A work inspired by Dimitri Shostakovich’s opera The Nosewill form the centrepiece of a solo exhibition by South African artist William Kentridge – one of the highlights of the Art Gallery of New South Wales’s exhibition programme for 2018.

Art Gallery New South WalesWilliam Kentridge I am not me, the horse is not mine 2008, installation view at Cockatoo Island for the 16th Biennale of Sydney © William Kentridge. Courtesy the artist; Marian Goodman Gallery, New York and Paris; Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg; and Annandale Galleries, Sydney

Entitled I am not me, the horse is not mine, the work has been gifted to the AGNSW by Anita and Luca Belgiorno-Nettis. Originally created for the 2008 Sydney Biennale, where it was performed on Cockatoo Island, it is an immersive, eight-screen video installation combining narration, projection and a vocal and instrumental soundtrack.

Kentridge, who is known for his stop-motion videos of charcoal drawings, created I am not me, the horse is not minewhile preparing to design and direct his acclaimed production of Shostakovich’s opera (which is based on Nikolai Gogol’s absurdist short story) for the...