William Kentridge

William Kentridge is considered to be one of the leading artists in South Africa, and his work has brought him recognition around the world. In an animated film dating from 1989, Kentridge paints Soho Ackstein, a man within whose power it lies to feed, or to starve, the poor of Johannesburg standing at his door . In his paintings and animated films, Kentridge has been highly critical of the Apartheid regime. His films highlight the economic disparities and harsh exploitation, alongside the humiliation and discrimination that were the lot of the Black population of South Africa . Economic conditions have not improved much for the Black population since the replacement of the regime and the transfer of power to a new leadership. - hereWhat interests Kentridge is Time; its passing, the traces it leaves, the memory that events, beings and objects leave when we close our eyes on our past. His movies are based on 20 to 40 charcoal/ pastel drawings. Each frame is shot by erasing partsof the drawing and re-drawing them - here

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