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Since his international debut at dOCUMENTA X in 1997, South African artist William Kentridge has achieved worldwide renown. Most recognized perhaps for his ten animated films titled Drawings for Projection (1989-2011), Kentridge's astonishingly diverse corpus includes masterful drawings, prints, tapestries, sculpture, lectures, and opera productions. This exhibition presents a unique selection of Kentridge's work specially curated for Sint-Janshospitaal in Bruges - at 800 years one of Europe's oldest surviving hospital buildings. Organized around the themes of trauma and healing, the show takes as its centerpiece Kentridge's 2015 video installation More Sweetly Play the Dance, a contemporary interpretation of the medieval Dance of Death. Through a dialogue between the displayed artworks and the remarkable hospital setting, the exhibition presents art as a powerful means of 'working through' layers of history.
Smoke, Ashes, Fable: William Kentridge in Bruges (Sint-Janshospitaal)

Where

Mariastraat 38
8000 Bruges

When

From Friday, October 20, 2017
To Sunday, February 25, 2018

Contact

+32 (0)50 44 87 43

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