ART21 William Kentridge: Anything is Possible

Production still from Exclusive, "William Kentridge: Meaning."

Exclusive | William Kentridge: Meaning

Exclusive | William Kentridge: Meaning

In our latest Exclusive video, William Kentridge discusses how the physical activities of cutting, tearing and collaging generate ideas and infuse his work with meaning.

William Kentridge, "Felix in Exile," 1994. Production stills; 35mm animated film transferred to video. Copyright and courtesy of William Kentridge.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Reflecting on Teaching with William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Reflecting on Teaching with William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible

This past Saturday I sat down with a small group of wonderful teachers at the Jacob Burns Film Center’s Media Arts Lab for the second part of a two-part workshop …

Diane Victor (South African, born 1964). “Fading Man I,” 2010. Intaglio. Plate: 20”x16”. Publisher and printer: Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT. Edition 25. Image courtesy Center for Contemporary Printmaking.  © 2011 Diane Victor.

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | Notes from a Transforming Democracy: South African Prints

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | Notes from a Transforming Democracy: South African Prints

As interest in William Kentridge’s work has grown over the past decade, so has interest in South African art as a whole.   Printmaking is a central component of the cultural …

Laurie Simmons, "Woman/ Red Couch/ Newspaper", 1978  courtesy the artist and Sperone Westwater Gallery

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Catching Up

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Catching Up

This week I’d like to share a quick update on some recent Art21 Education news and highlights …. First of all, we are all set to announce our new group …

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“William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible” Wins A Peabody!

“William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible” Wins A Peabody!

Art21 is honored to be among the recipients of the 70th Annual Peabody Awards—the premiere international prize in electronic media—for its film, William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible. The Peabody board …

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

See You in Seattle

Teaching with Contemporary Art

See You in Seattle

The Art21 Education and Public Programs team is flying to Seattle this Thursday for the annual National Art Education Association conference March 17-20. We will be bringing season 4 artist …

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The Shifting Aura of Contemporary Art

The Shifting Aura of Contemporary Art

As a research artist and digital media Ph.D student, I am constantly challenged to reflect critically upon the nature of the various forms which are emerging in contemporary artistic practices.  …

Bernie Searle, Untitled (red), from Colour Me series, 1998.

Flash Points

There’s No Place Like Home

Flash Points

There’s No Place Like Home

On Johannesburg | “William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible” (2010) Preview | Art21 from Art21 on Vimeo. It is nearly impossible to talk about William Kentridge’s artistic practice without mentioning – …

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

Kentridge in the Classroom

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Kentridge in the Classroom

Support Art21 The William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible BACK TO SCHOOL campaign is dedicated to raising awareness and funds for Art21’s free education programs and resources accompanying William Kentridge: Anything …

Learning the Flute, 2004. Letterpress on 110 sheets of Arches Johannot, edition of 18 (another 18 impressions were printed on disbound pages of Chambers’ Encyclopaedia, 1950, of the same size).  Assembled overall: 9’ 3” x 11’ 7 ½” (281.5 x 354.6 cm).  Published by Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg. Courtesy David Krut Projects, New York.

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | Thinking Aloud: The Prints of William Kentridge

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | Thinking Aloud: The Prints of William Kentridge

The recent release of William Kentridge: Anything is Possible invites exploration of the artist’s significant body of prints, which currently numbers over 400. A natural match for his artistic philosophy …

A scene from William Kentridge's production of "The Magic Flute," the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Photo by Julien Jourdes for The New York Times.

Flash Points

New Flash Points: Influence

Flash Points

New Flash Points: Influence

Among the elements explored in Art21’s William Kentridge: Anything is Possible, the film looks at his many influences, from his personal background to his love of the performing arts. What …

William Kentridge: Studio Manager Anne McIlleron

William Kentridge: Studio Manager Anne McIlleron

SUBSCRIBE TO EXCLUSIVE: RSS | ITUNES | YOUTUBE | ARTBABBLE In celebration of Art21’s new feature film William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible — which premiered nationally on October 21, 2010 …

William Kentridge. Drawing for the film Johannesburg, 2nd Greatest City after Paris, 1989. Charcoal on paper; 37 4/5 x 59 2/5 in. Copyright and courtesy of William Kentridge.

Flash Points

Call for Writers: Next Flash Points

Flash Points

Call for Writers: Next Flash Points

Our new Flash Points topic, Influence, will be launching soon and we’re inviting you to participate! An artist’s work can be influenced by a myriad of sources — family history, …

Watch Now: "William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible" (2010)

Watch “William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible” Online and Download the Educators’ Guide

Watch “William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible” Online and Download the Educators’ Guide

We have a special treat for anyone that was unable to catch last week’s broadcast of William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible. The full program is now available for immediate online …

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Tune In: “William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible” Premieres on PBS This Week

Tune In: “William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible” Premieres on PBS This Week

Warm up your televisions and set your DVRs: Art21’s latest film, William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible, premieres on PBS this week. The national broadcast premiere is scheduled for October 21 …

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Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

In this week’s roundup Elizabeth Murray lands, Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle and Jessica Stockholder speak, Mark Bradford and Paul McCarthy highlight L.A., and more. Don’t forget to mark your calendars to view …

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Announcing Art21’s Back to School with William Kentridge: Anything is Possible

Announcing Art21’s Back to School with William Kentridge: Anything is Possible

Art21 announces our new William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible Back to School Campaign, designed to raise funds to support free resources for educators. By giving as little as $5, $15, …

Production still from the film William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible. © Art21, Inc., 2010.

Win Tickets to Attend the New York City Premiere of Art21’s New Film at the MoMA

Win Tickets to Attend the New York City Premiere of Art21’s New Film at the MoMA

The PBS broadcast premiere of Art21’s latest film, William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible, is just over a week away, and we want you to join us in celebrating. Art21 is …

William Kentridge’s drawing from Stereoscope 1998–99. Courtesy of MoMA. Copyright 2010- William Kentridge

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Teaching with William Kentridge

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Teaching with William Kentridge

There are many reasons to teach with the art of William Kentridge, and as we get closer to the premiere of Art21’s new film, William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible, airing …

Monica Majoli. Hanging Rubberman #1, 2006. Watercolor and gouache on paper. 123 x 51 in. Photo: Brian Forrest. Image via hammer.ucla.edu

Looking at Los Angeles

Dark Undercurrents in the Hammer Contemporary Collection

Looking at Los Angeles

Dark Undercurrents in the Hammer Contemporary Collection

Last week, Art21 treated Angelenos to the very first preview screening of William Kentridge: Anything is Possible at the Hammer Museum‘s Billy Wilder Theater.  As Art21’s executive director Susan Sollins …