Richter/Meinhof-Opera at Art Gallery of New South Wales


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Richter/Meinhof-Opera has its origins in the controversial painting series 'October 18, 1977' by Gerhard Richter. The paintings depict scenes surrounding the apparent suicides of jailed members of the notorious Baader/Meinhof Gang responsible for a deadly campaign to overthrow the West German establishment.

This intimate performance artwork entangles art with politics, the real with the ritualised and the personal with the State. Featuring Luisa Hastings Edge and Hugo Race.

Richter/Meinhof-Opera performances
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Sydney, Australia
8–9 June 2012
See project page

Forum: Art and politics: Unfinished Business?
16 May 2012
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Four speakers discuss the often fraught relationship between art and politics, featuring David Chesworth, Dr Jolanta Nowak, Tony Bond and Tony MacGregor.


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