William Kentridge: Five Themes. K 5
OUT OF PRINT
Mark Rosenthal (Ed.)
Yale University Press, New Hanven & London, 2009
out of print
This extraordinary catalogue, produced in close collaboration with the artist, investigates the five primary themes that have engaged Kentridge over the course of his career:
1. Soho and Felix: works featuring Kentridge’s best-known characters, the businessman Soho Eckstein and his alter ego, the anxiety-ridden Felix Teitlebaum.
2. Ubu and the Procession: inspired by Ubu Roi, these projects reflect the excitement, conflict, and rapid social changes in post-apartheid South Africa.
3. Artist in the Studio: an examination of Kentridge’s practice and his emergence as an installation artist.
4. The Magic Flute: work related to the artist’s set designs for Mozart’s opera.
5. The Nose: Kentridge’s most recent production, including work inspired by his staging of the Shostakovich opera for New York’s Metropolitan Opera in spring 2010.
Kentridge has created a DVD especially for this publication; it includes fragments from significant film projects (both known and newly completed) as well as commentary that sheds further light on the artist’s work.