Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung , Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany 22 Mar 2018 - 26 Aug 2018
Exhibition view "William Kentridge. O Sentimental Machine" Photo: Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung, Frankfurt am Main
The Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung presents a very special guest, William Kentridge (b. 1955), to bring his work into dialogue with the collection of the Frankfurt museum.
Conceived as a comprehensive exhibition showing over 80 installations, drawings and cinetic works, William Kentridge. O Sentimental Machine exemplifies the whole range of the South African artist’s oeuvre. As interdisciplinary artist, Kentridge has undoubtedly made an international name for himself with his drawings, films, and theatre and opera productions.
The show staged by Sabine Theunissen and curated by Vinzenz Brinkmann and Kristin Schrader extends across nearly all departments and rooms of the Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung by focusing on artist’s fundamental interest in the phenomenon of movement and its material-mechanic and optical-illusionist generation but also political issues.
The exhibition that not only includes his most famous productions such as the eponymous video installation O Sentimental Machine (2015), or the fully automatic miniature theatre Black Box / Chambre Noire(2005), but also his new works among them the bronze sculpture series Lexicon (2017) or, a premiere, the kinetic sculpture Coffee Pot (2018) reflects the variety and evolution of his work throughout his career.
The exhibition has been made possible by Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne and Kulturfonds Frankfurt RheinMain GmbH.