For more than 40 years, the safety curtain of the Vienna Staatsoper has been decorated with a picture of Orpheus and Eurydike. No more. American artist Kara Walker’s cut-out relief, combining her recognizable nightmarish blend of racism and violence, art, kitsch, and death, inaugurated the curtain’s new status as a temporary exhibition space.
Essays by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Nancy Spector, Susanne Neuburger, Vitus H. Weh.
6.25 x 9 in.
14 color, 20 b/w illustrations