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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 Series and Pre-screen Artist Talk: Nares: Moves

Saturday, June 29, 1:30 PM

Experience the full scope of Nares’s films, including a trilogy never shown together before. The program of ten short films will be shown throughout the run of the Nares: Moves exhibition. Runtime: 120 min.

At this screening, enjoy a pre-screen talk with the artist on the New York City art scene in the 1970s and 1980s. 

Lubar Auditorium
Free with Museum Admission

 

Image: James Nares, Street, 2011. Digital file. 61 mins. National Gallery of Art, Washington, The Sarah and William L Walton Fund, Gift of the Collectors Committee, and the Marlene Nathan Meyerson Family Foundation 2014.82.1.

Film Series: Nares: Moves

Sunday, June 30, 1:30 PM

Film Series: Nares: Moves

Saturday, July 6, 1:30 PM

Film Series: Nares: Moves

Sunday, July 7, 1:30 PM

Member Drink & Think: Nares: Moves

Thursday, July 11, 5:30 PM

Film Series: Nares: Moves

Saturday, July 13, 1:30 PM

Film Series: Nares: Moves

Sunday, July 14, 1:30 PM

Wild Space Dance Performance

Sunday, July 14, 2 PM

Film Series: Nares: Moves

Saturday, July 20, 1:30 PM

Film Series: Nares: Moves

Sunday, July 21, 1:30 PM

Film Series: Nares: Moves

Saturday, July 27, 1:30 PM

Film Series: Nares: Moves

Sunday, July 28, 1:30 PM

Express Talk: Nares: Moves

Thursday, August 1, Noon

Express Talk: Nares: Moves

Thursday, August 1, 5:30 PM
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.