William Kentridge: Anything is Possible
by Susan Sollins, Charles Atlas, Stati Uniti 2010, 54'
PHOTOGRAPHY: Bob Elfstrom, Joel Shapiro   VOICE OVER: Jace Alexander
SOUND: Tom Bergin, Ray Day, Justin Matley, Patrick Mullins, Roger Phenix, Mark Roy, Merce Williams   EDITING: Mark Sutton, Mary Ann Toman
  PRODUCTION: Art21, Susan Sollins

Schermo dell'Arte - Archivio Film Presented at The Screen of the Arts 2011

Celebrated last year in Milan and Naples with a series of shows and events dedicated to his artistic, theatrical and musical productions, William Kentridge has developed his entire research around drawing. Honored with the prestigious Kyoto Prize in 2010, awarded by the Inamori Foundation, Kentridge, in his animated black-and-white flms, tells the story of apartheid in South Africa, reflecting and questioning himself during the course of over 30 years of work on themes of historical, political and social natures. Interviewed in his Johannesburg studio, the artist recounts his personal course and his poetics, showing himself in his role as performer, director and scenographer during the realization of his most recent projects: from the video Breathe (2008), to the performance I Am Not Me, The Horse Is Not Mine (2008), performed by Kentridge himself; up to the theatrical piece The Nose (2010) by Dmitri Shostakovich, inspired by Gogol’s book. The documentary won the Peabody Award.

Susan Sollins
Executive Director and founder of Art21, Sollins was the Curator of Education (Chief, Museum Programs) at the Smithsonian’s American Art Museum, and Curator of its Discovery Gallery, which showcased contemporary art. Under Sollins leadership, the five seasons of Art21 - Art in Twenty-First Century have won many awards, including the George Foster Peabody Award. Sollins is the co-founder and Executive Director Emerita of Independent Curators International (ICI), a nonprofit organization that develops, organizes, and circulates traveling exhibitions of contemporary art. In 2008, she was awarded the Skowhegan Governors Award for Services to Artists.

Charles Atlas
Charles Atlas is a filmmaker and video artist. Since the 1970s, he has made pioneering media/dance works, multi-channel video installations,video art works for television and live electronic performances. Atlas has collaborated with performers and choreographers, and acted as Consulting Director for Art21. His feature-length film Merce Cunningham: A Lifetime of Dance won the Best Documentary Award at Dance Screen 2000 in Monaco. He lives and works in New York City and Paris


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