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Vic Gentils: The Chess Set
ANTWERP, BELGIUM • Middelheim Museum • 24 February - 1 September 2013
The Middelheim Museum presents The Chess Set (1966-67) by Vic Gentils (1919-1997, Belgium). This monumental installation with thirty-two pieces represents a turning point in Gentilsí oeuvre. The scenography reinforces the concept of a battle or game of chess, but also offers the physical possibility of viewing the installation from different perspectives, for a longer period and in total comfort.
Along with this piece, Pierced by RezsŲ Berczeller (1912-1992, Hungary) will also be on display. The Hungarianís oeuvre is influenced by the Second World War and the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, and is almost entirely devoted to the downfall of man.
Middelheim Museum Website
Tel: (32) 3 288 33 60
The Tragedy of a Friendship, a hommage to Richard Wagner : By Jan Fabre
ANTWERP, BELGIUM • Concert Hall Flanders Opera • 15 - 24 May 2013
|Jan Fabre: The Tragedy of a Friendship, a hommage to Richard Wagner |
Music performance: Vlaamse Opera
Concept: Jan Fabre
Directed by Jan Fabre
Stage design: Jan Fabre
Dramaturgy: Luc Joosten
What begins as an idyll ends up as a hell: the friendship between Friedrich Nietzsche and Richard Wagner. It is only after Wagner's death that Nietzsche launches his vitriolic indictment of him.
Nietzsche and Wagner as alter egos, art somewhere between thinking and dreaming. In the hands of writer Stefan Hertmans, composer Moritz Eggert and theatre-maker Jan Fabre, 'The Tragedy of a Friendship' develops into a new opera. A homage to Wagner.
Flanders Opera Website
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Jan Fabre: The Years of The Hour Blue in Vienna.
Detailed schedule information:
Tel: (32) 3 248 28 28
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