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Five Themes

March 25, 2010

This lecture examines William Kentridge (b. 1955, South Africa), a versatile artist whose work combines the political with the poetic. Dealing with subjects as sobering as apartheid, colonialism, and totalitarianism, he works in animated films, prints, books, collage, sculpture, and the performing arts.

Cara Starke (Assistant Curator, Department of Media and Performance Art) and Judy Hecker (Assistant Curator, Department of Prints and Illustrated Books) are co-organizers of the exhibition William Kentridge: Five Themes.


Brown Bag Lunch Lecture: William Kentridge: Five Themes (1)

  1. William Kentridge. <i>Drawing from Stereoscope, “Untitled”.</i> 1998–99. Charcoal, pastel, and colored pencil on paper, 47 1/4 x 63" (120 x 160 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of The Junior Associates of The Museum of Modern Art, with special contributions from Anonymous, Scott J. Lorinsky, Yasufumi Nakamura, and The Wider Foundation

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