South African artist finds inspiration in Russian literature

A retrospective of works by prominent South African artist William Kentridge is set to open in Moscow, and RT talks to the exhibition’s curator.

William Kentridge made a name for himself in the 1990s with a series of cartoons depicting the everyday life of apartheid. Over the years, his fame has grown – along with the richness of his works.

“William Kentridge has become extremely well known in the last 20 years,” curator Mark Rosenthal told RT. “His work is very rich in its physics – he makes drawings, sculptures, movies, operas. He also has a wonderful kind of emotional richness, which comes from his subject.”

The artist was also very much interested in Russian culture, from which he drew inspiration for one of the installations that is going on show in Moscow.

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