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    William Kentridge, The Refusal of Time (still), 2012; five-channel video with sound, megaphones, and breathing machine (“elephant”); 30 min.; dimensions variable; created in collaboration with Peter G William Kentridge, The Refusal of Time (still), 2012; five-channel video with sound, megaphones, and breathing machine (“elephant”); 30 min.; dimensions variable; created in collaboration with Peter G William Kentridge, The Refusal of Time (still), 2012; five-channel video with sound, megaphones, and breathing machine (“elephant”); 30 min.; dimensions variable; created in collaboration with Peter G William Kentridge, The Refusal of Time (installation view at MAXXI Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rome), 2012; five-channel video with sound, megaphones, and breathing machine (“elephant”) William Kentridge, The Refusal of Time (installation view at MAXXI Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rome), 2012; five-channel video with sound, megaphones, and breathing machine (“elephant”)

    FROM THE SFMOMA PRESS ROOM:

    Along with The Metropolitan Museum of Art, we are thrilled to announce the joint acquisition of South African artist William Kentridge’s major multimedia installation, The Refusal of Time (2012).

    A shared acquisition by purchase, The Refusal of Time will have its U.S. premiere at the Metropolitan Museum from October 22, 2013, through May 11, 2014. When SFMOMA’s expansion project is complete and the museum reopens to the public in 2016, San Francisco will get its turn. The Refusal of Time will join an extensive body of works by Kentridge already in or promised to SFMOMA’s collection, making SF home to one of the best representations of the artist’s mature work.

    Read the full release, and read the New York Times’ coverage.

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