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Ubu Tells the Truth, 1996-1997

Single channel video, black and white, sound, 35mm film, DVD and video transfer
Edition of 4 + 2AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
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William Kentridge
South African, b. 1955
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In his drawings and animations, William Kentridge articulates the concerns of post-Apartheid South Africa with unparalleled nuance and lyricism. In the inventive process by which he created his best-known works, Kentridge draws and erases with charcoal, recording his compositions at each state. He then displays a video projection of the looped images alongside their highly worked and re-worked source drawings. In this way, his process and aesthetic concerns are inextricably linked with the narrative power of his work, as in his “Nine Drawings for Projection” series (1989-2003), which depicts two fictional white South Africans navigating the ambiguities of contemporary South Africa. With his highly personal and often quiet works in seeming tension with the brutality of his content, Kentridge expresses a profound ambivalence about his native country.

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William Kentridge
South African, b. 1955
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In his drawings and animations, William Kentridge articulates the concerns of post-Apartheid South Africa with unparalleled nuance and lyricism. In the inventive process by which he created his best-known works, Kentridge draws and erases with charcoal, recording his compositions at each state. He then displays a video projection of the looped images alongside their highly worked and re-worked source drawings. In this way, his process and aesthetic concerns are inextricably linked with the narrative power of his work, as in his “Nine Drawings for Projection” series (1989-2003), which depicts two fictional white South Africans navigating the ambiguities of contemporary South Africa. With his highly personal and often quiet works in seeming tension with the brutality of his content, Kentridge expresses a profound ambivalence about his native country.

Ubu Tells the Truth, 1996-1997

Single channel video, black and white, sound, 35mm film, DVD and video transfer
Edition of 4 + 2AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
location
Johannesburg, Cape Town, London
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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