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Opera as the World - Exhibition catalogue

REF EK197439 EAN 9782711874392

 Opera as the World - Exhibition catalogue

Opera as the World - Exhibition catalogue


For the first time on this scale, "Opera as the World" proposes a journey through the history of opera in the 20th and 21st centuries through the prism of its relationship with the visual arts.
Far from a traditional reading and much more than a catalogue devoted to opera set designs by artists, it intends to relate, in resonance with the heritage of the Wagnerian "Gesamtkunstwerk", how the visual arts and the lyrical genre have nourished each other and sometimes even radically influenced each other, from the early 20th century to the present day.
In this back and forth movement, opera thus serves as a fertile ground for experimentation and as a catalyst for new aesthetic and political sensibilities.
At a time of profound international socio-political upheavals and a questioning of the meaning and power of Europe, Opera as the World also explores and shows the political aura and the part of utopia that the lyrical genre conveys as a total work of art.

Exhibition at the Centre Pompidou-Metz from 22nd June 2019 to 27th of January 2020

French language
320 pages / 244 illustrations

Co-publishing Rmn-Grand Palais with the Centre Pompidou Metz and in partnership with the Paris Opera

Dimensions : 22,2 x 29,4 x 3 cm

Paris - Musée national d'Art moderne - Centre Pompidou
Art movements
20th century, 21st century