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William Kentridge

William Kentridge

20th-21st century
(Johannesburg, South Africa, 1955 - )

Education 1973-76 University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, B.A. 1976-78 Johannesburg Art Foundation 1981-82 École Jacques Lecoq, Paris William Kentridge’s work was first exhibited in and around Johannesburg in the late 1970s. In 1989 he began to participate in international group shows, including Memory and Geography. Africus Johannesburg Biennale (1995); JurassicTechnologies Revenant, the 10th Biennale of Sydney (1996); documenta X, Kassel, Sexta Bienal de La Habana, Truce: Echoes of Art in an Age of Endless Conclusions, SITE Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Delta, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (1997); and 48th Venice Biennale (1999). Solo shows of Kentridge’s work have appeared at The Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg (1992, 1994,1997); The Drawing Center, New York, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, California, Palais des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles, Brussels, and Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (1998); and Museum of Modern Art, New York, and Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris (1999). Kentridge has also directed and designed many theater productions, including the highly acclaimed Ubu and the Truth Commission (1997).

2 objects


Iris print with hand coloring
Museum Purchase, James Phinney Baxter Fund, in memory of Professor Henry Johnson

Tango for Page Turning

Single channel HD video; 2 minutes, 48 seconds
Museum Purchase, Lloyd O. and Marjorie Strong Coulter Fund in partnership with the New Media Arts Consortium, a collaboration of the art museums at Bowdoin College, Brandeis University, Colby College, Middlebury College, Mount Holyoke College, and Skidmore College