William Kentridge: Nose and other Subjects

 January 30 – March 16, 2014

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In his interpretation of Nicolai Gogol’s novel The Nose from 1837 and Dmitri Shostakovich’s opera of the same name, Kentridge has projected the story forward to the 1917 Russian Revolution and then into the twentieth century to include allusions to Stalin’s purges of the 1930s.  Drawing on diverse sources of information including film, literature and Russian newspapers, Kentridge creates a new version of the story where a bureaucrat’s nose leaves his face and begins it own life.

 

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