Take advantage of the summer to see two exhibitions that have been added to the schedule at the Centre Pompidou-Metz.
Rebecca Horn. Theater of Metamorphoses
With Theater of Metamorphoses, the Centre Pompidou-Metz presents an exhibition that highlights the rich range of forms of expression used by Rebecca Horn. Considered one of the most extraordinary artists of her generation, Rebecca Horn made the body the preferred material in her work. The exhibition explores the process of metamorphosis, from animist, surrealist and mechanistic perspectives, placing special emphasis on the role of film as a matrix within the German artist’s work, turning her sculptures into a theatrical production.
At the same time, the Tinguely Museum in Basel presents Body Fantasies. This exhibition highlights the transformation process, from the augmented bodies to the moving machines that have characterized Rebecca Horn’s work.
Opera as the World. The quest for a total work of art
Timed to coincide with the celebration of the 350th anniversary of the Opéra National de Paris, Opera as the World witnesses the encounter between the visual arts and opera since the beginning of the 20th century. The exhibition proposes a journey into the world
of opera through set designs, costumes and scenographic elements. A total art form invoking all senses, opera has also been a forum for expressing social and political demands. Opera as the World attempts to evoke the sensory power and enchantment of opera, to disturb
and to dazzle, and shows how opera is ultimately a symbol of freedom, of a shared vision of a new utopia.
Rebecca Horn, Die sanfte Gefangene [the Feathered Prison Fan], 1978
Still from the film Der Eintänzer
Rebecca Horn Collection
© Adagp, Paris, 2019 © All rights reserved
Die Zauberflötte (The Magic Flute), staging, sets and costumes by William Kentridge, Royal Theater of the Mint, Brussels, 2005, with Sumi Jo as the Queen of the Night.
Photo Johan Jacobs
Courtesy of the photographer and the Mint, Brussels
© Johan Jacobs / Royal Theater of the Mint, Brussels
© William Kentridge, courtesy of the Marian Goodman Gallery