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William Kentridge: Thick Time

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark

16 Feb - 18 Jun 2017

For the first time in Scandinavia Louisiana is presenting a major solo exhibition of the South African artist William Kentridge (b. 1955), who is known all over the world for his drawings, films, sculp­tures, performances and opera and drama productions. He had his breakthrough in the early 1990s with poetic black-and-white stop-motion films, but since the turn of the millennium he has developed his formal idiom and combined his love of both the film and theatre world in a series of overwhelming installations – environments, or a kind of theatrical stages in which the viewer is enveloped and overwhelmed by compositions consisting of moving images, music and sculptural objects. At the heart of the exhibition is humanity; colonized, regulated, oppressed, fleeing or dreaming humanity. Find out more about the ‘William Kentridge’ exhibition from the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art’s website.

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(2012), William Kentridge with collaboration of Philip Miller, Catherine Meyburgh and Peter Galison. Courtesy William Kentridge, Marian Goodman Gallery, Goodman Gallery and Lia Rumma Gallery

The Refusal of Time (film still) (2012), William Kentridge with collaboration of Philip Miller, Catherine Meyburgh and Peter Galison. Courtesy William Kentridge, Marian Goodman Gallery, Goodman Gallery and Lia Rumma Gallery

The Refusal of Time (film still) (2012), William Kentridge with collaboration of Philip Miller, Catherine Meyburgh and Peter Galison. Courtesy William Kentridge, Marian Goodman Gallery, Goodman Gallery and Lia Rumma Gallery

The Refusal of Time (film still) (2012), William Kentridge with collaboration of Philip Miller, Catherine Meyburgh and Peter Galison. Courtesy William Kentridge, Marian Goodman Gallery, Goodman Gallery and Lia Rumma Gallery

Second Hand Reading (film still) (2013), William Kentridge. Courtesy William Kentridge, Marian Goodman Gallery, Goodman Gallery and Lia Rumma Gallery

Second Hand Reading (film still) (2013), William Kentridge. Courtesy William Kentridge, Marian Goodman Gallery, Goodman Gallery and Lia Rumma Gallery

Installation view of Right Into Her Arms (2016), William Kentridge. Courtesy William Kentridge, Marian Goodman Gallery, Goodman Gallery and Lia Rumma Gallery

Installation view of Right Into Her Arms (2016), William Kentridge. Courtesy William Kentridge, Marian Goodman Gallery, Goodman Gallery and Lia Rumma Gallery

Streets of the City (2009), William Kentridge. Courtesy William Kentridge, Marian Goodman Gallery, Goodman Gallery and Lia Rumma Gallery

Streets of the City (2009), William Kentridge. Courtesy William Kentridge, Marian Goodman Gallery, Goodman Gallery and Lia Rumma Gallery

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