Wednesday, October 21, 2015

William Kentridge gives major collection to George Eastman Museum

By Joshua Barone
William Kentridge's work " More Sweetly Play the Dance," (2015).Credit Courtesy of the artist and George Eastman Museum
NEW YORK---William Kentridge, the South African artist known for his animated films and forays into theatrical design, will soon take a sort of permanent residence in Rochester, N.Y. Just weeks before his production of Alban Berg’s “Lulu” opens at the Metropolitan Opera, Mr. Kentridge has given the definitive collection of his archive and art — films, videos and digital works — to the George Eastman Museum there. The museum, founded in the 1940s, has one of the world’s largest and oldest photography and film collections. [link]