Examining the black and white animated films of William Kentridge, this volume discusses the political and philosophical dimensions of drawing, a term the artist applies equally to his works on paper, film and theatre productions. It surveys Kentridge's work within a broad historical and geographic context of politicised art practices while analyzing the formal innovations of his animation techniques.
J.M. Coetzee won the Booker Prize in 1983 for "Life and Times of Michael K"
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Dan Cameron is a curator based in New York. As Senior Curator at the New Museum of Contemporary Art he organized such landmark exhibitions as 'Cocido y Crudo' (1994), a survey of from Latin America, and has since gone on to curate the 8th Istanbul Biennial (2003) and the Taipei Biennial (2006). He also serves on the graduate teaching faculty of Columbia University, New York University and School of Visual Arts, New York, and is a frequent contributor to such journals as Parkett, Flash Art and Artforum. Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev is Chief Curator at the Castello di Rivoli, Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli, Italy. In 1998 she curated the first major retrospective exhibition of William Kentridge's work, and in 1999 she edited Arte Povera, also published by Phaidon. J. M. Coetzee is one of South Africa's most distinguished authors and was awarded the Booker Prize in 1983 for his novel Life & Times of Michael K. His other award-winning novels include In the Heart of the Country (1977) and The Master of Petersburg (1994). Coetzee is also Aderne Professor of English at the University of Cape Town.
Interview; survey; focus; artist's choice.