William Kentridge

Born in Johannesburg in 1955, William Kentridge studied Politics and African Studies at university, and then fine art at the Johannesburg Art Foundation. He also studied mime and theatre in Paris. He made his name as a multimedia artist with his remarkable animation films, charcoal drawings and installations composed of film, sound, music and sculptural objects. Kentridge succeeds with tremendous ease in bringing together various media in a unique body of work. As an opera and theatre director, Kentridge has also worked with the Metropolitan Opera in New York, the Royal Opera House in London, and Holland Festival. His art has been exhibited at Documenta (Kassel), Tate Modern (London), Museum of Modern Art (New York) and the Venice Biennale

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