Exhibition Alexander Kluge from 24 June to 31 July 2021

Alexander Kluge has filmed the past 13 years of Nikolaus Bachler's directorship. The exhibition Sphinx Opera visualizes significant productions, faces and voices that have shaped the Bavarian State Opera during this time. Alexander Kluge approaches the mysterious cosmos of opera by breaking it down into its elements and immediately bringing the resulting set pieces back into correspondence with each other or boldly short-circuiting them. Artistic works by Katharina Grosse, Jonathan Meese and Georg Baselitz interact with the filmmaker's video works and bring the interaction of the arts in the Gesamtkunstwerk to the center of attention in an unconventional way.

The exhibition opens its doors on June 24 at the National Theater. Until July 31, 2021, the Königsaal, the Ionic Halls, the area in front of the royal box, the special dressing room, the foyer, the new restaurant LUDWIG ZWEI and the bar-bistro RHEINGOLD will be used.