William Kentridge: Five themes exhibition is an award-winning show. It is most toured contemporary exhibition ever; and Melbourne is its ninth and final stop.
Artist and film maker William Kentridge is best known for his charcoal animations which depict the political unrest in South Africa. Enter the magical dream like world of Kentridge’s genius mind by seeing the exhibition and experience the best of what he is famous for.
Whether you’re a fan of animation, film, theatre or art, this amazing exhibition will entertain you for hours. The exhibition is separated into 5 different themes: Ubu and the Procession, Soho and Felix, Artist in the Studio, The Magic Flute and The Nose. As it is a varied collection of films, drawing, prints and sculptures, you will be entranced by the playful nature of some of his work and then be moved to tears by his more emotionally poignant films.
The exhibition really deserves multiple visits as one visit is simply not enough, however if you are forced only to see three things in the whole show, you must experience the immersive and humorous projection room of the Artist in Studio inspired by Georges Méliès. It is simply a magical theatre model, with the mechanical puppets and projections as part of The Magic Flute. Last but certainly not least, the intriguing anamorphic film, What Will Come (Has Already Come).
This is the must see show of the year.
William Kentridge: Five Themes
Curated by Mark Rosenthal
Flinders St, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 8 March – Sunday 27 May 2012
Exhibition open daily 10am – 6pm
Photos by PANORAMIC+