06 December, 2005
William Kentridge, image from Black Box/Chambre Noire, 2005
In the winter of 2005, the South African artist William Kentridge and I met in Central Park for a walk through Christo’s installation The Gates. He was just starting to work on a new commission from Deutsche Bank for the Deutsche Guggenheim in Berlin called Black Box/Chambre Noire. William Kentridge is best known for his animated films as well as theatrical collaborations with the Handspring Puppet Company, founded in Cape Town by Basil Jones and Adrian Kohler. Kentridge has exhibited widely, from the 1993 Venice Biennale to the Museum of Modern Art (Projects 68, 1999), the Hirshhorn Museum (2001), the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York (2001), Centre Georges Pompidou (2002), Castello di Rivoli (2004), and The Metropolitan Museum of Art (2005). He has also been awarded the prestigious Carnegie Prize at the Carnegie International (1999).
interview at db artmag