Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth hosts a Comprehensive Survey of Works by William Kentridge

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William Kentridge - Drawing for the film WEIGHING . .and WANTING [Soho with Head on Rock], 1997. Charcoal, pastel, & gouache on paper, 47 1/4 x 63 in. (120 x 160 cm) - Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego © 2008 William Kentridge. Photo: courtesy the William Kentridge Studio and the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego.

FORT WORTH, TX.- William Kentridge: Five Themes, a
comprehensive survey of the contemporary South African artist’s work,
opened at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Featuring more than 75
works in a range of media—including animated films
,
drawings, prints, theater models, sculptures, and books—the
exhibition is co-organized by SFMOMA and the Norton Museum of Art in West
Palm Beach, Florida.
Curated by Mark Rosenthal, adjunct curator
of contemporary art at the Norton Museum of Art, in close collaboration
with the artist, the exhibition explores five primary themes that have
engaged Kentridge over the past three decades. Although the exhibition
highlights projects completed since 2000 (many of which have not been seen
in the United States), it will also present, for the first time,
Kentridge’s most recent work alongside his earlier projects from the 1980s
and 1990s—revealing as never before the full arc of his distinguished
career. On view 12 July through 27 September,
2009.