Wednesday, November 14, 2012

What Will Come (has already come)

             This painting was illustrated by William Kentridge in 2007. The medium utilized was steel, cylindrical steel mirror, 35nm animated film that was transferred to video; which was 8:40 minutes long. This art piece is currently residing in Norton Museum of Art. William Kentridge studied at the Johannesburg Art Foundation and the Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris. He was one of the founding members of the Free Filmmakers Co-operation in 1998. Kentridge opened up a number of art museums around the world; The Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels in1998,  The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago and the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, in 2001. He has been a recipient of numerous prizes including; he 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). I found this piece interesting because the the fly on the floor is smaller when it is refelcted into the steel mirror. Also when I was also intrigued when  I found out that this piece was not a painting or a drawing originally but a film put together by William Kentridge.

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