William Kentridge

Mrz 10, 2012


William Kentridge: Five Themes celebrates the work of one of the world’s leading contemporary artists.
Featuring over 60 works ranging from animations, drawings and prints to theatre models, sculptures and books, the exhibition explores five key themes of Kentridge’s career, including his direction of „The Magic Flute“ for the renowned Belgian opera house, La Monnaie, and the animated films he developed for a 2010 production of The Nose at the Metropolitan Opera in New York.

Born in 1955 in South Africa, William Kentridge rose to prominence as an artist and animator, winning international acclaim for his stop motion films of layered charcoal drawings. Melancholic and magical, his work is strongly tied to the social and political environment of his home country in the pre- and post-Apartheid era. Tackling issues of colonial oppression, reconciliation, the transient nature of individual and shared memory, Kentridge deftly combines the political with the poetic in work that spans various artforms, from visual art to theatre to the world of the moving image. Inspired by European literature, classical music, opera, plays and early cinema, Kentridge uses archetypal characters to build whimsical, poignant and playful narratives in which good and evil are both complementary and inseparable forces.

Australian Centre For The Moving Image

March 8th – May 27th, 2012
Federation Square
Melbourne Victoria 3000