The installation evolved from Kentridge’s conversations with Harvard professor Peter Galison about the conception of time at the beginning of the twentieth century.
Combining music, dance, film projections, shadow theatre and kinetic sculpture, the piece tells the little-known story of the two million Africans who served as porters for British, German and French forces during the First World War.
Four Goodman Gallery artists – Kendell Geers, William Kentridge, Tabita Rezaire and Tracey Rose – will take part in the New York City Biennial Performa 17 (1 – 19 November).
As a newly commissioned work which draws its inspiration from Kurt Schwitters’ seminal sonic poem titled , Kentridge’s performance at Performa 17 is strongly linked to his ongoing practice in which he responds to the legacies of colonialism and apartheid within the context of South Africa’s current socio-political landscape.
UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance presents two performances of William Kentridge’s .
With music composed by Kentridge’s longtime collaborator, Philip Miller, it recounts a tale that begins with the myth of Perseus and ends with Einstein’s visionary findings.
The Friends of Iziko SA National Gallery, a not-for-profit membership-based organisation, has supported the institution in its role as South Africa’s premier public national art museum, through full or partial funding of acquisitions, as well as a variety of educational and conservation initiatives since 1968.