William Kentridge / Other Faces / 2011

About

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.

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

    William Kentridge

    Drawing for 'Other Faces', (Crowds in city streets) , 2011

    Charcoal and coloured pencil on paper

    70 x 121.5 cm

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

    William Kentridge

    Drawing for 'Other Faces', (Soho looking out of window) , 2011

    Charcoal and coloured pencil on

    80 x 121 cm

  • Untitled (9 birds in flight)

    William Kentridge

    Untitled (9 birds in flight) , 2011

    Charcoal on paper

    40 x 53 cm each

  • Drawing for 'Other Faces' (Soho profile)

    William Kentridge

    Drawing for 'Other Faces' (Soho profile) , 2011

    Charcoal and coloured pencil on paper

    72 x 80 cm

  • Drawing for ‘Other Faces’ (Observatory)

    William Kentridge

    Drawing for ‘Other Faces’ (Observatory), 2011

    Charcoal and coloured pencil on paper

    57 x 78,5 cm

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

    William Kentridge

    Drawing for Other Faces (Landscape and building with arched roof), 2011

    Charcoal and coloured pencil on paper

    92 x 114 cm

  • Drawing for ‘Other Faces’ (Monument)

    William Kentridge

    Drawing for ‘Other Faces’ (Monument), 2011

    Charcoal and coloured pencil on paper

    57 x 78,5 cm

  • Drawing for Other Faces (Red Text)

    William Kentridge

    Drawing for Other Faces (Red Text), 2011

    Charcoal and coloured pencil on paper

  • Drawing for Other Faces ( Building View)

    William Kentridge

    Drawing for Other Faces ( Building View), 2011

    Charcoal and coloured pencil on paper

    54 x 42cm

  • Drawing for ‘Other Faces’ (Mother and Child)

    William Kentridge

    Drawing for ‘Other Faces’ (Mother and Child), 2011

    Charcoal and coloured pencil on paper

    62 x 60 cm

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

    William Kentridge

    Drawing for ‘Other Faces’ (Bird, close up), 2011

    Charcoal and coloured pencil on paper

    60 x 80 cm

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

    William Kentridge

    Drawing for ‘Other Faces’ (Ledger page – Pylon in landscape) , 2011

    Charcoal and coloured pencil on paper

    47,5 x 67,5 cm

  • Drawing for ‘Other Faces’ (Pamphlet – Prophet)

    William Kentridge

    Drawing for ‘Other Faces’ (Pamphlet – Prophet), 2011

    Charcoal and coloured pencil on paper

    57 x 79 cm

  • Drawing for ‘Other Faces’ (Barbed wire fence)

    William Kentridge

    Drawing for ‘Other Faces’ (Barbed wire fence), 2011

    Charcoal and coloured pencil on paper

    42 x 166 cm

  • Untitled (Small film - 3 Landscapes)

    William Kentridge

    Untitled (Small film - 3 Landscapes), 2011

    Charcoal on paper

    61.5 x 40 cm

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

    William Kentridge

    Drawing from 'Other Faces' (Drive-In Screen), 2011

    Charcoal and colored pencil on paper

    73 x 96 cm

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

    William Kentridge

    Drawing for Other Faces (Felicia/Sydney- Reading to patient), 2011

    Charcoal and coloured pencil on paper

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

    William Kentridge

    Drawing for Other Faces (Woman's Face- Faded), 2011

    Charcoal and coloured pencil on paper

    53 x 122 cm

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

    William Kentridge

    Drawing for ‘Other Faces’ (Man - Side profile), 2011

    Charcoal and coloured pencil on paper

    43,5 x 61,5 cm

  • Drawing for ‘Other Faces’ (Addis Ababa Wholesale)

    William Kentridge

    Drawing for ‘Other Faces’ (Addis Ababa Wholesale), 2011

    Charcoal and coloured pencil on paper

    57 x 79 cm

  • Untitled (Prophet Thsuma with car)

    William Kentridge

    Untitled (Prophet Thsuma with car), 2011

    Charcoal on paper

    65 x 28.5 cm

  • Drawing for Other Faces (Felicia, Sydney and baby)

    William Kentridge

    Drawing for Other Faces (Felicia, Sydney and baby), 2011

    Charcoal and coloured pencil on paper

    165.5 x 90 cm

  • Untitled (Healing to all in Global – black)

    William Kentridge

    Untitled (Healing to all in Global – black), 2011

    Charcola on paper

    60 x 79.5 cm

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

    William Kentridge

    Drawing for ‘Other Faces’ (Ledger page – woman side profile) , 2011

    Charcoal and coloured pencil on paper

    47,5 x 67,5 cm

  • Untitled (Drawn/ Overdrawn – landscape)

    William Kentridge

    Untitled (Drawn/ Overdrawn – landscape), 2011

    Charcoal on paper

    46.5 x 66.5 cm

  • Untitled (Finish in black in circle)

    William Kentridge

    Untitled (Finish in black in circle), 2011

    Charcoal on paper

    36.5 x 46 cm

  • Drawing for Other Faces (Large Landscape from West Park)

    William Kentridge

    Drawing for Other Faces (Large Landscape from West Park), 2011

    Charcoal and coloured pencil on paper

    81.28 x 121.92 cm

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

    William Kentridge

    Drawing for 'Other Faces' (Landscape - trees and cemetery), 2011

    Charcoal and coloured pencil on paper

    80 x 104cm

  • Drawing from 'Other Faces' (Open Grave)

    William Kentridge

    Drawing from 'Other Faces' (Open Grave), 2011

    Charcoal and coloured pencil on paper

    80 x 121 cm

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

    William Kentridge

    Untitled (JHB That which is not Drawn/ Universal archive) , 2011

    Charcoal on paper

    54 x 80 cm

  • Drawing for Other Faces (Drive in Screens)

    William Kentridge

    Drawing for Other Faces (Drive in Screens), 2011

    Charcoal and coloured pencil on paper, triptych

    3 drawings: 73 x 96 cm each

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

    William Kentridge

    Drawing for 'Other Faces', (Protestors - close up) , 2011

    Charcoal and coloured pencil on paper

    62 x 121 cm

  • Drawing from 'Other Faces' (Joburg Mall)

    William Kentridge

    Drawing from 'Other Faces' (Joburg Mall), 2011

    Charcoal and colored pencil on paper

    79 x 121 cm

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

    William Kentridge

    Drawing for ‘Other Faces’ (Boy, head tilted to side), 2011

    Charcoal and coloured pencil on paper

    57,5 x 79 cm

  • Drawing for ‘Other Faces’ (Man holding flash)

    William Kentridge

    Drawing for ‘Other Faces’ (Man holding flash), 2011

    Charcoal and coloured pencil on paper

    57,5 x 79,5 cm

  • Drawing for ‘Other Faces’ (Man looking up)

    William Kentridge

    Drawing for ‘Other Faces’ (Man looking up), 2011

    Charcoal and coloured pencil on paper

    57,5 x 76,5 cm

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

    William Kentridge

    Drawing for ‘Other Faces’ (Woman with head covered), 2011

    Charcoal and coloured pencil on paper

    57,5 x 79 cm

  • Drawing for 'Other Faces' (Horn of Africa)

    William Kentridge

    Drawing for 'Other Faces' (Horn of Africa), 2011

    Charcoal and colored pencil on paper

    97 x 140 cm

  • Drawing for Other Faces (Soho,  Double Faces Shouting)

    William Kentridge

    Drawing for Other Faces (Soho, Double Faces Shouting), 2011

    Charcoal and coloured pencil on paper

    61 x 79.5 cm

  • In Praise of Bad Clocks

    William Kentridge

    In Praise of Bad Clocks, 2011

    Charcoal, coloured pencil and poster paint on brown pattern-makers paper

    258 x 143cm

  • Resist the Day & The Annihilating Full Stop

    William Kentridge

    Resist the Day & The Annihilating Full Stop, 2011

    Charcoal, coloured pencil and poster paint on brown pattern-makers paper

    258 x...

  • Bicycle Wheel

    William Kentridge

    Bicycle Wheel, 2011

    Mixed Media

    3m height, footprint of 1m x 1m

  • Kinetic Sculpture (red flag, white flag)

    William Kentridge

    Kinetic Sculpture (red flag, white flag), 2011

    Mixed Media

  • Kinetic Sculpture (bellows)

    William Kentridge

    Kinetic Sculpture (bellows), 2011

    Mixed Media

    182 x 55 x 65 cm

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  • Kinetic Sculpture (Megaphone & white flag)

    William Kentridge

    Kinetic Sculpture (Megaphone & white flag), 2011

    Mixed media

    2m (height) footprint of 700 x 700mm

    Edition of 2

  • Kinetic Sculpture (megaphone with red hand drill)

    William Kentridge

    Kinetic Sculpture (megaphone with red hand drill), 2011

    Mixed Media

    1.7m (height), footprint 500 x 500mm

    Edition of 3

    ...
  • Drawing for 'Other Faces', (Protestors)

    William Kentridge

    Drawing for 'Other Faces', (Protestors) , 2011

    Charcoal and coloured pencil on paper

    62.5 x 121cm

  • Drawing for ‘Other Faces’ (Man in suit)

    William Kentridge

    Drawing for ‘Other Faces’ (Man in suit), 2011

    Charcoal and coloured pencil on paper

    57 x 78 cm

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

    William Kentridge

    Untitled (He that fled his fate/ Surviving 60 years), 2011

    Charcoal on paper

    48 x 67 cm

  • Other Faces

    William Kentridge

    Other Faces, 2011

    Edition of 12 / HD transferred to DVD

    Edition of 12

  • Installation picture [William Kentridge / Other Faces / 2011]
  • Installation picture [William Kentridge / Other Faces / 2011]
  • Installation picture [William Kentridge / Other Faces / 2011]
  • Installation picture [William Kentridge / Other Faces / 2011]
  • Installation picture [William Kentridge / Other Faces / 2011]
  • Installation picture [William Kentridge / Other Faces / 2011]
  • Installation picture [William Kentridge / Other Faces / 2011]
  • Installation picture [William Kentridge / Other Faces / 2011]
  • Installation picture [William Kentridge / Other Faces / 2011]
  • Installation picture [William Kentridge / Other Faces / 2011]
  • Installation picture [William Kentridge / Other Faces / 2011]
  • Installation picture [William Kentridge / Other Faces / 2011]
  • Installation picture [William Kentridge / Other Faces / 2011]
  • Installation picture [William Kentridge / Other Faces / 2011]
  • Installation picture [William Kentridge / Other Faces / 2011]
  • Installation picture [William Kentridge / Other Faces / 2011]
  • Installation picture [William Kentridge / Other Faces / 2011]
  • Installation picture [William Kentridge / Other Faces / 2011]