Opera in six acts
Gianfranco Baruchello, Kurt von Bley, Aneta Regel, Yoko Ono, Daniel Spoerri, Lamberto Teotino
Music and art were always combined. John Cage, Rauschenberg, Cunningham and many others merged art and music making. Picasso and Cocteau contributed to the ballets by creating costumes and sets. David Hockney has built magical scenography for the Mozart’s Magic Flute opera. Degas was inspired with themes of the ballet and opera. Jackson Pollock painted to Jazz, and Kandinsky was extremely interested in the relationship between visual art and music – he was even naming his paintings with musical terms. Mondrian, who arrived in New York in 1940, fell in love with the boogie-woogie music. What music inspires artists now? That was the questions, that we asked ourselves, a result of which we developed the idea of Opera in six acts – journey through the artists’ inspiration. Work – meaning of the Italian word opera, either as a labor and produced result gave us the encouragement to combine art works and opera in one exhibition. Opera in six acts was made to invoke the deeper and exceptional understanding of the process and the work itself. Opera wasn’t only successful because of the beautiful music – it was also the libretto. Instead of words – we are using the visualization. Artworks tell stories by themselves. WeGallery wants to encourage all of you to hear the stories of Gianfranco Baruchello, Kurt von Bley, Aneta Regel, Yoko Ono, Daniel Spoerri and Lamberto Teotino – Opera in six acts. Let’s hear the music play.
Curator: Davide di Maggio and Karolina Zawislak
Production: Jakub Szewczyk
Organization & Press: Aleksandra Wasiluk