Das dünne Eis der Zivilisation
Oper: Der Tempel der Ernsthaftigkeit
Alexander Kluge

87 pp.

with 143 black-white and colour illustrations

loop staple bound softcover

Leipzig March, 2020
ISBN: 9783959053792
Edition Number: 1

Width: 23 cm
Length: 30 cm

Language(s): English, German

Alexander Kluge

Hannes Drißner

“Without music, life would be a mistake.” Alexander Kluge chose this quote from Friedrich Nietzsche as the catchline for his multi-part exhibition project, which revolves around THE POWER OF MUSIC. His staging at Kunsthalle Weishaupt and Museum Ulm is a pyrotechnic display of pleasurable impressions combining the latest films, passages of text, visual works, and artistic interventions. They are a distillation of DIE OPER, that historical theatre of solemnity, with all its drama, poetry, and interiority, with its fantastic exaggerations and somnambulist narratives. 

With works by Georg Baselitz, Thomas Demand, Katharina Grosse, Anselm Kiefer, Sarah Morris, and Anna Viehbrock and a selection of works from the Siegfried and Jutta Weishaupt Collection.

Alexander Kluge (b. 1932 in Halberstadt) is a screenwriter, film and TV producer, writer, philosopher, and one of the most influential exponents of New German Cinema.

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