William Kentridge

William Kentridge and Denis Hirson in Conversation at Marian Goodman Gallery, London July 15, 2018

Marian Goodman Gallery and Fourthwall Books present a conversation with William Kentridge and Denis Hirson, followed by a book signing of the new publication, "Footnotes for the Panther," on Sunday, July 15, 2018, from 11 am at Marian Goodman Gallery, London.

Please RSVP to LondonRSVP@mariangoodman.com to reserve a place.

William Kentridge’s “The Head & The Load” at Tate Modern July 11 - 15, 2018

William Kentridge’s "The Head & the Load" combines music, dance, film projections, mechanized sculptures and shadow play to tell the story of the millions of African porters and carriers who served British, French and German forces during the First World War. The world premiere of this major new work will be staged in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall in London. All tickets are sold out.

William Kentridge at the Milwaukee Art Museum June 22 – August 19, 2018

William Kentridge: More Sweetly Play the Dance is an immersive, multisensory experience, combining drawing, filmmaking, and animation with a spirited soundtrack, the celebrated work runs the length of the galleries, engaging visitors in a brass band–led danse macabre (or medieval “dance of death”) that speaks to issues around life, mortality, migration, and displacement. The installation features the eight-channel projection and sculptural components, including school chairs for visitors to sit in and large megaphones through which part of the soundtrack is played.

More Sweetly Play the Dance is fourteen minutes long and plays on a continuous loop.

William Kentridge at MASS MOCA May 3 + 4, 2018

William Kentridge — a remarkably versatile artist whose evocative vision combines the political with the poetic, while combining elements of visual and performative arts — brings a troupe of more than 50 performers for a two-week residency culminating in a work-in-progress performance of The Head and The Load — which deals with subjects as sobering as apartheid, colonialism, and totalitarianism. Kentridge’s highly personal work is often imbued with lyrical undertones in his critical examination of aspects of his native South African society.

William Kentridge at Liebieghaus Skulpturesammlung March 22 - August 26, 2018

O Sentimental Machine is a vast and sprawling collection of over 80 new and older works.  The exhibition embodies an attempt to work through man’s complex relationship with machinery and the double-edged sword of technological progress. Through Kentridge’s trademark range of artistic mediums — charcoal drawings, sculpture, objects and film — O Sentimental Machine explores the nature of the machine, particularly in relation to the concept of movement and motion, and industrial development from the nineteenth century onwards. 

William Kentridge at Cincinnati Art Museum April 26 - November 5, 2017

William Kentridge’s More Sweetly Play the Dance will make its North American museum premiere at the Cincinnati Art Museum. 

This powerful film installation encircles the viewer with seven screens, on which a procession of travelers passes across a charcoal-drawn animated landscape. The immersive panorama hints at multiple histories, evoking a danse macabre, a jazz funeral, an exodus and a journey. Accompanied by a brass band, the film references medieval manuscripts and the storylines of refuge throughout history.

William Kentridge at Cincinnati Art Museum
William Kentridge at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art February 16- June 18, 2017

For the first time in Scandinavia, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art is presenting a major solo exhibition of William Kentridge. William Kentridge – Thick Time focuses on a number of the artist’s distinctive works from the period 2003-2016, among others Right Into Her Arms (2016), O Sentimental Machine (2015) and More Sweetly Play the Dance (2015). Naturally the new acquisition to the Louisiana Collection The Refusal of Time (2012) - a masterly installation first shown here in the spring of 2016 - will also be part of the presentation as will be an entirely new work that Kentridge is preparing specifically for the exhibition at Louisiana.


William Kentridge and Giuseppe Penone in "Sculpture in the City" June 28- May 2017

The City of London’s annual public art program, "Sculpture in the City", places contemporary art works in unexpected locations, providing a visual juxtaposition to the capital’s insurance district.

This year’s edition, the largest to date, will showcase 15 works ranging considerably in scale and will include William Kentridge, in collaboration with Gerhard Marx, and Giuseppe Penone.

Kentridge and Marx will present Fire Walker (2009) on Bishopsgate while Penone will be showing Idee di Pietra – 1372 KG di Luce (2010) in front of Norman Foster’s the Gherkin, St Mary Axe.