye: We Are One, Adelson Galleries New York

 

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