William Kentridge. More Sweetly Play the Dance, 2015. 8-channel HD video installation with 4 megaphones, sound; 15 min. Installation at Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, 2016. Courtesy of the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery. Photo credit: Cathy Carver.
Presented by Capital Power
Opening in June 2019, the AGA will feature a major solo exhibition of the work of South African artist William Kentridge. Internationally renowned for his prints, drawings, and animated films, Kentridge has received numerous awards and major recognitions around the world. Born in Johannesburg during the time of apartheid, his work explores the politics of power and resistance in expressive and poetic form. The main feature of the exhibition will be More Sweetly Play the Dance, a multi-sensory environment in which viewers are surrounded by depictions of people projected at human scale. This procession, a seemingly endless parade of people from various walks of life, will be presented in a 100-foot-long frieze of moving image and sound.
Organized by the National Gallery of Canada as part of the NGC@AGA exhibition series and co-curated by Catherine Crowston, Executive Director/Chief Curator, AGA and Josée Drouin-Brisebois, Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, NGC. Presented by Capital Powered Art, an exhibition series sponsored by Capital Power Corporation.
Organisée conjointement avec le Musée des beaux-arts du Canada dans le cadre de la série d’expositions MBAC@AGA; Catherine Crowston, directrice générale et conservatrice en chef de l’AGA et Josée-Drouin Brisebois, conservatrice en chef de l’art contemporain, MBAC. Cette série est présentée par Capital Power Art et commanditée par Capital Power Corporation.
Supported by the following Artist Patrons: Margo Helper, Gregory Forrest and Edward Stidworthy Johnson.