William Kentridge. That Which Is Not Drawn


The South African artist William Kentridge (Johannesburg, 1955) is an artist recognized throughout the world for his drawings, films, and theater and opera productions. This exhibition is a unique opportunity to see some of his most emblematic works: the spectacular audiovisual installation More Sweetly Play the Dance (which refers to the original force of shadow theater), nine large-format tapestries, the eleven films of the series by Animation Drawings for Projection and seven drawings on paper that show the laborious creative process of the films. Kentridge finished the eleventh film in the series, City Deep, a few months ago and its presentation at the CCCB will mark its European premiere.

Reflections on Postcolonialism

With this exhibition, the CCCB not only wants to delve into the work and artistic trajectory of a fundamental creator, it also wants to raise reflections on the challenges of post-colonialism and the dialectic between power, the margins and exclusion today.

"William Kentridge. What is not drawn" is an expanded adaptation of the exhibitions "William Kentridge - If We Ever Get to Heaven" (2015) and "William Kentridge: Ten Drawings for Projection" (2019), created and presented at the Eye Filmmuseum (Amsterdam) and curated by its exhibition director Jaap Guldemond, with the collaboration of Marente Bloemheuvel.

Free entrance

  • From October 9 to 12 by appointment: Telephone (+34) 933 064 100 / E-mail: info@cccb.org)
  • Sundays from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (you have to bring the reservation ticket online).