Der wilde Atem der Freiheit & Woman on a Horse (Self-Portrait)

Alexander Kluge & Sarah Morris

11 May — 25 Jul 18

Billboard at Lenbachplatz

Diagnonal view of the billboard at Lenbachplatz. The motif shows a white rectangle with fluttering edges on a black background. Inside, hands appear holding two red hearts up, with the washed-out lettering "Vive la Liberté" above them.

Der wilde Atem der Freiheit, 2018 & Woman on a Horse (Self-Portrait), 1972/2018 © Foto: Michael Pfitzner

Between May and July 2018, the Kunst-Insel at Lenbachplatz acts as a preview venue for an underwater opera staged by Alexander Kluge in collaboration with Sarah Morris.

In this underwater opera, revolution, sea monsters and love are exposed to the elemental forces of water. The two billboard motifs refer to the opera’s content: In her children’s drawing from 1972, Sarah Morris shows herself riding a monster as if across Loch Ness. Alexander Kluge, on the other hand, chooses a still from his 2018 film “Angriff auf eine dicke Tür aus Glas” (“Attack on a Thick Door of Glass”).

With the theme of revolution as abrupt social upheaval, the two tied in with a central motif of the festival Public Art Munich 2018, in the context of which the project took place and which was held under the motto “Game Changers”.

Alexander Kluge, born 1932 in Halberstadt, lives and works in Munich. Sarah Morris, born 1967 in Sevenoaks, UK, lives and works in New York and London.

Frontal view of the billboard at Lenbachplatz. The motif shows a white rectangle with fluttering edges on a black background. Inside, hands appear holding two red hearts up, with the washed-out lettering "Vive la Liberté" above them.
Der wilde Atem der Freiheit, 2018 & Woman on a Horse (Self-Portrait), 1972/2018 © Foto: Michael Pfitzner
Frontal view of the billboard at Lenbachplatz. The motif shows a colourful children's drawing depicting a figure riding a dragon-like monster on a white background.
Der wilde Atem der Freiheit, 2018 & Woman on a Horse (Self-Portrait), 1972/2018 © Foto: Michael Pfitzner

Location

Billboard at Lenbachplatz

Lenbachplatz
80333 München

Karte