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What Will Come (2007)—which is about the Italian-Ethiopian war of the 1930s—works on the principle that what is distorted in the projection gets corrected in the viewer’s seeing of it in a mirror. So the distortion is the correction and the original is the distorted.”
—William Kentridge

Today, we join Tyler Green—along with a number of other art blogs and websites—in spotlighting the important works found in the collections at the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Seen here is William Kentridge’s anamorphic film, What Will Come (2007), as featured in two Art21 films: Compassion (2009) and William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible (2010). The work is included in the collection at the Detroit Institute of Arts, acquired by the museum in 2008.

Learn more about the “A Day for Detroit” initiative at Modern Art Notes.

IMAGES: William Kentridge, What Will Come (2007), installation view at 16th Biennale of Sydney, Australia, 2008. Production stills from the film William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible. © Art21, Inc. 2010. Artwork courtesy of Marian Goodman Gallery.

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