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a bonfire of visual & acoustic impressions sent out by historical & contemporary art evoked my senses this Wednesday´s opening of the multimedia exhibition “HAYDN EXPLOSIV – an European career at the princely court Esterházy” in the historical rooms of Esterházy Palace at Eisenstadt –  Austrian composer Joseph Haydn´s central domain of creativity & performance

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General Director Dr Stefan Ottrubay, head of the Esterházy Cultural Managemant, Art Director Dr Alfred Weidinger & curator  Herbert Lachmayer at the press preview

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a colourful carpet designed by Roy Lichtenstein welcomes to enter & follow the line of pursuance

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an historical portrait of Nikolaus I Esterházy –  named by contemporarians a “lover of splendour”  was  a passionate patron of art, nowadays surrounded  in honour by two goldened columns – see about the preparations my previous post here:  spick & span

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genius (cit. Alfred Weidinger), cultural philosopher &  curator Herbert Lachmayer leads with enthusiasm, knowledge & wit through the rooms of the exhibition

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Sala Europa

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projected notations, staff lines, architectural plans, cockroaches, bursting & burning architecture on the ceiling of Sala Europa – moving hands & strings on the carpet & framed glass below

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Herbert Lachmayer refers about the sculpture Paukenschlag by Franz West & Welcome to Chaos by Gelitin – btw – I have the stirring imagination of Francis Bacon

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Pipilotti Rist´s video-installation Selbstlos im Lavabad , set into Lichtenstein´s carpet

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Margit Nobis´erotic tapestry

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Otto Zitko´s lined ceiling

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Haus der Laune / house of humor / maison burlesque

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Joseph Haydn, Herbert Lachmayer & Stefan Ottrubay

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the official opening at the Haydn Sall accompanied by the musicians of the Apollon Musagète Quartett, Vienna, music by Joseph Haydn & Karol Szymanowski

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” province is not a place but a state of mind”  (Lachmayer)

by the way  –  maskaron – that´s the name of the new café in the court of the Esterházy Palace, so called after the masks on the walls up there. you may have a look on them :  HERE.  – I have painted them all in vinyl-technique last months.

3 Comments

  1. yesterday I visited the exhibition. whow!! it was amazing, extraordinairy – and i’ll be there soon again! have a look: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjrM5X-yvI8😉

  2. great! – can´t be described with words!

  3. Que bonico


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