William Kentridge’s ‘A Poem That Is Not Our Own’ opens at Basel Kunstmuseum

A Poem That Is Not Our Own, William Kentridge’s first major survey exhibition in Switzerland, opens at the Kunstmuseum Basel (10 June – 13 October). Spanning the course of a three decade-long career, the exhibition will shed light on Kentridge’s early graphic art and films from the 1980s and 1990s, bringing into focus the complex themes of migration, flight, and processions that feature prominently in his practice. Several works previously unseen in Europe as well as a new film inspired by the museum’s historic collection will also be on view. On 10 June at Theatre Basel, Kentridge will perform his version of Kurt Schwitters’ Ursonate to mark the opening of this historic exhibition. Kentridge will also perform Paper Music, a collaboration with composer Philip Miller, at the theatre on 13 June and then again on 16 June at the Holland Festival in Amsterdam.