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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) presents William Kentridge ~ Five Themes a Survey

William Kentridge - "Learning the Flute" - Letterpress on encyclopedia pages mounted on 110 sheets of paper, overall: 281.5 x 356.6 cm. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Patricia P. Irgens Larsen Foundation Fund © 2010 William Kentridge

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 follows a
chronological progression, comprises works created over the last three decades
and features new developments, revealing as never before the full arc of his
distinguished career.