Workshop for "The Nose," Johannesburg (2008)

Workshop for "The Nose," Johannesburg, 2008

© William Kentridge
Courtesy the artist

"I wanted to do a twentieth-century opera, to do a project that has to do with the end of Russian modernism, and I was interested in looking back at places in which there had been an interest in working with political imagery. Gogol’s story, The Nose, is an absurdist drama."

-William Kentridge