Düsseldorf

William Kentridge, Untitled (drawing for the film Tide Table), 2003, charcoal on paper, 31 1⁄2 x 47 1⁄4".

William Kentridge, Untitled (drawing for the film Tide Table), 2003, charcoal on paper, 31 1⁄2 x 47 1⁄4".

Düsseldorf

William Kentridge

K20 Grabbeplatz
Grabbeplatz 5
March 27–May 31, 2004

Johannesburg Art Gallery
King George Street, Joubert Park
July 1–October 31, 2005

Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal
185, rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest
February 10–April 23, 2005

Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia
140 George Street The Rocks
September 1–November 28, 2004

Castello di Rivoli
Piazza Mafalda di Savoia
January 7–February 29, 2004

Curated by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev

William Kentridge’s animated films and drawings are many things to many people: a principled eye on postapartheid South Africa, an exercise in medium-specificity, a rare expressive adult sensibility. This retrospective surveys all the Kentridges in one show. Older, politically oriented films evolve into recent works that push into formal issues of film and narrative. Most exciting is the debut of Tide Table (Eckstein on the beach?), a film that brings us into a South Africa haunted by AIDS. The catalogue features essays by South African writer Jane Taylor and others.