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william kentridge

in the last 18 months, william kentridge’s work has been seen at the metropolitan opera in new york, la scala in milan, moma new york, the albertina museum in vienna, the louvre and jeu de paume in paris. in november last year he received the kyoto prize in arts and philosophy, and in 2011 was elected as an honorary member of the american academy of arts and letters. the retrospective exhibition william kentridge: five themes was seen in the u.s. at the san francisco museum of modern art; the museum of modern art, new york, among other museums in the us before travelling to jeu de paume, paris; the albertina museum, vienna; israel museum, jerusalem; and the garage, moscow, russia. the exhibition will be presented in 2012 at the australian centre for the moving image, melbourne. kentridge’s production of mozart’s the magic flute (first staged at la monnaie in brussesls in 2005, and since then seen in new york, cape town, johannesburg, and at festival d’aix), was presented at la scala in milan earlier this year. his acclaimed presentation of shostakovich’s the nose at the metropolitan opera (new york) in may 2010, traveled this year to festival d’aix-en-provence, and the opéra national de lyon, france. kentridge has received honorary doctorates from institutions including the royal college of art, london (2010), rhodes university, grahamstown, south africa (2008), and the university of the witwatersrand (2004). he has been recipient of the oskar kokoschka award, vienna (2008) kaiserring prize, mönchehaus-museum für moderne art, goslar (2003), the sharjah biennial 6 prize (2003), and the carnegie prize, carnegie museum of art, pittsburgh (2000), for his contributions to contemporary art. his other recent solo exhibitions, include most recently william kentridge: carnets d’egypte at the louvre museum, paris  (2010). in addition, last year brought two exhibitions in japan at museum of modern art, kyoto and national museum of modern art, tokyo (2010). 

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