Tuesday, May 25, 2010


MOMA's spectacular special exhibition of work by William Kentridge ended on May 17th, but the family study guide is still available online. The document suggests fun ways that adults and children can engage with, and respond to, Kentridge's art work.

Kentridge's reading of Nikolai Gogol's "the Nose", a story about a man who finds his nose has jumped off of his face to live a life of its own, inspired the artist to create the multimedia piece "Performance 8: William Kentridge: I am not me, the horse is not mine." In MOMA's guide, children and adults are instructed to "draw your own picture of a nose character in action. explain to your friend or family member what the nose is doing in your drawing." 

Download the guide, with a click, here (pdf).

View the multimedia site here.

I'm off to find a pencil.

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