South African artist William Kentridge produces works that exist somewhere between film, drawing and theater and sometimes as a combination of all three. Kentridge’s drawings and stop-motion videos often have a subtle but reflectively political undertone, investigating the cultural dualities of South Africa and the artist’s birth city of Johannesburg.
Along with Jeff Koons, Cindy Sherman, John Baldessari and Carrie Mae Weems, Mr. Kentridge will be featured in season five of the Peabody Award-winning series Art: 21 — Art in the Twenty-First Century on PBS, Oct. 7.
Contemporary artists grapple with the complex issues of our time, ask tough questions, and make works that delight, amaze and sometimes unsettle audiences worldwide. Through in-depth profiles and dynamic behind-the-scenes footage featuring artists speaking directly about their inspirations and ideas, Season Five shows a broad range of artistic practice, technical innovation, and experimentation, from artists tackling large-scale collaborative projects in hangar-like studios, to those working in the quiet of more intimate studio settings.
Can’t wait until October? You can view the previous seasons of Art in the Twenty-First Century on hulu.