On Theme

For the first time, Art21 presents education and media mash-ups exploring specific topics from our collection of related digital materials. Utilizing Art21’s video, image, and transcript archives, these resources are designed to empower teachers with prompts for initiating dialogue and hands-on activities based on specific themes like Collaboration, Play, and Narrative. In several instances, discussion questions connect Kentridge with other Art21 artists in order to explore similarities and differences in process or thinking.

Educators are encouraged to contribute their own ideas for questions or activities related to the topics, as well as to contribute additional media sources or artists.

Production still from the film William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible. © Art21, Inc. and The Metropolitan Opera, 2010.

Collaboration

By Jessica Hamlin
Published: December 7th, 2010
From L: William Kentridge. Drawing for the film History of the Main Complaint, 1996. Charcoal and pastel on paper; 31 1/2 x 47 1/4 in. Copyright and courtesy of William Kentridge. R: William Kentridge. Drawing for the film History of the Main Complaint, 1996. Charcoal and pastel on paper; 47 1/4 x 63 in. Copyright and courtesy of William Kentridge.

Narrative & Personal History

By Jessica Hamlin
Published: November 18th, 2010
William Kentridge creating video animation for Breathe (2008) in his studio, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2008. William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible, production still, 2010. © Art21, Inc. 2010.

Play & Process

By Jessica Hamlin
Published: November 10th, 2010