William Kentridge

At the Minneapolis Institute of the Arts this evening, I discovered a rather poignant stop-motion film by the artist William Kentridge, whose work explores the themes of time and memory through the brutalized reality of apartheid in his native Johannesburg. His charcoal drawings (done here on the pages of old dictionaries) employ indirection and ambiguity—devices of which I am an ample patron. Below is a brief excerpt from a film shown during the “Second Hand Reading” exhibit. 

 

Music by composer Neo Muyanga. 

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