William Kentridge / Other Faces / 2011

William Kentridge / Other Faces / 2011
10 November - 17 December 2011
Installation View
William Kentridge / Other Faces / 2011
10 November - 17 December 2011
Installation View
William Kentridge / Other Faces / 2011
10 November - 17 December 2011
Installation View
William Kentridge / Other Faces / 2011
10 November - 17 December 2011
Installation View
William Kentridge / Other Faces / 2011
10 November - 17 December 2011
Installation View
William Kentridge / Other Faces / 2011
10 November - 17 December 2011
Installation View
William Kentridge / Other Faces / 2011
10 November - 17 December 2011
Installation View
William Kentridge / Other Faces / 2011
10 November - 17 December 2011
Installation View
William Kentridge / Other Faces / 2011
10 November - 17 December 2011
Installation View
William Kentridge / Other Faces / 2011
10 November - 17 December 2011
Installation View
William Kentridge / Other Faces / 2011
10 November - 17 December 2011
Installation View
William Kentridge / Other Faces / 2011
10 November - 17 December 2011
Installation View
William Kentridge / Other Faces / 2011
10 November - 17 December 2011
Installation View
William Kentridge / Other Faces / 2011
10 November - 17 December 2011
Installation View
William Kentridge / Other Faces / 2011
10 November - 17 December 2011
Installation View
William Kentridge / Other Faces / 2011
10 November - 17 December 2011
Installation View
William Kentridge / Other Faces / 2011
10 November - 17 December 2011
Installation View
William Kentridge / Other Faces / 2011
10 November - 17 December 2011
Installation View
William Kentridge
Untitled (Prophet Thsuma with car), 2011
Charcoal on paper
65 x 28.5 cm
William Kentridge
Drawing for ‘Other Faces’ (Boy, head tilted to side), 2011
Charcoal and coloured pencil on paper
57,5 x 79 cm
William Kentridge
Drawing for Other Faces (Red Text), 2011
Charcoal and coloured pencil on paper

William Kentridge
Drawing for Other Faces (Felicia, Sydney and baby), 2011
Charcoal and coloured pencil on paper
165.5 x 90 cm
William Kentridge
Drawing for ‘Other Faces’ (Man holding flash), 2011
Charcoal and coloured pencil on paper
57,5 x 79,5 cm
William Kentridge
Drawing for Other Faces (Landscape and building with arched roof), 2011
Charcoal and coloured pencil on paper
92 x 114 cm
William Kentridge
Drawing for ‘Other Faces’ (Monument), 2011
Charcoal and coloured pencil on paper
57 x 78,5 cm
William Kentridge
Untitled (Healing to all in Global – black), 2011
Charcola on paper
60 x 79.5 cm
William Kentridge
Drawing for ‘Other Faces’ (Man looking up), 2011
Charcoal and coloured pencil on paper
57,5 x 76,5cm
William Kentridge
Drawing for ‘Other Faces’ (Woman with head covered), 2011
Charcoal and coloured pencil on paper
57,5 x 79 cm
William Kentridge
Drawing for ‘Other Faces’ (Ledger page – woman side profile) , 2011
Charcoal and coloured pencil on paper
47,5 x 67,5 cm
William Kentridge
Drawing for 'Other Faces' (Horn of Africa), 2011
Charcoal and colored pencil on paper
97 x 140 cm
William Kentridge
Drawing for ‘Other Faces’ (Observatory), 2011
Charcoal and coloured pencil on paper
57 x 78,5 cm
William Kentridge
Untitled (Drawn/ Overdrawn – landscape), 2011
Charcoal on paper
46.5 x 66.5 cm
William Kentridge
Drawing for Other Faces ( Building View), 2011
Charcoal and coloured pencil on paper
54 x 42cm
William Kentridge
Untitled (Finish in black in circle), 2011
Charcoal on paper
36.5 x 46 cm
William Kentridge
Drawing for ‘Other Faces’ (Mother and Child), 2011
Charcoal and coloured pencil on paper
62 x 60 cm
William Kentridge
Drawing for ‘Other Faces’ (Bird, close up), 2011
Charcoal and coloured pencil on paper
60 x 80 cm
William Kentridge
Drawing for Other Faces (Large Landscape from West Park), 2011
Charcoal and coloured pencil on paper
81.28 x 121.92 cm
William Kentridge
Drawing for Other Faces (Soho, Double Faces Shouting), 2011
Charcoal and coloured pencil on paper
61 x 79.5 cm
William Kentridge
Drawing for ‘Other Faces’ (Ledger page – Pylon in landscape) , 2011
Charcoal and coloured pencil on paper
47,5 x 67,5 cm
William Kentridge
In Praise of Bad Clocks, 2011
Charcoal, coloured pencil and poster paint on brown pattern-makers paper
258 x 143cm
William Kentridge
Drawing for ‘Other Faces’ (Pamphlet – Prophet), 2011
Charcoal and coloured pencil on paper
57 x 79 cm
William Kentridge
Drawing for 'Other Faces' (Soho profile) , 2011
Charcoal and coloured pencil on paper
72 x 80 cm
William Kentridge
Drawing for 'Other Faces' (Landscape - trees and cemetery), 2011
Charcoal and coloured pencil on paper
Work: 79 x 103 cm Frame: 96.5 x 119.5 x 5 cm
William Kentridge
Resist the Day, and The Annihilating Full Stop, 2011
Charcoal, coloured pencil and poster paint on brown pattern-makers paper
258 x 283,5 cm
William Kentridge
Drawing for ‘Other Faces’ (Barbed wire fence), 2011
Charcoal and coloured pencil on paper
42 x 166 cm
William Kentridge
Bicycle Wheel, 2011
Mixed Media
3m height, footprint of 1m x 1m
William Kentridge
Untitled (Small film - 3 Landscapes), 2011
Charcoal on paper
61.5 x 40 cm
William Kentridge
Drawing from 'Other Faces' (Open Grave), 2011
Charcoal and coloured pencil on paper
80 x 121 cm
William Kentridge
Kinetic Sculpture (red flag, white flag), 2011
Mixed Media

William Kentridge
Kinetic Sculpture (bellows), 2011
Mixed Media
182 x 55 x 65 cm
William Kentridge
Drawing from 'Other Faces' (Drive-In Screen), 2011
Charcoal and colored pencil on paper
73 x 96 cm
William Kentridge
Kinetic Sculpture (Megaphone & white flag), 2011
Mixed media
2m (height) footprint of 700 x 700mm
William Kentridge
Untitled (9 birds in flight) , 2011
Charcoal on paper
40 x 53 cm each
William Kentridge
Drawing for Other Faces (Felicia/Sydney- Reading to patient), 2011
Charcoal and coloured pencil on paper

William Kentridge
Untitled (JHB That which is not Drawn/ Universal archive) , 2011
Charcoal on paper
54 x 80 cm
William Kentridge
Kinetic Sculpture (megaphone with red hand drill), 2011
Mixed Media
172cm (height), footprint 58 x 58 cm
William Kentridge
Drawing for Other Faces (Woman's Face- Faded), 2011
Charcoal and coloured pencil on paper
53 x 122 cm
William Kentridge
Drawing for 'Other Faces', (Protestors) , 2011
Charcoal and coloured pencil on paper
62.5 x 121cm
William Kentridge
Drawing for 'Other Faces', (Crowds in city streets) , 2011
Charcoal and coloured pencil on paper
70 x 121.5 cm
William Kentridge
Drawing for Other Faces (Drive in Screens), 2011
Charcoal and coloured pencil on paper, triptych
3 drawings: 73 x 96 cm each
William Kentridge
Drawing for ‘Other Faces’ (Man in suit), 2011
Charcoal and coloured pencil on paper
57 x 78 cm
William Kentridge
Drawing for 'Other Faces' (Soho looking out of window) , 2011
Charcoal and coloured pencil on paper
80 x 121 cm
William Kentridge
Drawing for 'Other Faces', (Protestors - close up) , 2011
Charcoal and coloured pencil on paper
62 x 121 cm
William Kentridge
Untitled (He that fled his fate/ Surviving 60 years), 2011
Charcoal on paper
48 x 67 cm
William Kentridge
Drawing for ‘Other Faces’ (Man - Side profile), 2011
Charcoal and coloured pencil on paper
43,5 x 61,5 cm
William Kentridge
Drawing from 'Other Faces' (Joburg Mall), 2011
Charcoal and colored pencil on paper
79 x 121 cm
William Kentridge
Drawing for ‘Other Faces’ (Addis Ababa Wholesale), 2011
Charcoal and coloured pencil on paper
57 x 79 cm
William Kentridge
Other Faces, 2011
Edition of 12 / HD transferred to DVD

William Kentridge / Other Faces / 2011 - Installation View

10 November - 17 December 2011

William Kentridge / Other Faces / 2011 - Installation View

10 November - 17 December 2011

William Kentridge / Other Faces / 2011 - Installation View

10 November - 17 December 2011

William Kentridge / Other Faces / 2011 - Installation View

10 November - 17 December 2011

William Kentridge / Other Faces / 2011 - Installation View

10 November - 17 December 2011

William Kentridge / Other Faces / 2011 - Installation View

10 November - 17 December 2011

William Kentridge / Other Faces / 2011 - Installation View

10 November - 17 December 2011

William Kentridge / Other Faces / 2011 - Installation View

10 November - 17 December 2011

William Kentridge / Other Faces / 2011 - Installation View

10 November - 17 December 2011

William Kentridge / Other Faces / 2011 - Installation View

10 November - 17 December 2011

William Kentridge / Other Faces / 2011 - Installation View

10 November - 17 December 2011

William Kentridge / Other Faces / 2011 - Installation View

10 November - 17 December 2011

William Kentridge / Other Faces / 2011 - Installation View

10 November - 17 December 2011

William Kentridge / Other Faces / 2011 - Installation View

10 November - 17 December 2011

William Kentridge / Other Faces / 2011 - Installation View

10 November - 17 December 2011

William Kentridge / Other Faces / 2011 - Installation View

10 November - 17 December 2011

William Kentridge / Other Faces / 2011 - Installation View

10 November - 17 December 2011

William Kentridge / Other Faces / 2011 - Installation View

10 November - 17 December 2011

William Kentridge

Untitled (Prophet Thsuma with car)

William Kentridge

Drawing for ‘Other Faces’ (Boy, head tilted to side)

William Kentridge

Drawing for Other Faces (Red Text)

William Kentridge

Drawing for Other Faces (Felicia, Sydney and baby)

William Kentridge

Drawing for ‘Other Faces’ (Man holding flash)

William Kentridge

Drawing for Other Faces (Landscape and building with arched roof)

William Kentridge

Drawing for ‘Other Faces’ (Monument)

William Kentridge

Untitled (Healing to all in Global – black)

William Kentridge

Drawing for ‘Other Faces’ (Man looking up)

William Kentridge

Drawing for ‘Other Faces’ (Woman with head covered)

William Kentridge

Drawing for ‘Other Faces’ (Ledger page – woman side profile)

William Kentridge

Drawing for 'Other Faces' (Horn of Africa)

William Kentridge

Drawing for ‘Other Faces’ (Observatory)

William Kentridge

Untitled (Drawn/ Overdrawn – landscape)

William Kentridge

Drawing for Other Faces ( Building View)

William Kentridge

Untitled (Finish in black in circle)

William Kentridge

Drawing for ‘Other Faces’ (Mother and Child)

William Kentridge

Drawing for ‘Other Faces’ (Bird, close up)

William Kentridge

Drawing for Other Faces (Large Landscape from West Park)

William Kentridge

Drawing for Other Faces (Soho, Double Faces Shouting)

William Kentridge

Drawing for ‘Other Faces’ (Ledger page – Pylon in landscape)

William Kentridge

In Praise of Bad Clocks

William Kentridge

Drawing for ‘Other Faces’ (Pamphlet – Prophet)

William Kentridge

Drawing for 'Other Faces' (Soho profile)

William Kentridge

Drawing for 'Other Faces' (Landscape - trees and cemetery)

William Kentridge

Resist the Day, and The Annihilating Full Stop

William Kentridge

Drawing for ‘Other Faces’ (Barbed wire fence)

William Kentridge

Bicycle Wheel

William Kentridge

Untitled (Small film - 3 Landscapes)

William Kentridge

Drawing from 'Other Faces' (Open Grave)

William Kentridge

Kinetic Sculpture (red flag, white flag)

William Kentridge

Kinetic Sculpture (bellows)

William Kentridge

Drawing from 'Other Faces' (Drive-In Screen)

William Kentridge

Kinetic Sculpture (Megaphone & white flag)

William Kentridge

Untitled (9 birds in flight)

William Kentridge

Drawing for Other Faces (Felicia/Sydney- Reading to patient)

William Kentridge

Untitled (JHB That which is not Drawn/ Universal archive)

William Kentridge

Kinetic Sculpture (megaphone with red hand drill)

William Kentridge

Drawing for Other Faces (Woman's Face- Faded)

William Kentridge

Drawing for 'Other Faces', (Protestors)

William Kentridge

Drawing for 'Other Faces', (Crowds in city streets)

William Kentridge

Drawing for Other Faces (Drive in Screens)

William Kentridge

Drawing for ‘Other Faces’ (Man in suit)

William Kentridge

Drawing for 'Other Faces' (Soho looking out of window)

William Kentridge

Drawing for 'Other Faces', (Protestors - close up)

William Kentridge

Untitled (He that fled his fate/ Surviving 60 years)

William Kentridge

Drawing for ‘Other Faces’ (Man - Side profile)

William Kentridge

Drawing from 'Other Faces' (Joburg Mall)

William Kentridge

Drawing for ‘Other Faces’ (Addis Ababa Wholesale)

William Kentridge

Other Faces

William Kentridge’s Other Faces has been drawn and filmed over the past year. It will be shown at Goodman Gallery Johannesburg in conjunction with a group of working drawings used in the film’s animation, as well as drawing fragments and prints. As with other films in the Drawings for Projection series, the artist uses a 35 mm movie camera to film the successive stages of charcoal drawings that are progressively altered through erasure and overdrawing.

Other Faces returns to the figure of Soho Eckstein, the industrialist and developer who is the key protagonist of the Drawings for Projection series. In this cycle of nine films created from 1989 through 2003, Kentridge addresses the doubling and contrary sides of the self, personified in the entrepreneur/capitalist Soho and his foil, the poet/ lover Felix.

In this most recent work, pin-striped Soho Eckstein moves through a series of collisions of circumstances and recollection. In the film, the city of Johannesburg – inconstant, desperate, desiring, impenetrable – appears not so much as context as it does subject, in images of streets, facades, landscapes, and people. Familiar and recent attributes of the city appear, with one image not just suggesting another image but indicating a connection to displaced emotions and displaced histories. There are references to the street corner civil wars of daily life, and to the xenophobic violence of the last few years. Philip Miller, the Johannesburg composer who has worked with William Kentridge over many projects, composed the music for the film. Catherine Meyburgh, video editor for most of the artist’s video work, is the editor.

William Kentridge’s work has been seen in museums and galleries around the world since the 1990s, including Documenta in Kassel, Germany (1997, 2003), the Museum of Modern Art in New York (1998, 2010), the Albertina Museum in Vienna (2010), Jeu de Paume in Paris (2010). Kentridge’s production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute was presented at Theatre de la Monnaie in Brussels, Festival d’Aix, and at La Scala in Milan. He directed Shostakovich’s The Nose for the Metropolitan Opera in New York in 2010 (which travelled to Festival d’Aix and Lyon in 2011), to coincide with a major exhibition at MoMA. Also in 2010 the Musee du Louvre in Paris presented Carnets d’Egypte, a project conceived especially for the Egyptian room at the Louvre. In the same year, Kentridge received the prestigious Kyoto Prize in recognition of his contributions in the field of arts and philosophy. In 2011, Kentridge was elected as an Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

William Kentridge

William Kentridge’s work has been seen in museums and galleries around the world since the 1990s, including Documenta in Kassel, Germany (1997, 2003, 2012), the Museum of Modern Art in New York (1998, 2010), the Albertina Museum in Vienna (2010), Jeu de Paume in Paris (2010), and the Musée du Louvre in Paris (2010), where he presented Carnets d’Egypte, a project conceived especially for the Egyptian Room. Kentridge’s production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute was presented at Theatre de la Monnaie in Brussels, Festival d’Aix, and in 2011 at La Scala in Milan, and his production of Shostakovich’s The Nose was seen at The New York Metropolitan Opera in 2010 and again in 2013, traveling to Festival d’Aix and to Lyon in 2011. The 5-channel video and sound installation The Refusal of Time was made for Documenta (13) in Kassel, Germany, in 2012; since then it has been seen at MAXXI in Rome, the Metropolitan Museum, New York, and other cities including Boston, Perth, Kyoto, Helsinki and Wellington. A substantial survey exhibition of Kentridge’s work opened in Rio de Janeiro in 2012, going on in following years to Porto Alegre, São Paulo, Bogota, Medellin, and Mexico City. In the summer of 2014 Kentridge’s production of Schubert’s Winterreise opened at the Vienna festival, Festival d’Aix, and Holland Festival. In the fall it opened at the Lincoln Center in New York. Paper Music, a concert of projections with live music by Philip Miller, opened in Florence in September 2014, and was presented at Carnegie Hall in New York in late October 2014. Both the installation The Refusal of Time and its companion performance piece Refuse the Hour were presented in Cape Town in February 2015. More recently, Kentridge’s production of the Alban Berg opera Wozzeck premiered at the Salzburg Festival in 2017, and earlier this year his latest performance project The Head & The Load opened at Tate Modern in London, and will travel to Park Avenue Armory in December 2018.

In 2010, Kentridge received the prestigious Kyoto Prize in recognition of his contributions in the field of arts and philosophy. In 2011, he was elected as an Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and received the degree of Doctor of Literature honoris causa from the University of London. In 2012, Kentridge presented the Charles Eliot Norton Lectures at Harvard University and was elected member of the American Philosophical Society and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Also in that year, he was awarded the Dan David Prize by Tel Aviv University, and was named as Commandeur des Arts et Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication. In 2013, William Kentridge was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts by Yale University and in 2014 received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Cape Town.

Upcoming News and Projects

In 2019, Kentridge’s celebrated production of the Alban Berg opera Wozzeck will run for seven performances at the Sydney Opera House from 25 January to 15 February. A major museum survey show at Kunstmuseum Basel, opening 8 June until 13 October. In the second-half of the year there will be a major Kentridge exhibition across two venues in Cape Town: Zeitz MOCAA and the Norval Foundation.