William Kentridge’s quirky, playful Thick Time is a must-see show

The Telegraph | Mark Hudson:

William Kentridge may be South Africa’s best known artist and a staunch opponent of apartheid, but don’t come to this exhibition expecting Rainbow Nation colours and triumphant images of struggle. Rooted in drawing, Kentridge’s work is almost entirely monochrome and his influences and frames of reference, at first glance at least, appear completely European.

The opening work in this exhibition of immersive audio-visual installations, created since 2003, gives an immediate flavour of what Kentridge is about. A quirky retro-modernist assemblage, with a brass megaphone and bicycle parts atop an old-fashioned photographic tripod – it evokes Berlin in 1920, rather than Johannesberg in 2014… Read more

Image: The Refusal of Time, a collaborative art installation which features as part of the new William Kentridge exhibition at London’s Whitechapel Gallery. Credit: Doug Peters/PA Wire