William Kentridge: Five Themes

Thursday, March 25, 2010, 12:30 p.m.

The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building

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Art in the Long View at Lunchtime
In conversation with artists and MoMA Lecturers, explore long-term, process-based art and its impact on the experience of art. While many artists establish concrete goals, the processes we are interested in examining may span the lifetime of the artist, require ongoing participation or discussion, and be linked more to research and exploration than to a pre-established plan. Bring your lunch and discover how these challenges to the constraints of time and the expectations of final product and finality force viewers and participants to reconsider the role of art in society. This series serves as an incubator of ideas in advance of our upcoming Contemporary Art Forum on May 2 and 3.

This lecture examines William Kentridge (b. 1955, South Africa), a versatile artist whose work combines the political with the poetic. Dealing with subjects as sobering as apartheid, colonialism, and totalitarianism, he works in animated films, prints, books, collage, sculpture, and the performing arts.

Cara Starke (Assistant Curator, Department of Media and Performance Art) and Judy Hecker (Assistant Curator, Department of Prints and Illustrated Books) are co-organizers of the exhibition William Kentridge: Five Themes.

In conjunction with the exhibition William Kentridge: Five Themes

Tickets are free but required and can be acquired on a first-come first-served basis online or at the information desk, the Film desk after 4:00 p.m., or at the Education and Research Building reception desk on the day of the program.

To pick up tickets acquired online, proceed to the Education and Research Building reception desk at 4 West 54 Street beginning at noon on the day of the program.