William Kentridge, The Refusal of Time, 2012

Artwork Info

Artwork title
The Refusal of Time
Artist name
William Kentridge
Date created
video installation
five-channel video with sound, 30 min., with steel megaphones and breathing machine "elephant"
dimensions variable
Date Acquired
Collection SFMOMA
Jointly owned by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (purchase, by exchange, through an anonymous gift and the K. Hart Smith Trust) and The Metropolitan Museum of Art (purchased with Roy R. and Marie S. Neuberger Foundation Inc. and Wendy Fisher Gifts and The Raymond and Beverly Sackler 21st Century Art Fund)
© 2012 William Kentridge. All rights reserved.
Permanent URL
Artwork Status
Not on view at this time.

In this video produced by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, South African artist William Kentridge explores the question of what time looks like. He discusses his multimedia installation The Refusal of Time (2012), a joint acquisition between the Met and SFMOMA.

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