WILLIAM KENTRIDGE

FIVE THEMES

29 October 2010 - 30 January 2011
William Kentridge
Self-Portrait [Testing the Library], 1998

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. 

 
Picture Gallery

 

William Kentridge

"Invisible Mending" (still), from "7 Fragments for Georges Méliès", 2003 
William Kentridge

"Invisible Mending" (still), from "7 Fragments for Georges Méliès", 2003 
William Kentridge

"Invisible Mending" (still), from "7 Fragments for Georges Méliès", 2003 
William Kentridge

Drawing for the film "Sobriety, Obesity & Growing Old [Soho and Mrs. Eckstein in Pool]", 1991 
 
William Kentridge

History of the Main Complaint (still), 1996 
William Kentridge

History of the Main Complaint (still), 1996 
William Kentridge

History of the Main Complaint (still), 1996 
William Kentridge

Bridge, 2001 
 
William Kentridge

Portage (detail), 2000 
William Kentridge

Act III, Scene 9, from the portfolio of eight etchings "Ubu Tells the Truth", 1996 
William Kentridge

Drawing for "II Sole 24 Ore" [World Walking], 2007 
William Kentridge

Black Box/Chambre Noire, 2005 
 
William Kentridge

Drawing for the opera "The Magic Flute", 2004-5 
William Kentridge

"A Lifetime of Enthusiasm" (still), from the installation "I am not me, the horse is not mine", 2008 
William Kentridge

"A Lifetime of Enthusiasm" (still), from the installation "I am not me, the horse is not mine", 2008 
William Kentridge

"A Lifetime of Enthusiasm" (still), from the installation "I am not me, the horse is not mine", 2008 
 
William Kentridge

"Commissariat for Enlightenment" (still), from the installation "I am not me, the horse is not mine", 2008 
William Kentridge

"Commissariat for Enlightenment" (still), from the installation "I am not me, the horse is not mine", 2008 
William Kentridge

"Commissariat for Enlightenment" (still), from the installation "I am not me, the horse is not mine", 2008 
William Kentridge

"His Majesty, the Nose" (still), from the installation "I am not me, the horse is not mine", 2008 
 
William Kentridge

"His Majesty, the Nose" (still), from the installation "I am not me, the horse is not mine", 2008 
William Kentridge

"His Majesty, the Nose" (still), from the installation "I am not me, the horse is not mine", 2008 
William Kentridge

Ohne Titel (Projektzeichnung “Reclining Woman”), 2001 
William Kentridge

Woman with Telephone, 2000 
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