William Kentridge, The Refusal of Time, 2012
William Kentridge, The Refusal of Time, 2012; five-channel video with sound, 30 min., with steel megaphones and breathing machine "elephant", dimensions variable; Collection SFMOMA, Jointly owned by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (purchase, by exchange, through an anonymous gift and the K. Hart Smith Trust); © 2012 William Kentridge. All rights reserved.
William Kentridge, The Refusal of Time, 2012

Artwork Info

Artwork title
The Refusal of Time
Artist name
William Kentridge
Composer
Philip Miller
Video Editor
Catherine Meyburgh
Dramaturge
Peter Galison
Date created
2012
Classification
video installation
Medium
five-channel video with sound, 30 min., with steel megaphones and breathing machine "elephant"
Dimensions
dimensions variable
Date acquired
2013
Credit
Collection SFMOMA
Jointly owned by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (purchase, by exchange, through an anonymous gift and the K. Hart Smith Trust)
Copyright
© 2012 William Kentridge. All rights reserved.
Permanent URL
https://www.sfmoma.org/artwork/2013.250.1-3
Artwork status
Not on view at this time.

Essay

Rudolf Frieling on The Refusal of Time

By Rudolf Frieling, January 2017
Media arts curator Rudolf Frieling discusses the “maze of cross-references and exploding trajectories” that defines William Kentridge’s The Refusal of Time.

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