Join us for a very special evening in the gallery:
William Kentridge: I Am Not Me, the Horse Is Not Mine Exhibition Opening
Presenter: Tai Spruyt, Assistant Curator, International Art at the Art Gallery of NSW
One of the most powerful voices in art today.
William Kentridge emerged as an artist during the apartheid regime in South Africa. Grounded in the violent absurdity of that period in his country’s history, his artworks draw connections between art, ideology, history and memory. They reveal the ways in which ideas and images echo across time and between different cultures.
Kentridge’s eight-channel video work I am not me, the horse is not mine is among the artist’s most ambitious moving image works and arguably the most significant work by the artist in an Australian museum collection. It premiered at the Biennale of Sydney in 2008 and was gifted to the Art Gallery of New South Wales by Anita and Luca Belgiorno-Nettis in 2017.
Developed out of research for Kentridge’s production of Dimitri Shostakovich’s 1928 opera The nose, it incorporates stop-motion animation, live action, archival video, and a soundtrack by acclaimed South African composer Philip Miller. The large-scale, eight-screen video installation creates a deeply immersive experience.
This exhibition is part of our Education at the Glasshouse Program
An Art Gallery of New South Wales touring exhibition
Good Natured: Design Art Architecture Exhibition Opening
Good Natured: Design Art Architecture features Australian creative practitioners working to design a better future. This exhibition highlights artists, makers, designers, and communicators who are using their practice to address climate issues and create good outcomes. A key focus of this ADC On Tour exhibition is the opportunity for audiences to be active participants, inspired and engaged to be part of the solution to design a healthy, safe and beautiful environment.
Ten practitioners have been chosen from the field's art, design and architecture, with additional practitioners and information showcased in deep ‘layers’ of material for audiences to interact with, absorb and activate. These layers will be revealed in digital materials including film and a database of creative practice (10 featured creatives x 10 further practitioners = 100 examples across art, design and architecture) showcasing the depth of creativity engaged in climate focused practice.
The exhibition design will feature the art, design and architecture projects through display of artworks and objects, digital material and spaces for audiences to experience. Rich layers of public programming will enable contemplation of actions that people can take away and incorporate into their own lives to support and nurture the environment in creative ways.