February 26, 2011

Boston University presents William Kentridge

Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Visual Arts
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One of South Africa’s leading visual artists, William Kentridge is best known for his remarkable films, works on paper, and theatre productions. Kentridge’s work touches on the atrocities of apartheid and social injustice, yet also reflects the exhilarating freedom of the new South Africa. Lynne Allen, Director of the BU School of Visual Arts, explains, “William Kentridge, whose work crosses boundaries between theater, film, visual art and language, is a fitting role model for any young artist today. His awareness of the inequities within his own country, and his ability to draw attention to them in a way that is at once comic while heartbreaking, are clear examples of an artist who is fearless with content and the means of expressing it.”

Founded in 1839, Boston University is an internationally recognized private research university with more than 30,000 students participating in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. BU consists of 17 colleges and schools along with a number of multi-disciplinary centers and institutes which are central to the school’s research and teaching mission. The Boston University College of Fine Arts was created in 1954 to bring together the School of Music, the School of Theatre, and the School of Visual Arts. The University’s vision was to create a community of artists in a conservatory-style school offering professional training in the arts to both undergraduate and graduate students, complemented by a liberal arts curriculum for undergraduate students. Since those early days, education at the College of Fine Arts has begun on the BU campus and extended into the city of Boston, a rich center of cultural, artistic and intellectual activity.


Tim Hamill Visiting Artist Lecture: William Kentridge

Monday, February 28, 6:30pm

Morse Auditorium
602 Commonwealth Avenue (corner of Blandford Street), Boston
T Green Line, B train, Blandford Street stop

Lecture is free and open to the public or 617.353.3371

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