press release

William Kentridge: Five Themes, a comprehensive survey of this mesmerizing contemporary South African artist’s oeuvre, will be on view at the Norton Museum of Art from November 7, 2009 through January 17, 2010. Co-organized by SFMOMA and the Norton Museum of Art, the exhibition gathers nearly 75 works in a variety of media—including animated films, drawings, prints, theater models, sculptures, and books—and includes a variety of projects completed since 2000—some of which have never before been on view in the United States. William Kentridge: Five Themes was curated by Mark Rosenthal in close collaboration with the artist, and is structured around five primary themes that have engaged Kentridge over the course of his career.

William Kentridge: Five Themes