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"William Kentridge Receives the 1999 Carnegie Prize"
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Carnegie Museum of Art
Pittsburgh, PA, USA United States of America

The 1999 Carnegie Prize was awarded to Willliam Kentridge for his film Stereoscope, 1999. The prize comes with a $10,000 cash award, was one of the highlight events at last week's opening of the Carnegie International. Richard Armstrong, the Henry J. Heinz II Director of Carnegie Museum of Art said that... On behalf of the Jury of Award, the museum was delighted to honor Kentridge fr this exceptional film...noting that..Kentridge has produced an influential body of work that helps reintroduce South African art to the world.

William Kentridge’s work was first exhibited in and around Johannesburg in the late 1970s. In 1989 he began to participate in international group shows, including Memory and Geography. Africus Johannesburg Biennale (1995); Jurassic Technologies Revenant, the 10th Biennale of Sydney (1996); documenta X, Kassel, Sexta Bienal de La Habana, Truce: Echoes of Art in an Age of Endless Conclusions, SITE Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Delta, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (1997); and 48th Venice Biennale (1999). Solo shows of Kentridge’s work have appeared at The Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg (1992, 1994, 1997); The Drawing Center, New York, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, California, Palais des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles, Brussels, and Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (1998); and Museum of Modern Art, New York, and Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris (1999). Kentridge has also directed and designed many theater productions, including the highly acclaimed Ubu and the Truth Commission (1997).


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