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Curatorial Studies 03  William Kentridge—Part I: Artist talks

William Kentridge is an artist and filmmaker of international renown.  On the occasion of his first visit to Japan, he will be delivering a series of lectures about his work in Kyoto and Tokyo.  Solo exhibitions are scheduled to take place in Japan in 2009–2010.

Drawing for Black Box
William Kentridge  (2005)  Drawing for Black Box  charcoal on paper
Part 1 (Kyoto)  Sept. 16, 2008 (Tue.)  2:00PM–3:30PM
Doshisha University: Imadegawa Campus  Room 1, Meitokukan (M1)
maximum capacity 260, free admission
contact: Department of Aesthetics, Doshisha University / Mr. Echizen
http://www1.doshisha.ac.jp/~rc-soart/ (in Japanese only)
Part 2 (Kyoto)  Sept. 17, 2008 (Wed.)  5:30PM–7:00PM
The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto  1F lecture hall
maximum capacity 100, free admission
contact: The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto / TEL: (075)762-4111
Part 3 (Tokyo)  Sept. 20, 2008 (Sat.)  4:00PM–5:30PM
Marunouchi Café  3-3-1 Marunouchi Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (Shintokyo Bldg.)  2F
maximum capacity 60 (reservation required), free admission
contact: Marunouchi Café / TEL: (03)3212-5025

all lectures in English with Japanese translation

Lecturer: William Kentridge
I Am Not Me, the Horse Is Not Mine
William Kentridge  (2008)  I Am Not Me, the Horse Is Not Mine
40-minute lecture performance with projection
Born in 1955.  Lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa.  Studied Politics, African Studies, and Fine Arts in Johnnesburg, and mime and theatre in Paris.  Begins creating and presenting hand-drawn animated films—composed of charcoal and pastel drawings photographed with a 35mm motion picture camera—around 1990.  Creates works full of poetic sentiment that address the past and present of his homeland, including apartheid.  Exhibited at Documenta 10 (1997), the São Paulo Art Biennial (1998), the Venice Biennale (1999), the Carnegie International (1999/2000), the Gwangju Biennale (2000), the Yokohama Triennale (2001), Documenta 11 (2002), the Biennale of Sydney (2008), etc.  Works in a variety of fields, including acting, stage direction, and writing.


Artwork images:

All images © the artist

Drawing for Felix in Exile
William Kentridge  (1995)  Drawing for Felix in Exile
charcoal and pastel on paper  120×160 cm


Drawing for Stereoscope
William Kentridge (1999)   Drawing for Stereoscope
charcoal on paper  120×160 cm


Drawing for Monument
William Kentridge  (2003)  Drawing for Monument
charcoal on paper  120×160 cm


Drawing for The Magic Flute
William Kentridge  (2004)  Drawing for The Magic Flute
charcoal on paper  120×160 cm


Drawing for The Magic Flute
William Kentridge  (2004)  Drawing for The Magic Flute
charcoal on paper  120 cm diameter


Drawing for Black Box
William Kentridge  (2005)  Drawing for Black Box
charcoal on paper
Organized by
The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
International Research Center for Society and Art, Doshisha University

Cooperation
Marunouchi Café


Tentative exhibition dates
The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto:  2009/09/04 (Fri.) – 10/18 (Sun.)
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo:  Jan. – Feb., 2010
Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art:  March – early May, 2010


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