"I still think the social function of art is that kind of negative aesthetic. Otherwise there’s no social function for it."
From the series, "Exclusive"
Set designer Sabine Theunissen and scenic artist John Pitts share how the opera curtain for William Kentridge's production of "The Nose" (2010) was enlarged, by hand, from a humble collage. Filmed on location at Kentridge's studio in Johannesburg, South Africa, and at The Metropolitan Opera's workshop in The Bronx, New York.
Producer: Wesley Miller & Nick Ravich. Interview: Eve Moros Ortega & Susan Sollins. Camera: Robert Elfstrom & Joel Shapiro. Sound: Tom Bergin & Ray Day. Editor: Mary Ann Toman. Artwork Courtesy: William Kentridge. Special Thanks: The Metropolitan Opera, New York; John Pitts & Sabine Theunissen. © 2010 Art21, Inc.