“The Impossible Encyclopedia No. 48: Power Relations” / Bavarian State Opera
- Time of day7:00 PM until 9:00 PM
- Duration120 minutes
- Participantsmax. 50 people
- RegistrationNo registration necessary
“Die unmögliche Enzyklopädie” (“The Impossible Encyclopedia”), a series of events presented by the Bavarian State Opera, visits Museum Brandhorst. Based on the themes and issues emerging from the works performed in a season, the State Opera’s dramaturgy department invites you to pursue these concepts further. A voyage of discovery – together with artists, musicians from the opera house, and experts from various different professions and passions.
In terms of content, the theme of this year’s Opera season “Alles, was recht ist” (“All that is just”) is the point of departure for this format – starting from the premieres and the underlying motifs that can be found in the plot and the music. This motto of the season can be understood at different contextual levels: on the one hand the restriction of and reflection on the customary concept of law, on the other hand the attitude of “banging on the table,” when enough is really enough and indignation is high. And is such outrage not necessary when one is confronted with power relationships that have become unbalanced, and are thus perceived to be unjust?
The 48th edition of the “impossible encyclopedia” questions these “power relationships” – discussions and a reading will be held and musical performances will be presented by the opera studio and a string quartet at Museum Brandhorst in front of artworks that reflect the topic.
Thomas Eggerer in Conversation with Florian Pumhösl
Since the 1990s the artist Thomas Eggerer, who was born in Munich and lives in New York, has created subjects in his figurative paintings that are dedicated to the individual in the field of tension between community and isolation, as well as between the general public and individuality. The irony of his depictions of everyday scenes and gestures direct the gaze to their philosophical quality. InGo to the event
Pictures, Pictures, Pictures, I, I, I, You, You, You, and Boris Becker: Workshop by and with the artist Thomas von Poschinger
Workshop in four parts; it is also possible to join at a later stage, or to participate in individual sessions. Each workshop can be booked individually. Meeting point: Museum information desk. Thurs 20.02.2020 | 5:30 to 7 p.m. In conversation with curator Monika Bayer-Wermuth Thurs 27.02.2020 | 5:30 to 7 p.m. PracticalGo to the event
Jana Euler in Conversation with Monika Bayer-Wermuth
A scared white shark, a portrait of Ed Sheeran, or a female depiction of Christ: Jana Euler’s striking motifs are always only the entry to a larger debate about painting. For the last decade the Friedberg-born artist has used styles and expressive forms of painting eclectically in order to question the medium using its own means. In the process she opens the discourse on socially relevant issuesGo to the event