The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is the sole West Coast and final U.S. venue of South African artist William Kentridges haunting drawings and animated films. The exhibition remains on view through October 6, 2002. This is the first American retrospective of Kentridge's work and includes eleven animated films, more than 60 drawings, two sculptural installations and video presentations of theater and opera productions designed and scripted by Kentridge. Known for expressing the complex political and historical realities of his homeland, Kentridges short animations are an ongoing narrative featuring the pin-stripe-suited, factory owner Soho Eckstein and his alter ego, Felix Teitlebaum, who represent the two sides of life in South Africa. The exhibition also includes a collection of Kentridges "drawings for projection" with the corresponding films. For more information, call 323- 857-6512 or visit http://www.lacma.org.
In "William Kentridge: Quite the Opposite of Cartoons," the amazing animation films of South African William Kentridge are discussed by Philippe Moins.