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William Kentridge:
More Sweetly Play the Dance

June 22–August 19, 2018
Baker/Rowland Galleries

William Kentridge: More Sweetly Play the Dance is an immersive, multisensory experience from the famed South African artist (b. 1955). Combining drawing, filmmaking, and animation with a spirited soundtrack, the celebrated work runs the length of the galleries, engaging visitors in a brass band–led danse macabre (or medieval “dance of death”) that speaks to issues around life, mortality, migration, and displacement. The installation features the eight-channel projection and sculptural components, including school chairs for visitors to sit in and large megaphones through which part of the soundtrack is played.

More Sweetly Play the Dance is fourteen minutes long and plays on a continuous loop.

Presenting Sponsor: Milwaukee Art Museum’s Contemporary Art Society
Supporting Sponsor: Milwaukee Art Museum’s Friends of Art

Programs + Events

Film: William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible

Saturday, August 18, 2 PM

Peer into the creative process of this internationally acclaimed artist and get a better understanding of his life and work, in this intimate, in-depth documentary.

Runtime: 60 min.

Anything Is Possible is screened every Thursday and Saturday, at 1 and 2 p.m., during the run of the exhibition William Kentridge: More Sweetly Play the Dance. (No screening July 19.)

Lubar Auditorium
Free for Members
Free with Museum admission

Images:
  • William Kentridge, More Sweetly Play the Dance, 2015. © William Kentridge
  • William Kentridge, More Sweetly Play the Dance. Installation view at EYE Film Museum, Amsterdam © William Kentridge. Courtesy of EYE Film Museum, Amsterdam.