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Events in Jerusalem

William Kentridge: Five Themes

William Kentridge: Five Themes at 04.03.2011

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Friday mar 4th

The Israel Museum presents "William Kentridge: Five Themes."

March 4, 2011 - July 30, 2011

This major traveling survey of recent work by the renowned South African artist William Kentridge spans the 1980s to the present, with particular emphasis on projects completed since 2000. The presentation features nearly 100 works in a variety of mediums-including drawing, print, animation, theatrical design, books, and sculpture-and is structured around five primary themes that have engaged Kentridge over the course of his career, tracing the development of his subject matter from a specifically South African context to the exploration of more universal subjects. While known for addressing apartheid in his native country, the artist has in recent years expanded dramatically both the scale of his projects and their thematic concerns, newly among them his studio practice, colonialism in Namibia and Ethiopia, and, most recently, post-revolutionary Russian history. Other highlights include new drawings and a film installation inspired by his staging of The Nose, Dmitri Shostakovich's opera based on the short story by Nikolai Gogol, which premiered at the Metropolitan Opera, New York, in spring 2010.

William Kentridge: Five Themes is organized by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Norton Museum of Art, and curated by Mark Rosenthal, Adjunct Curator at the Norton Museum of Art. At the Israel Museum, the exhibition is organized by Suzanne Landau, Yulla and Jacques Lipchitz Chief Curator of the Fine Arts and Landeau Family Curator of Contemporary Art.

Image: William Kentridge: Johannesburg - The Second Greatest City after Paris. 1989. Courtesy of the Israel Museum.

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