Die Macht der Musik
Die Oper: Tempel der Ernsthaftigkeit
Alexander Kluge/Alexander Kluge

87 pp.

with numerous black-white and colour illustrations

loop staple bound softcover

Leipzig October, 2019
ISBN: 9783959053563

Width: 23 cm
Length: 30 cm

Language(s): English, German

Alexander Kluge

Alexander Kluge

Alexander Kluge, Georg Baselitz, Katharina Grosse, Thomas Demand, Anselm Kiefer, Sarah Morris, Anna Viehbrock

“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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