William Kentridge

William Kentridge

Born in 1955, Johannesburg (South Africa)

Combining applied arts, performance, theatre and opera, William Kentridge’s multiform body of work has many different influences, the first of them being Dadaism and the films of Méliès.

In the 1980s, he laid the foundation of his formal vocabulary in his first films: black and white charcoal drawings that come together gradually, appearing and disappearing. This technique was the starting point for ongoing work centred around the image and its representation, constantly enriched by other media – drawing, engraving, collage, printing, film and sculpture. Rooted in his country, especially his native city, Kentridge’s work refers to past and present political and social issues.

Selected Bibliography

Pagé, Suzanne ; Scherf, Angeline ; Mbembe, Achille... [et al.]. Etre là : Afrique du Sud, une scène contemporaine [Exposition, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, 25 avril - 28 août 2017]. Paris : Editions Dilecta, 2017.

Kentridge, William. William Kentridge. No It Is ! [exhibition, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, 12 May-21 August 2016]. Köln : Walther König, 2016.

Kentridge, William. William Kentridge : stop here. Paris : Jannink, 2016. (L'art en écrit ; 275).

Kentridge, William ; Blazwick, Iwona ; Breitwieser, Sabine... [et al.]. William Kentridge : thick time [exhibition, Whitechapel gallery, London, 21 September 2016 - 15 January 2017. Londres : Whitechapel Gallery, 2016.
Kentridge, William ; Galison, Peter ; Meyburgh, Catherine. William Kentridge : The Refusal of Time. Paris : Xavier Barral Ed., 2012. 

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