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MoMA Presents Major Survey Premiering William Kentridge’s Most Recent Work

NEW YORK, NY.- The Museum of Modern Art presents William Kentridge: Five Themes, a comprehensive survey of the artist’s career, featuring more than 120 works in a range of mediums—animated films, drawings, prints, theater models, and books—on view from February 24 to May 17, 2010. Kentridge (South African, b. 1955) has earned international acclaim for his interdisciplinary practice, which mingles the fields of visual art, film, and theater. Known for engaging with the social and political landscape of his homeland, South Africa, he has produced a body of work that explores colonial oppression and social conflict, loss and reconciliation, and the ephemeral nature of both personal and cultural memory. The exhibition underscores the inter-relatedness of his mediums and disciplines through the presentation of five primary themes that cut across Kentridge’s artistic output. William Kentridge: Five Themes, which follo