A work inspired by Dimitri Shostakovich’s opera The Nosewill form the centrepiece of a solo exhibition by South African artist William Kentridge – one of the highlights of the Art Gallery of New South Wales’s exhibition programme for 2018.
William Kentridge I am not me, the horse is not mine 2008, installation view at Cockatoo Island for the 16th Biennale of Sydney © William Kentridge. Courtesy the artist; Marian Goodman Gallery, New York and Paris; Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg; and Annandale Galleries, Sydney
Entitled I am not me, the horse is not mine, the work has been gifted to the AGNSW by Anita and Luca Belgiorno-Nettis. Originally created for the 2008 Sydney Biennale, where it was performed on Cockatoo Island, it is an immersive, eight-screen video installation combining narration, projection and a vocal and instrumental soundtrack.
Kentridge, who is known for his stop-motion videos of charcoal drawings, created I am not me, the horse is not minewhile preparing to design and direct his acclaimed production of Shostakovich’s opera (which is based on Nikolai Gogol’s absurdist short story) for the Metropolitan Opera...