William Kentridge
June 28- May 2017

The City of London’s annual public art program, "Sculpture in the City", places contemporary art works in unexpected locations, providing a visual juxtaposition to the capital’s insurance district.

This year’s edition, the largest to date, will showcase 15 works ranging considerably in scale and will include William Kentridge, in collaboration with Gerhard Marx, and Giuseppe Penone.

Kentridge and Marx will present Fire Walker (2009) on Bishopsgate while Penone will be showing Idee di Pietra – 1372 KG di Luce (2010) in front of Norman Foster’s the Gherkin, St Mary Axe. 

William Kentridge and Giuseppe Penone in
February 16- June 18, 2017
For the first time in Scandinavia, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art is presenting a major solo exhibition of William Kentridge. William Kentridge – Thick Time focuses on a number of the artist’s distinctive works from the period 2003-2016, among others Right Into Her Arms (2016), O Sentimental Machine (2015) and More Sweetly Play the Dance (2015). Naturally the new acquisition to the Louisiana Collection The Refusal of Time (2012) - a masterly installation first shown here in the spring of 2016 - will also be part of the presentation as will be an entirely new work that Kentridge is preparing specifically for the exhibition at Louisiana.

William Kentridge at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
April 26 - November 5, 2017
William Kentridge’s More Sweetly Play the Dance will make its North American museum premiere at the Cincinnati Art Museum. 

This powerful film installation encircles the viewer with seven screens, on which a procession of travelers passes across a charcoal-drawn animated landscape. The immersive panorama hints at multiple histories, evoking a danse macabre, a jazz funeral, an exodus and a journey. Accompanied by a brass band, the film references medieval manuscripts and the storylines of refuge throughout history.
William Kentridge at Cincinnati Art Museum
July 29 - November 5, 2017
The Museum der Moderne Salzburg is organizing a comprehensive exhibition of William Kentridge at both of its venues, titled Thick Time: Installations and Stagings. This large-scale exhibition will coincide with the premiere of the opera Wozzeck produced by Kentridge for the Salzburg Festival.

The Mönchsberg exhibition will feature eight large-scale multimedia installations, one of his first and his latest works. The part of the exhibition at the Rupertinum is devoted to Kentridge’s engagement with theater and opera. It will feature posters and drawings, designs, models, and costumes created since the late 1970s for major theater and opera productions.

A catalogue is being published to accompany the exhibition by Whitechapel Gallery Publications, London (English version) and Hirmer Verlag, Munich (German version) edited by Iwona Blazwick and Sabine Breitwieser, with essays by Huma Bhabha, Iwona Blazwick, Sabine Breitwieser, Michael Juul Holm, William Kentridge, Joseph Leo Koerner, and Denise Wendel-Poray.
William Kentridge at Museum der Moderne Salzburg
September 8, 2017 - January 20, 2018
The Hilliard University Art Museum presents William Kentridge: Journey to the Moon, a short film that offers an intimate look into Kentridge’s production process, both physically and psychically.

It explores the studio space as a site of performance. In the role of protagonist, Kentridge himself appears, probing questions of vision and creativity. Familiar objects such as espresso cups, saucers and a percolator appear in this quest, as Kentridge aims to escape the confines of his studio and find windows into another world—one that is both absurd and profound.

Journey to the Moon originated in 35 mm and 16 mm film. It was edited by collaborator Catherine Meyburgh and features music by Phillip Miller with piano by Jill Richards.

William Kentridge at Hilliard University Art Museum