Kara Walker. Safety Curtain 1

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

Text: Hans-Ulrich Obrist. cm 16,5×23; pp. 64; COL and BW; paperback. Publisher: Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln, 2000.

ISBN: 9783851600131| 3851600134

ID: AM-7711

Product Description

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

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