June 24 - July 31, 2021

Katharina Grosse

Sphinx Opera

Bayerische Staatsoper, München

Exhibition by Alexander Kluge with works by Katharina Grosse, Jonathan Meese and Georg Baselitz. Katharina Grosse's contribution consists of three works. Two - so called - stages - which serve as display for filmmaker’s footage and the silk piece "SPHINX OPERA“.

OPENING HOURS before the start of the performances at the Nationaltheater and during the intermissions.
(A ticket for the respective performance is necessary!)
Special opening hours (a ticket for the performance is not necessary):
Sunday, 27 June, from 11 am.to 5 pm (CEST)
Saturday, 3 July, from 10 am to 4 pm (CEST)
Free admission via the main portal at Max-Joseph-Platz, registration via contact form required

"Alexander Kluge has filmed the past 13 years of Nikolaus Bachler's directorship. The exhibition Sphinx Opera visualizes significant productions, faces and voices that have shaped the Bayerische Staatsoper during this time. Alexander Kluge approaches the mysterious cosmos of opera by breaking it down into its elements and immediately bringing the resulting set pieces back into correspondence with each other or boldly short-circuiting them. Artistic works by KATHARINA GROSSE, Jonathan Meese and Georg Baselitz interact with the filmmaker's video works and bring the interaction of the arts in the Gesamtkunstwerk to the center of attention in an unconventional way.“

Courtesy Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, 2021

» Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich

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