09.10.2019 - 26.01.2020

William Kentridge: Other Faces

The animation Other Faces by William Kentridge is on display in the media space of the Touch exhibition. Kentridge comments on social injustice in his art and draws on the violent history of South Africa and reflections on it today.

The story of the animation Other Faces begins in post-apartheid South Africa when the white real estate mogul Soho Eckstein is involved in a car accident with a black preacher on a busy road in Johannesburg.

Born in Johannesburg, William Kentridge comments on social injustice in his art and draws on the violent history of South Africa and reflections on it today. He examines the collective trauma caused by apartheid and civil war by exploring individual experiences.

The animation Other Faces is built up of charcoal drawings. Kentridge has filmed the process of erasing and drawing over the frames with a 35mm camera. Duration 9:35 min.

The Other Faces is on display at EMMA as a part of the Touch exhibition. The exhibition presents a curated pick of Finnish and international contemporary works from the Saastamoinen Foundation Art Collection.

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