William Kentridge


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William Kentridge and Shirin Neshat on Portuguese museum show about love

William Kentridge and Shirin Neshat are two of several artists, including Sophie Calle and Marlene Dumas, featured on the Museu Coleção Berardo’s latest group exhibition, titled Quel Amour!? (11 October – 10 February). The exhibition brings together several artists from different generations, countries, and cultures for whom ‘love’ has been a source of inspiration.

Gerhard Marx and William Kentridge at the Centre for the Less Good Idea

Vehicle, a performance conceived by Gerhard Marx – in collaboration with Shane Cooper, Kyle Shepherd and Toast Coetzer – forms part of the Centre for the Less Good Idea’s Season 4 performances curated by Jane Taylor (17 – 20 October). As part of the same season, William Kentridge performs his version of Kurt Schwitters’s seminal 1932 sound poem, Ursonate, which makes its South African debut after showing at Performa 17 in New York last year.

William Kentridge's "Die Zauberflӧte (Magic Flute)" in Tokyo

Following huge successes at La Monnaie, La Scala, and Aix-en-Provence Festival, William Kentridge’s production of Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) debuts at the New National Theatre Tokyo as part of the 2018/2019 season under the new Artistic Directorship of Ono Kazushi. For his production of this Mozart opera, Kentridge makes bold and imaginative use of animated film and projection, lending visual stimulation without distracting from the music.

Kentridge's "Thick Time" travels to the Whitworth Gallery in Manchester

William Kentridge’s touring exhibition Thick Time, travels to the United Kingdom and runs at the Whitworth Gallery at the University of Manchester (21 September – 3 March). This major touring exhibition focuses on the artist’s large-scale film installations including O Sentimental Machine and The Refusal of Time, an immersive work exploring the technology of time-keeping and string theory, created in dialogue with physicist Peter Galison. A display of new and recent tapestries, works on paper and artist books accompany the film projections, presented within an environment designed by Kentridge’s long-term collaborator Sabine Theunissen.

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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 | KABOOM!

    William Kentridge / That Which We Do Not Remember / 2017

    William Kentridge | Notes Towards a Model Opera | 2016

    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

    Narrative Means / 2018

    the silences between / 2017

    Summer Show / 2016

    New Revolutions: Goodman Gallery at 50

    New Revolutions: Goodman Gallery at 50

    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 / The Guardian / July 2018

    The Carnage Cabaret by Murray Whyte (5.4 MB)

    William Kentridge / Financial Times / July 2018

    William Kentridge and the forgotten victims of Africa's Great War by Peter Aspden (8.8 MB)

    William Kentridge / LA Times / November 2017

    When refusing the hour saves the day, by Mark Swed (221.9 KB)

    William Kentridge / Art Review Power 100 / 2017

    William Kentridge, Art Review Power 100 (61 KB)

    William Kentridge / The Guardian / September 2016

    Out of South Africa by Nicholas Wroe (2.1 MB)

    William Kentridge / FT Weekend Magazine / September 2016

    The master in his universe, by Hedley Twidle (8.4 MB)

    William Kentridge / The Brooklyn Rail / May 2016

    Interview with Ann McCoy (7.3 MB)

    William Kentridge / The Art Newspaper / April 2016

    William Kentridge unveils 550-metre frieze along Rome's Tiber river, by Federico Castelli Gattinara and Hannah McGivern (1.4 MB)

    William Kentridge / Artforum / 2016

    William Kentridge, as told to Ida Panicelli (1.3 MB)

    William Kentridge / The New York Times Style Magazine / October 2015

    A classic opera illustrated by a contemporary artist, by Sylvia Rupani-Smith (653.9 KB)