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Voorbeschouwing Anniversary of the Revolution

Former NRC-Handelsblad’s Russia correspondent Raymond van den Boogaard takes a close look at Dziga Vertov’s Anniversary of the Revolution. The film celebrates the first anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution and includes numerous shots of Red Army commander Leon Trotsky, the founder of the Red Army who fell into disfavour in the 1920s and who is also the protagonist of William Kentridge’s film installation O Sentimental Machine, which is currently part of Kentridge's exhibition in Eye. 

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Vertov and Kentridge partly made use of the same newsreels. Vertov received them directly from the lab, Kentridge was able to rely on Eye”s collection department.

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William Kentridge (2019)

In 2015, the South African artist William Kentridge donated 10 Drawings for Projection (1989-2011) to the Eye Filmmuseum. These ten short animation films marked Kentridge’s breakthrough on the international art scene. Illuminating the eventful history of South Africa, these films will be shown at Eye this summer as part of a larger installation.

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William Kentridge, 10 Drawings for Projection, Other Faces (2011)
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