Opera as the World

with Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Rodney Graham and Anri Sala
June 22, 2019 – January 27, 2020

Front:

Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster

Helen & Gordon, Safety Curtain, Vienna State Opera, 2015/2016

 

Right:

Marienbad électrique, 2019

Holographic apparition

 

Photo © Jacqueline Trichard

 

 

 

 

Opera as the World

with Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Rodney Graham and Anri Sala
Centre Pompidou-Metz, Paris
June 22, 2019 – January 27, 2020
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Opera as the World witnesses the encounter between the visual arts and opera in the 20th and 21st centuries. Beyond the straightforward presentation of opera sets created by artists, the exhibition aims to shed new light on the resonance, and tensions, between opera and the Wagnerian legacy of the Gesamtkunstwerk (Total work of art concept) (“total artform”), exploring how the visual arts and lyric theatre have enriched one another and, at times, become sources of mutual, radical influence and inspiration. In this two-way relationship, opera is a fertile ground for experiment and the fomenting of new aesthetic and political sensibilities.

 

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