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'The Head & The Load' at Ruhrtrienniale in Germany

Following its acclaimed premiere at Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall, William Kentridge’s ode to Africa’s First World War involvement, The Head & The Load_, is headed to the Ruhrtriennaleknights/?maand=2018-08 in Germany (9 – 12 August). This year’s Ruhrtriennale, which transforms the region’s industrial monuments into temporary art spaces, brings together genre-bending artworks that reflect ‘what it is like to be alive in this in-between time’, making The Head & The Load, with its powerful chorus of dance, music, film projections and shadow puppetry, a fitting work to present.

'The Head & The Load' at Ruhrtrienniale in Germany

Following its acclaimed premiere at Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall, William Kentridge’s ode to Africa’s First World War involvement, titled The Head & The Load, travels to the Ruhrtriennale in Germany (9 – 12 August). This year’s Ruhrtriennale, which transforms the region’s industrial monuments into temporary art spaces, brings together genre-bending artworks that reflects ‘what it is like to be alive in this in-between time’, making The Head & The Load – with its powerful chorus of dance, music, film projections and shadow puppetry – a fitting inclusion to the programme.

World premiere of William Kentridge’s ‘The Head and The Load’ at Tate Modern

William Kentridge’s new grand-scale work, The Head and The Load, premieres at Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall (11 – 15 July). 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. The title of the work is taken from a Ghanaian proverb, ‘the head and the load are the troubles of the neck’. Kentridge has worked together with long-time collaborator, the composer Phillip Miller, and musical director Thuthuka Sibisi, to create an original score that will be performed by orchestra collective The Knights, along with an international cast of singers, dancers and performers.

William Kentridge, Shirin Neshat and Sue Williamson to feature on Kochi-Muziris Biennale

The 4th edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale has announced the initial list of participating artists, which includes William Kentridge, Shirin Neshat and Sue Williamson. The exhibition opens on 12 December and in the words of its curator Anita Dube aims to act as a “knowledge laboratory” that encourages “the need to listen, think, and learn with each other, particularly voices from the margins.”


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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 / 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

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    Awards and Merits

    Academic Record and Residencies

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    Selected Articles and Reviews

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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 ()

    William Kentridge / Financial Times / July 2018

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

    William Kentridge / LA Times / November 2017

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

    William Kentridge / Art Review Power 100 / 2017

    William Kentridge, Art Review Power 100 ()

    William Kentridge / The Guardian / September 2016

    Out of South Africa by Nicholas Wroe ()

    William Kentridge / FT Weekend Magazine / September 2016

    The master in his universe, by Hedley Twidle ()

    William Kentridge / The Brooklyn Rail / May 2016

    Interview with Ann McCoy ()

    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 ()

    William Kentridge / Artforum / 2016

    William Kentridge, as told to Ida Panicelli ()

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

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