William Kentridge: Five Themes, a comprehensive survey of the contemporary South African artist's work, will open at the Albertina October 29th, 2010.
Featuring more than 60 works in a range of media - including animated films, drawings, prints, theater models, sculptures,
and books - the exhibition is co-organized by SFMOMA and the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, Florida.
In close collaboration with the artist, the exhibition explores five primary themes that have engaged Kentridge over the past three decades.
Although the exhibition highlights projects completed since 2000, it will also present, for the first time, Kentridge's most recent work alongside his earlier projects from the 1980s and 1990s - revealing as never before the full arc of his distinguished career.
William Kentridge: Five Themes is organized by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Norton Museum of Art. Generous support for the exhibition is provided by the Koret Foundation. Additional support is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Texts by Michael Auping,
Cornelia H. Butler,
Rudolf Frieling, Judith B. Hecker, William Kentridge. Foreword: Klaus A. Schröder.