A Guided Tour of the Exhibition: For Soprano with Handbag

Multimedia Lecture

Guided tours in museums intend to give visitors a closer understanding of the art work.
On the other hand, every text explaining a work of art automatically places it in the past, immobilizes it, silences it. In this performance developed by William Kentridge and soprano Joanna Dudley, they work against the museification of art works. The performance “A Guided Tour of the Exhibition: For Soprano with Handbag” allows the pictures to defend themselves and to resist interpretations. It is both an accompanying programme to the exhibition and its refutation.

Duration : 40 mins 


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  • 2017-11-01 00:00:00 2017-11-04 00:00:00 - The Print Room, London - UK
  • 2016-05-20 00:00:00 2016-07-16 00:00:00 - Martin Gropius Bau, Berliner Festspiele / Foreign Affairs Festival, Berlin - Germany


Conception : William Kentridge, Joanna Dudley
Co-creator & Performance : Joanna Dudley
Video editor : Žana Marović
Costumes : Greta Goiris

Co-production : Berliner Festspiele / Foreign Affairs and Martin-Gropius-Bau