After Work. Cy Twombly: Untitled (“Om Ma Ni Pad Me Hum”) (Lexington), 2000
- Time of day5:30 PM until 6:30 PM
- Duration60 minutes
- RegistrationLimited number of spaces | Please register at email@example.com. Remaining tickets may be available at the ticket desk.
Relax while experiencing a work of art. We focus on a single work whose sensual effect accompanies us into the evening. There’s no pressure to gain knowledge or to get involved; rather, empathy and dialog are encouraged. After a while we move to ZEBRA, our museum café, where we deepen the conversation and have the opportunity to get to know each other. Because art is all about exchange.
Cy Twombly, Untitled (“Om Ma Ni Pad Me Hum”) (Lexington), 2000
The sculpture by American artist Cy Twombly looks as if he had simply nailed two upright wooden boards together on two crates, dumped a bucket of white paint over them, and then brushed ghostly letters in liquid blue paint. Full of wonder we decipher this sequence of syllables: OM MA NI PAD ME HUM—one of the most popular mantras of Buddhism. But why is it to be found here on a sculpture by Twombly? Gabriele Kunkel invites us to delve into the artist’s world and discuss it together.
With Gabriele Kunkel