Following Kentridge and his creative process between Johannesburg and Rome for two years, the film links 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 video asks viewers to pause and consider who has the power to commission statues in public spaces – a question that continues to resonate today.
More news secolo di Roma’s latest exhibition of the institution’s permanent collection, titled The Place to Be (opens 1 November).
The exhibition juxtaposes the work of Josef Albers, a single artist focused on the psychic and emotive qualities of colour, with African and African American artists who confront the historic and contemporary traces of colonialism as they contribute to the power of healing and renewal.
Kentridge directs Alban Berg’s libretto Wozzeck, which premieres at the Salzburg Festival (21 July – 30 August).
With music composed by Kentridge’s longtime collaborator, Philip Miller, it recounts a tale that begins with the myth of Perseus and ends with Einstein’s visionary findings.
In a panel discussion, titled A Talk About Time and moderated by Andrea Ghez, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, and Founder/Director of Galactic Center, Kentridge and his collaborator Peter Galison will discuss the cultural and scientific implications of time.
The tale of the tormented, homicidal, soldier Wozzeck is set by Kentridge at the time of ‘The Great War’ in Europe and is characterised by bleak landscapes, denuded of their trees and scarred by shell craters.Art Exchange – sited at the University of Essex and described as a space where art, artists and audiences can meet – hosts screenings of William Kentridge’s 1990 video work, (9 – 12 November).As a parable of resistance, Kentridge’s iconic video work forms part of the organisation’s current focus on art and its relationship to power.William Kentridge speaks at the Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival in Johannesburg (6 September).Kentridge engages with question surrounding the creative potential of virtual reality within the field of contemporary art practice and production, and the potential inter- and multidisciplinary practices that exist between the arts and digital technology.
Nine Goodman Gallery artists – Ghada Amer, Hasan and Husain Essop, Kendell Geers, Samson Kambalu, William Kentridge, Liza Lou, Misheck Masamvu, Yinka Shonibare marks the opening of the first major museum in Africa dedicated to contemporary art.