William Kentridge

Thick Time

  • William Kentridge, The Refusal of Time with collaboration of Philip Miller, Catherine Meyburgh and Peter Galison Film Still 2012 5-channel video projection, colour, sound, megaphones, breathing machine 30 minutes Courtesy William Kentridge, Marian Goodman Gallery, Goodman Gallery and Lia Rumma Gallery

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

  • Second Hand Reading 2013 Flipbook film from drawings on single pages of the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, HD video, colour, sound Courtesy William Kentridge, Marian Goodman Gallery, Goodman Gallery and Lia Rumma Gallery

    Second Hand Reading, 2013, Courtesy William Kentridge, Marian Goodman Gallery, Goodman Gallery and Lia Rumma Gallery

  • William Kentridge, The Refusal of Time with collaboration of Philip Miller, Catherine Meyburgh and Peter Galison Film Still 2012 5-channel video projection, colour, sound, megaphones, breathing machine 30 minutes Courtesy William Kentridge, Marian Goodman Gallery, Goodman Gallery and Lia Rumma Gallery

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

  • Image 13. William Kentridge. O Sentimental Machine sm

    O Sentimental Machine, 2015, Courtesy William Kentridge, Marian Goodman Gallery, Goodman Gallery and Lia Rumma Gallery

     

Past Exhibition

Exhibition
William Kentridge: Thick Time

21 September 2016 – 15 January 2017
Tickets from £11.95/£9.50 concs. Free with membership

Please note: We strongly advise booking your ticket in advance online for Sunday 15 January due high demand. Book Now

South African artist William Kentridge (b.1955, Johannesburg) is renowned for his animated expressionist drawings and films exploring time, the history of colonialism and the aspirations and failures of revolutionary politics.

In this major exhibition of six large-scale installations by the artist, music and drama are ruptured by revolution, exile and scientific advancement.

Highlights include the film work Second-hand Reading (2013), installation O Sentimental Machine (2015) and The Refusal of Time (2012), an immersive work created with composer Philip Miller, projection designer Catherine Meyburgh, choreographer Dada Masilo, scientist Peter Galison and collaborators from around the world.

The exhibition is co-produced with Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Austria and Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark and tours to the Whitworth University of Manchester, England.

 

William Kentridge Thick Time - Whitechapel Gallery Exhibition Catalogue Cover

Catalogue

William Kentridge: Thick Time is accompanied by a fully-illustrated publication. Price: £24.99.

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Limited Edition art works created exclusively for the Whitechapel Gallery by William Kentridge.

Events
Hear from the artist and his collaborators, join free curator-led tours, see live performances or enjoy fun workshops for all ages.

William Kentridge: Thick Time is generously supported by:
Marian Goodman Gallery

The William Kentridge Exhibition Circle:
Vanessa Branson
Sakurako and William Fisher
Wendy Fisher
Goodman Gallery
Brenda K. Potter
Faisal Tamer and Sara Alireza
and those who wish to remain anonymous

With additional support from:
The Henry Moore Foundation

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