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William Kentridge at the Athens and Epidaurus Festival in Greece

Kentridge’s More Sweetly Play the Dance features at the Athens and Epidaurus Festival in Greece (22 – 31 May). The large-scale projection by Kentridge presents a procession of shadowy figures marching to the sounds of a brass band. The motif of the procession is thus transformed into a timeless symbol of movement, displacement and political change. Kentridge explores the existential loneliness of wanderers, depicting them walking in a single file, moving from one country to the next, exchanging the familiar terror of war for the hope of an unknown destination.

William Kentridge wins Spanish art prize

Kentridge has been awarded the annual Princess of Asturias Award for Art for his outstanding and ongoing contribution to international contemporary art worldwide. The award is one of eight Asturias prizes handed out annually by a foundation named for Crown Princess Leonor. Other categories include social sciences, sport and scientific research. A total of 43 people from 19 different countries were nominated for the arts award. The jury said Kentridge “is an artist deeply committed to reality”. Jury members added: “A meticulous and profound creator‚ he has used drawing‚ following the best tradition‚ as his main instrument of artistic expression‚ not only through works on paper‚ collage‚ engraving and sculpture‚ but also through video art‚ animated films‚ installations and scenography‚ in both theatre and opera.”

Solo museum show for Kentridge in Buenos Aires

The Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes presents, for the first time in Argentina, the work of William Kentridge, in conjunction with BP17, Buenos Aires’s Performance Biennial (13 May – 13 August). On exhibition are the video installation Notes Towards a Model Opera and In Mockery of Progress, a series of watercolours on printed pages, both from 2015. Andrés Duprat, director of the museum, describes the works on show as “restor[ing] to art its explicit political dimension, exposing, with sarcasm and humor, the disasters of our era”.

William Kentridge delivers Annual Sigmund Freud Lecture in Vienna

William Kentridge delivered the 44th Sigmund Freud Lecture, titled A Defense of the Less Good Idea, on the occasion of Sigmund Freud’s birthday (6 May). Organised by the Freud Museum, in partnership with the Sigmund Freud Foundation, it took place at Vienna’s Burgtheater. Kentridge spoke about the studio as a space of contestation, play and free association and introduced the audience to the Centre for the Less Good Idea, the new collaborative art centre he founded in Johannesburg.


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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 | 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

    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

    Solo Exhibitions

    Group Exhibitions

    Teaching, Lectureships and Workshop

    Awards and Merits

    Academic Record and Residencies

    Collections

    Selected Articles and Reviews

    Publications

    Performances

    Films

    Film Festivals


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    The Soho Chronicles: Conversation with William and Matthew Kentridge

    Talking cure for the studio

  • Press for William Kentridge

    William Kentridge / Forward.com / November 2015

    Is Lulu the best opera the Met has ever staged? by Anna Katsnelson (353.1 KB)

    William Kentridge / Associated Press / November 2015

    William Kentridge creates visual feast for Met's HD presentation of Berg's Lulu by Mike Silverman (1.7 MB)

    William Kentridge / Broadway World / November 2015

    A LULU of an Evening at the Met by Richard Sasanow (129.1 KB)

    William Kentridge / New Haven Independent / November 2015

    To time Kentridge is unwilling victim, by Lucy Gellman (405.8 KB)

    William Kentridge / Vulture / November 10 2015

    The Met Gets It All Right in William Kentridge's Lulu by Justin Davidson (1.2 MB)

    William Kentridge / New York Times / November 2015

    Finding beauty in a wrenching Lulu at the Met by Anthony Tommasini (688.5 KB)

    William Kentridge / Yale News / November 2015

    Perception and Provisionality: William Kentridge in the YUAG by Tea Beer (1 MB)

    William Kentridge / Yale News / November 2015

    Renowned artist William Kentridge comes to Yale by Tea Beer (972.4 KB)

    William Kentridge / The Guardian / October 2015

    William Kentridge on Lulu, by Seth Colter Walls (1.1 MB)

    William Kentridge / The Business Times / Asia / 20 August 2015

    Two's a treat By Helmi Yusof (583 KB)

    William Kentridge / South China Morning Post / China / 15 August 2015

    South African artist William Kentridge on his Beijing retrospective By Payal Uttam (482.5 KB)

    William Kentridge / Netwerk / South Africa / 13 July 2015

    Kentridge stal eerste keer sy kunswerke in China en Suid-Korea uit By Netwerk (346.6 KB)

    William Kentridge / Art Radar / Asia / 7 July 2015

    Opera and politics: William Kentridge and the art of allegory By Michele Chan (10 MB)

    William Kentridge / Artdaily.org / Mexico / 29 July 2015

    Ullens Center for Contemporary Art presents a comprehensive retrospective of William Kentridge By Artdaily.org (1.1 MB)

    William Kentridge / Classic Feel / South Africa / July 2015

    Workhorse Foundry By Classic Feel (5.8 MB)

    William Kentridge / ShanghaiDaily.com / China / 21 July 2015

    William Kentridge: Welcome inside my head By Shanghai Daily (70.1 KB)

    William Kentridge / Blouin Artinfo / United Kingdom / 2 July 2015

    William Kentridge at the UCCA in Beijing By Darryl Wee (1006.4 KB)

    William Kentridge / Media Update / South Africa / 22 June 2015

    SA theatre productions nominated for Toronto’s Dora Mavor Moore Awards By Media Update (120.5 KB)

    William Kentridge / Los Angeles Times / Los Angeles / 20 July 2015

    An unassuming storefront. A major museum. A collaboration that takes museum art to the people of L.A. By Carolina A. Miranda (2.1 MB)

    William Kentridge / New York Times / New York / 27 May 2015

    Bringing a Complex Opera to Heel By Nina Siegal (184.6 KB)

    William Kentridge / Creative Feel / South Africa / May 2015

    Creative Icon By Creative Feel (2.7 MB)

    William Kentridge / Netwerk / South Africa / 7 May 2015

    Reuse fries van William Kentridge gaan pryk in Rome By Laetitia Pople (3.7 MB)

    William Kentridge / Creative Feel / South Africa / April 2015

    Refuse The Hour By Creative Feel (2.7 MB)

    William Kentridge / Now Toronto Magazine / Toronto / 17 April 2015

    Review: Hatched and Ubu and the truth commission By Jon Kaplan (691.4 KB)

    William Kentridge / TheStar.com / Toronto / 16 April 2015

    Ubu and the Truth Commission unleashes puppet dogs of war By Carly Maga (127.1 KB)

    William Kentridge / The globe and mail / Toronto / 10 April 2015

    How South African theatre is changing in the post-apartheid era By Kate Taylor (88 KB)

    William Kentridge / Design Indaba / South Africa / 2 March 2015

    The language of William Kentridge By Megan Holt (184.2 KB)

    William Kentridge / South Africa.info / South Africa / 27 February 2015

    Time travelling with William Kentridge (151.1 KB)

    William kentridge / The Wall Street Journal / United States of America / 18 February 2015

    2015-16 Met Opera Season to Feature Six New Productions By Jennifer Smith (379.5 KB)

    William Kentridge / The Brooklyn Rail / New York / 5 February 2015

    Kristin Jones with Ann McCoy by Ann McCoy (2.9 MB)

    William Kentridge / Business Standard / India / 30 January 2015

    India Art Fair: A day to remember By Avantika Bhuyan (80.6 KB)

    The Poetry In Between: South-South / City Press / South Africa / 15 February 2015

    Art review – The geopolitical trash By Nadine Botha (76.8 KB)

    William Kentridge / The Sunday Independent / South Africa / 14 December 2014

    Weighing up the costs by Mary Corrigall (538.9 KB)

    William Kentridge / Mail and Guardian / South Africa / 7 - 13 November 2014

    The Refusal of time by Meg Koerner (307 KB)

    William Kentridge / Sawubona Magazine / South Africa / November - December 2014

    Spotlight on William By Daniella Renzon (293.2 KB)

    William Kentridge / The New York Times / United Kingdom / 12 November 2014

    A Sorrow Transcended by Beauty Matthias Goerne Sings Kentridge's Version of "Winterrreise' by Anthony Tommasini (139.8 KB)

    William Kentridge / Mail and Guardian / South Africa / 7 - 13 November 2014

    Confessions of an optimist by Sean O'Toole (847.2 KB)

    William Kentridge / City Press / South Africa / 9 November 2014

    The art of darkness by Charl Blignaut (788 KB)

    William Kentridge / Mail and Guardian / South Africa / 7 - 13 November 2014

    Six drawing lessons by William Kentridge (525.5 KB)

    William Kentridge / Mail and Guardian / South Africa / 7 - 13 November 2014

    Accounts and drawings from underground by Rosalind C. Morris (599.3 KB)

    William Kentridge / Mail and Guardian / South Africa / 7 - 13 November 2014

    Into the vortex with Kentridge by Robyn Sassen (328.5 KB)

    William Kentridge / Financial Mail / South Africa / 6 November 2014

    ART: Home for a time By Matthew Partridge (3 MB)

    William Kentridge / Mail and Guardian / South Africa / 7 - 13 November 2014

    The art of weaving a good yarn by Robyn Sassen (309.3 KB)

    William Kentridge / Tonight Stage / South Africa / 6 November 2014

    The man behind the sounds of time by Theresa Smith (263 KB)

    William Kentridge / Financial Mail / South Africa / 30 October 2014

    MUSIC: Composing for art BY GWEN ANSELL (1.8 MB)

    William Kentridge / Sunday Times / South Africa / 19 October 2014

    The time traveller's life by Oliver Roberts (1.5 MB)

    William Kentridge / Beeld / South Africa / 14 October 2014

    Kentridge Kom Wys Werke by Anel Viktor (183.5 KB)

    William Kentridge / Cape Times / South Africa / 20 October 2014

    Carnegie Hall a dream come true for composer by Rebecca Jackman (95.9 KB)

    William Kentridge / Times Live / South Africa / 4 November 2014

    DEFT WEFT: Art goes to the wall by Graham Wood (577.6 KB)

    William Kentridge / The Art Newspaper / London / 10 October 2014

    The sun never sets on William Kentridge. By Charlotte Burns (121.8 KB)

    William Kentridge / The Washington Post / Washington D.C / 27 September 2014

    In the galleries: A look at apartheid’s cruel costs by Mark Jenkins (497.9 KB)

    William Kentridge / Interview with Hinterhauser and Goerne / 8 June 2014

    The Winterreise that was somewhere in me all these years (277.5 KB)

    William Kentridge / Artforum / New York / January 2014

    Whichever Page you Open by Joseph Leo Koerner & Margaret Koster Koerner (395.9 KB)

    William Kentridge / Financial Mail / South Africa / 16 April 2014

    William Kentridge, A Famous Artist by Sean O'Toole (216.7 KB)

    William Kentridge / India Times / Mumbai / 1 February 2013

    William Kentridge's Artwork Comes to India By IndiaTimes (57.4 KB) William Kentridge's Artwork Comes to India By India Times (60.9 KB)

    William Kentridge / Marie Claire Magazine / South Africa / 10 January 2013

    William Kentridge's 'No, It Is' at the Goodman Gallery by Chisanga Mukuka (489 KB)

    William Kentridge / Art Forum / New York / Summer 2012

    Dialectic of Enlightenment by Rosalind E. Krauss (454.8 KB)

    William Kentridge / The New York Review of Books / New York / 30 June 2012

    Death, Time, Soup A conversation with William Kentridge and Peter Galison by Margaret K Koerner (617.2 KB)

    William Kentridge / Art Southafrica / South Africa / 20 September 2011

    Refuse the hour by Angela Breidbach (3.1 MB)

    William Kentridge / Mail & Guardian / Johannesburg / 26 August 2011

    Dancing around convention by Emma Laurence (179 KB)

    William Kentridge / The New York Times / New York / 22 February 2010

    William Kentridge (124 KB)

    William Kentridge / Frieze / June / July / August 2010

    The Nose by Leora Maltz-leca (1.8 MB)

    William Kentridge / Jeu De Paume / Paris / 29 June - 5 September 2010

    Five themes by Denis Hirson (3.1 MB)

    William Kentridge / Mail & Guardian / Johannesburg / 7 August 2010

    Message on a bottle by Tim James (2.4 MB)

    William Kentridge / The New York Times / 10 August 2010

    Two Kentridge Shows come to Paris by Aidan Mac Guill (221.4 KB)

    William Kentridge / Business Art / July 2010

    William Kentridge wins the coverted kyoto prize (1 MB)

    In Context / The Star / Johannesburg / South Africa / 20 May 2010

    A nose and a box to draw art lovers by Ufrieda Ho (3.3 MB)

    William Kentridge / Business Day WANTED / September 2009

    Weaving the Crusader Tale by Emma Jordan (5.2 MB)