The NoseBy http://profile.typepad.com/1237764140s22740 // October 26, 2013 in Art, New York
This morning I'm popping up to New York, by way of that classic movie mini-palace, the Lincoln Theater in Mount Vernon, Washington, to see the New York Metropolitan Opera's livestream of The Nose, a Shostakovich opera based on the story by Gogol.
I'm not an opera fan, but I am a big William Kentridge fan.
Kentridge is the South African artist probably best known for his animated charcoal drawings.
I first encountered his work at the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan, at a major retrospective there. Next, a couple summers back, my wife and I saw an installation of his in the wing of a train station in Kassel, Germany, during the 100 days of Documenta.
Kentridge also designs sets and costumes for operas, including this production of The Nose.
Will report back.