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William Kentridge

Ubo Tells the Truth, South Africa, 1997

Mixed media animation 3:38 min

Courtesy of Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg

Born in Johannesburg, William Kentridge a politically and socially active artist refers to the harsh realities and history of South Africa, apartheid, colonialism and their aftermath. His work transcends explicit political messages, and rather, addresses the human condition and art as an analogue of life. His art spans an interdisciplinary fusion of films, theater, charcoal drawings, prints and animation.