Whole Grain: William Kentridge’s 10 Drawings for Projection

Pencil drawing of a man conducting over an abstract scene.
Film still of William Kentridge’s Mine, 1991

Join us on Thursday, October 17, at 6:00 pm, for a screening of ten short films by South African artist William Kentridge, whose video Tango for Page Turning is on view in our exhibition Beauty and Bite. 10 Drawings for Projection consists of 10 short films made between 1989 and 2011, most of which feature Kentridge’s signature of erasure techniques translated into movement. This Whole Grain screening is made possible with the generous assistance of Kristina Pallova at Marian Goodman Gallery.

  1. Johannesburg, 2nd Greatest City after Paris, 1989, 8 min.
  2. Monument, 1990, 3 min.
  3. Mine, 1991, 6 min.
  4. Sobriety, Obesity & Growing Old, 1991, 8 min.
  5. Felix in Exile, 1994, 9 min.
  6. History of the Main Complaint, 1996, 6 min.
  7. WEIGHING…and WANTING, 1998, 6 min.
  8. Stereoscope, 1999, 8 min.
  9. Tide Table, 2003-4, 9 min.
  10. Other Faces, 2011, 10 min.

About the Artist

William Kentridge studied at the Johannesburg Art Foundation and the Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris. He was a founding member of the Free Filmmakers Co-operative in 1988. Kentridge has participated in a number of international biennales and in Documenta X (1997) XI (2002) and XIII (2012) as well as the Venice Biennale (2005, 1999 and 1993). He has been the recipient of numerous prizes including the Kyoto Prize (2010), the Oskar Kokoschka Award, Vienna (2008), the Kaiserring Prize (2003), the Carnegie Prize, the Carnegie International (2000), Standard Bank Young Artist Award (1987), and the Red Ribbon Award for Short Fiction (1982). William Kentridge’s work has been exhibited widely throughout the world including at the Tate Modern, London (2012), the Louvre, Paris (2010), the Centres Pompidou, Paris (2002), the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C. (2002), and the Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels (1998).

About Whole Grain

The Tang Teaching Museum’s series Whole Grain explores classic and contemporary work in experimental film and video.

Whole Grain is programmed by Assistant Director for Engagement Tom Yoshikami. All events are free and open to the public.

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