William Kentridge


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William Kentridge's Lulu at The Met

From 5 November to 3 December, at the Metropolitan Opera in NYC, William Kentridge applies his unique theatrical vision to Alban Berg’s notorious femme fatale in the opera Lulu, a woman who shatters lives, including her own. Soprano Marlis Petersen has excited audiences around the world with her portrayal of the tour-de-force title role, a wild journey of love, obsession, and death. Susan Graham joins a winning cast, including Daniel Brenna and Johan Reuter.
Kentridge’s performance piece Refuse the Hour created with composer Philip Miller for a performer, three singers or vocalists, seven musicians, a number of machines and a set of videos runs at the Brooklyn Academy of Music from 18 to 24 October.

William Kentridge at the Istanbul Biennial

New work by William Kentridge will be included on the exhibition Saltwater: a Theory of Thought Forms at the 14th Istanbul Biennial from 5 September to 1 November, and Kentridge will sit on an advisory body for the event set up by curator Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev.
According to the Art Newspaper the biennial will be “a city-wide project on the Bosphorus that considers different frequencies and patterns of waves, the currents and densities of water both visible and invisible that poetically shape and transform the world.”
Kentridge will exhibit a new work titled O Sentimental Machine with a main film referring to an article written by Trotsky in the 1920s about “understanding man as a machine and the process of socialist transformation being the changing of inputs into this machine, even into that part of the machine known as psychology,” according to to the artist. The piece will be installed at the Hotel Splendid, close to the house where Trotsky lived in exile between 1929 and 1933.

Goodman Gallery at the FNB Joburg Art Fair 2015

For the FNB Joburg Art Fair 2015, Goodman Gallery shares its focus with the fair on vigorous forms of experimental film and live performance. Goodman Gallery has collaborated with the Johannesburg Art Gallery and Artlogic to present Candice Breitz’s multi-channel video installation Him + Her – marking the inaugural presentation of this two-part work in a South African context. As the featured artist at the fair, Breitz will also present selected work from the series Portrait of an Artist – which has been developed especially for the event.
Nelisiwe Xaba will present a specially devised work for the fair’s performance platform. Titled The Urban Mermaid, Xaba’s performance takes its inspiration from the myth of the half-woman half-fish creature. According to the artist, in different contexts mermaids “are called different names: Mami Wata, Sirene, Mamlambo, Water Meisie and Madam Poisson. What is interesting is that the mermaid has different stories from different cities around the world… This gives an opportunity for one to create their own story or myth.”
Goodman Gallery also presents a curated selection of works with an emphasis on both recent achievements and iconic early work. Of note is a video work by Hank Willis Thomas titled Winter in America. Major practitioners to feature on the gallery booth include, Kudzanai Chiurai, Kendell Geers, David Goldblatt, William Kentridge, Liza Lou, Tracey Rose, Mikhael Subotzky, Hank Willis Thomas and Gerhard Marx. New orientations in Goodman Gallery’s growing stable include Nolan Oswald Dennis, Jabulani Dhlamini, Gabrielle Goliath, Misheck Masamvu, and Adejoke Tugbiyele.
The art fair runs from 11 to 13 September 2015 at the Sandton Convention Centre.

Various artists at the Beijing Biennale

The exhibition TWENTY: Art in the Time of Democracy is sponsored by the Shanghai-based company Zendai Development South Africa, and will present South African artists at this year’s Beijing Biennale. The exhibition is co-curated by Karen von Veh, professor in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Johannesburg’s Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture (Fada) with Gordon Froud, Fada senior lecturer. Goodman Gallery artists exhibiting in Beijing include William Kentridge, David Koloane, Brett Murray, Sam Nhlengethwa, Walter Oltmann and Diane Victor. The Beijing International Art Biennale runs throughout September 2015.

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  • 2014: Winterreise

    2014: Drawings: East Rand Proprietary Mines Cash Book

    2013 - 2014: Rebus

    2013: Tango for Page Turning

    2013: Second-Hand Reading

    2012: No, It Is

    2011 to 2012: The Refusal of Time

    2011: Other Faces

    2010: Carnets d'Egypte

    2007 to 2010: The Nose

    2008: (REPEAT) From the Beginning

    2008: I am not me, the horse is not mine

    2007: What will come...has already come

    2005: Preparing the Flute

    2005: The Magic Flute Opera

    2003 to 2004: Tide Table

    2003: 7 Fragments for Georges Méliés & Journey to the Moon

    2002: Zeno Writing

    2001: Medicine Chest

    2001 - Present: Tapestries

    1999: Shadow Procession

    1999: Sleeping on Glass

    1999: Stereoscope

    1998: Ritorno d'Ulisse

    1997: WEIGHING... and WANTING

    1996 to 1997: Ubu Tells the Truth

    1996: History of the Main Complaint

    1994: Felix in Exile

    1991: Sobriety, Obesity, and Growing Old

    1991: Mine

    1990: Monument

    1989: Johannesburg Second Greatest City after Paris

  • Solo exhibitions

    William Kentridge / Drawings: East Rand Proprietary Mines Cash Book / 2014

    William Kentridge / NO, IT IS / 2012 - 2013

    William Kentridge / Other Faces / 2011

    William Kentridge / (Repeat) From The Beginning / 2008

    William Kentridge / What Will Come / 2007

    William Kentridge / Preparing The Flute / 2005

    William Kentridge / "Zeno Writing" and "Automatic Writing" / 2003

    William Kentridge / Stereoscope / 1999

    Group exhibitions

    Edge of Silence / 2015

    Other People's Memories / 2015

    The Poetry In Between: South-South / 2015

    Surfacing / 2014

    C-16 / 2013

    Editions / 2013

    Advance/...Notice / 2012

    Summer Show / 2012

    Dancing with Dada / 2011

    Winter Show / Cape Town / 2010

    Winter Show / Joburg / 2010

    In Context / 2010

    The Marks We Make / 2010

  • Biography

    Solo Exhibitions

    Group Exhibitions

    Teaching, Lectureships and Workshop

    Awards and Merits

    Academic Record and Residencies


    Selected Articles and Reviews




    Film Festivals

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  • Videos

    The Soho Chronicles: Conversation with William and Matthew Kentridge

    Talking cure for the studio

  • Press for William Kentridge

    William Kentridge / Broadway World / November 2015

    A LULU of an Evening at the Met by Richard Sasanow (129.1 KB)

    William Kentridge / New York Times / November 2015

    Finding beauty in a wrenching Lulu at the Met by Anthony Tommasini (688.5 KB)

    William Kentridge / The Business Times / Asia / 20 August 2015

    Two's a treat By Helmi Yusof (583 KB)

    William Kentridge / South China Morning Post / China / 15 August 2015

    South African artist William Kentridge on his Beijing retrospective By Payal Uttam (482.5 KB)

    William Kentridge / Netwerk / South Africa / 13 July 2015

    Kentridge stal eerste keer sy kunswerke in China en Suid-Korea uit By Netwerk (346.6 KB)

    William Kentridge / Art Radar / Asia / 7 July 2015

    Opera and politics: William Kentridge and the art of allegory By Michele Chan (10 MB)

    William Kentridge / Artdaily.org / Mexico / 29 July 2015

    Ullens Center for Contemporary Art presents a comprehensive retrospective of William Kentridge By Artdaily.org (1.1 MB)

    William Kentridge / Classic Feel / South Africa / July 2015

    Workhorse Foundry By Classic Feel (5.8 MB)

    William Kentridge / ShanghaiDaily.com / China / 21 July 2015

    William Kentridge: Welcome inside my head By Shanghai Daily (70.1 KB)

    William Kentridge / Blouin Artinfo / United Kingdom / 2 July 2015

    William Kentridge at the UCCA in Beijing By Darryl Wee (1006.4 KB)

    William Kentridge / Media Update / South Africa / 22 June 2015

    SA theatre productions nominated for Toronto’s Dora Mavor Moore Awards By Media Update (120.5 KB)

    William Kentridge / Los Angeles Times / Los Angeles / 20 July 2015

    An unassuming storefront. A major museum. A collaboration that takes museum art to the people of L.A. By Carolina A. Miranda (2.1 MB)

    William Kentridge / New York Times / New York / 27 May 2015

    Bringing a Complex Opera to Heel By Nina Siegal (184.6 KB)

    William Kentridge / Creative Feel / South Africa / May 2015

    Creative Icon By Creative Feel (2.7 MB)

    William Kentridge / Netwerk / South Africa / 7 May 2015

    Reuse fries van William Kentridge gaan pryk in Rome By Laetitia Pople (3.7 MB)

    William Kentridge / Creative Feel / South Africa / April 2015

    Refuse The Hour By Creative Feel (2.7 MB)

    William Kentridge / Now Toronto Magazine / Toronto / 17 April 2015

    Review: Hatched and Ubu and the truth commission By Jon Kaplan (691.4 KB)

    William Kentridge / TheStar.com / Toronto / 16 April 2015

    Ubu and the Truth Commission unleashes puppet dogs of war By Carly Maga (127.1 KB)

    William Kentridge / The globe and mail / Toronto / 10 April 2015

    How South African theatre is changing in the post-apartheid era By Kate Taylor (88 KB)

    William Kentridge / Design Indaba / South Africa / 2 March 2015

    The language of William Kentridge By Megan Holt (184.2 KB)

    William Kentridge / South Africa.info / South Africa / 27 February 2015

    Time travelling with William Kentridge (151.1 KB)

    William kentridge / The Wall Street Journal / United States of America / 18 February 2015

    2015-16 Met Opera Season to Feature Six New Productions By Jennifer Smith (379.5 KB)

    William Kentridge / The Brooklyn Rail / New York / 5 February 2015

    Kristin Jones with Ann McCoy by Ann McCoy (2.9 MB)

    William Kentridge / Business Standard / India / 30 January 2015

    India Art Fair: A day to remember By Avantika Bhuyan (80.6 KB)

    The Poetry In Between: South-South / City Press / South Africa / 15 February 2015

    Art review – The geopolitical trash By Nadine Botha (76.8 KB)

    William Kentridge / The Sunday Independent / South Africa / 14 December 2014

    Weighing up the costs by Mary Corrigall (538.9 KB)

    William Kentridge / Mail and Guardian / South Africa / 7 - 13 November 2014

    The Refusal of time by Meg Koerner (307 KB)

    William Kentridge / Sawubona Magazine / South Africa / November - December 2014

    Spotlight on William By Daniella Renzon (293.2 KB)

    William Kentridge / The New York Times / United Kingdom / 12 November 2014

    A Sorrow Transcended by Beauty Matthias Goerne Sings Kentridge's Version of "Winterrreise' by Anthony Tommasini (139.8 KB)

    William Kentridge / Mail and Guardian / South Africa / 7 - 13 November 2014

    Confessions of an optimist by Sean O'Toole (847.2 KB)

    William Kentridge / City Press / South Africa / 9 November 2014

    The art of darkness by Charl Blignaut (788 KB)

    William Kentridge / Mail and Guardian / South Africa / 7 - 13 November 2014

    Six drawing lessons by William Kentridge (525.5 KB)

    William Kentridge / Mail and Guardian / South Africa / 7 - 13 November 2014

    Accounts and drawings from underground by Rosalind C. Morris (599.3 KB)

    William Kentridge / Mail and Guardian / South Africa / 7 - 13 November 2014

    Into the vortex with Kentridge by Robyn Sassen (328.5 KB)

    William Kentridge / Financial Mail / South Africa / 6 November 2014

    ART: Home for a time By Matthew Partridge (3 MB)

    William Kentridge / Mail and Guardian / South Africa / 7 - 13 November 2014

    The art of weaving a good yarn by Robyn Sassen (309.3 KB)

    William Kentridge / Tonight Stage / South Africa / 6 November 2014

    The man behind the sounds of time by Theresa Smith (263 KB)

    William Kentridge / Financial Mail / South Africa / 30 October 2014

    MUSIC: Composing for art BY GWEN ANSELL (1.8 MB)

    William Kentridge / Sunday Times / South Africa / 19 October 2014

    The time traveller's life by Oliver Roberts (1.5 MB)

    William Kentridge / Beeld / South Africa / 14 October 2014

    Kentridge Kom Wys Werke by Anel Viktor (183.5 KB)

    William Kentridge / Cape Times / South Africa / 20 October 2014

    Carnegie Hall a dream come true for composer by Rebecca Jackman (95.9 KB)

    William Kentridge / Times Live / South Africa / 4 November 2014

    DEFT WEFT: Art goes to the wall by Graham Wood (577.6 KB)

    William Kentridge / The Art Newspaper / London / 10 October 2014

    The sun never sets on William Kentridge. By Charlotte Burns (121.8 KB)

    William Kentridge / The Washington Post / Washington D.C / 27 September 2014

    In the galleries: A look at apartheid’s cruel costs by Mark Jenkins (497.9 KB)

    William Kentridge / Interview with Hinterhauser and Goerne / 8 June 2014

    The Winterreise that was somewhere in me all these years (277.5 KB)

    William Kentridge / Artforum / New York / January 2014

    Whichever Page you Open by Joseph Leo Koerner & Margaret Koster Koerner (395.9 KB)

    William Kentridge / Financial Mail / South Africa / 16 April 2014

    William Kentridge, A Famous Artist by Sean O'Toole (216.7 KB)

    William Kentridge / India Times / Mumbai / 1 February 2013

    William Kentridge's Artwork Comes to India By IndiaTimes (57.4 KB) William Kentridge's Artwork Comes to India By India Times (60.9 KB)

    William Kentridge / Marie Claire Magazine / South Africa / 10 January 2013

    William Kentridge's 'No, It Is' at the Goodman Gallery by Chisanga Mukuka (489 KB)

    William Kentridge / Art Forum / New York / Summer 2012

    Dialectic of Enlightenment by Rosalind E. Krauss (454.8 KB)

    William Kentridge / The New York Review of Books / New York / 30 June 2012

    Death, Time, Soup A conversation with William Kentridge and Peter Galison by Margaret K Koerner (617.2 KB)

    William Kentridge / Art Southafrica / South Africa / 20 September 2011

    Refuse the hour by Angela Breidbach (3.1 MB)

    William Kentridge / Mail & Guardian / Johannesburg / 26 August 2011

    Dancing around convention by Emma Laurence (179 KB)

    William Kentridge / The New York Times / New York / 22 February 2010

    William Kentridge (124 KB)

    William Kentridge / Frieze / June / July / August 2010

    The Nose by Leora Maltz-leca (1.8 MB)

    William Kentridge / Jeu De Paume / Paris / 29 June - 5 September 2010

    Five themes by Denis Hirson (3.1 MB)

    William Kentridge / Mail & Guardian / Johannesburg / 7 August 2010

    Message on a bottle by Tim James (2.4 MB)

    William Kentridge / The New York Times / 10 August 2010

    Two Kentridge Shows come to Paris by Aidan Mac Guill (221.4 KB)

    William Kentridge / Business Art / July 2010

    William Kentridge wins the coverted kyoto prize (1 MB)

    In Context / The Star / Johannesburg / South Africa / 20 May 2010

    A nose and a box to draw art lovers by Ufrieda Ho (3.3 MB)

    William Kentridge / Business Day WANTED / September 2009

    Weaving the Crusader Tale by Emma Jordan (5.2 MB)