South African artist William Kentridge (b.1955) has created a remarkable body of work ranging from drawings and films to prints, tapestries and sculptures, offering a fresh and distinctive glimpse of the daily lives of South Africans.
Mark Rosenthal is the curator of the William Kentridge: Five Themes exhibition and a leading figure in 20th century and contemporary art. Over 30 years, Mark's work as a curator has shaped the collecting and exhibitions programs in 20th-century art at several of the leading art institutions in the USA. He is currently the adjunct curator for contemporary art at the Detroit Institute of Arts.
Join Rosenthal in conversation with the extraordinary William Kentridge. Together they will delve into the five primary themes that have engaged the artist over the course of his career.
Image: William Kentridge, Self-Portrait (Testing the Library), 1998. Charcoal on paper. Collection of Brenda R. Potter and Michael Sandler. © 2012 William Kentridge; photo: courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery, New York.