David Chesworth


For two nights the Gallery will host David Chesworth’s latest performance work. 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 Group responsible for a deadly campaign to overthrow the West German establishment.

Art Exhibition previously on at Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney precinct, New South Wales, Australia.
From Friday 08 June 2012 to Saturday 09 June 2012

Richter-Meinhof/Opera image

Published by Art Gallery of New South Wales on Tuesday 22 May 2012.
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Derived from archival newspaper photographs, the paintings caused a sensation when first exhibited in Germany in 1989.

Drawing on the writings of both Richter and Meinhof and records of actual events, this intimate performance artwork is set to a series of compelling soundscapes by Chesworth.

Richter/Meinhof-Opera entangles art with politics, the real with the ritualised, and the personal with the State.

Featuring performers Luisa Hastings Edge and Hugo Race

Presented by Wax Sound Media and Art Gallery of New South Wales