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LIVE Conversation Portraits: WILLIAM KENTRIDGE: Learning from the Absurd

March 12, 2010

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 How does a nose move? Where do ideas come from? How do you draw a cat? Versatile South African artist, William Kentridge explains how he stalks the absurd to make it visible, in a conversation with Paul Holdengräber.

~ Conversation Portrait by Flash Rosenberg ~
Artist-in-Residence, LIVE from the New York Public Library
~ ideas drawn as they are discussed in real time ~

executive producers: Ron Qurashi, Diane Charles
- for Intelligent Life Productions
sponsor: Lexus for L/
- for Team One Advertising: Chris Graves
- for Lexus:Robin Pisz
live-drawing and direction: Flash Rosenberg
video editor: Sarah Lohman
music: Ken Rosenberg​LIVE

© Flash Rosenberg 2010
WILLIAM KENTRIDGE combines the political with the poetic. Best known for animated films based on his charcoal drawings, he also works in prints, books, collage, sculpture and the performing arts. Kentridge’s premiere of Shotakovich’s “The Nose” (based on the Gogol short story) at the Metropolitan Opera coincided with a major retrospective of his work at the Museum of Modern Art.