«Sacré 101 – An Exhibition Based on ‹The Rite of Spring›»

 

With the exhibition project "Sacré 101—An Exhibition Based on The Rite of Spring," the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst traces the interplay between dance and the visual arts in a sustained engagement with Igor Stravinsky’s ballet Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring). The work features revolutionary music and choreography, and its premiere in Paris one hundred and one years ago is regarded as one of modernism’s great breakthrough moments. This ballet, in which a virgin sacrifices her life to the god of spring and dances herself to death, has lost none of its fascination. In addition to a selection of Le Sacre dance documentation—some of the material is presented in an exhibition setting for the first time—the show features works of art, most of which were created specially for the occasion by the invited artists, that engage with the ballet, its context, and its history in a wide variety of ways, while focusing on the iconography, as well as on aspects regarding the content. Xavier Le Roy and Alexis Marguerite Teplin contribute performance pieces that are integral parts of the presentation, which also includes the American artist Eleanor Antin’s seminal work Recollections of My Life with Diaghilev 1919–1929 (1977–1978) and the graphic oeuvre of Vaslav Nijinsky (ca. 1919); both have never been displayed in Switzerland.

Exhibition view, «Sacré 101 – An Exhibition Based on ‹The Rite of Spring›», photo: Stefan Altenburger Photography, Zurich

List of works

Marko Lulić: The Sacrifice

Marko Lulić

The Sacrifice
2013
Single channel video on monitor (b/w, sound)
11 min.

Eleanor Antin: Recollections of My Life with Diaghilev, 1919-1929

Eleanor Antin

Recollections of My Life with Diaghilev, 1919-1929
1976 - 1978
Silver gelatin photographs, tinted, watercolor and ink on paper, text panels
30 parts: 24 parts 35.6 x 27.9 cm each, 6 parts 35.6 x 28.6 cm each

Kenneth Archer: Strawinsky et les Ballets Russes

Kenneth Archer In cooperation with Millicent Hodson

Strawinsky et les Ballets Russes
2008
Single channel video on monitor (color, sound)
36:47 min.

Marc Bauer: Portrait as a Madman

Marc Bauer

Portrait as a Madman
2014
Pencil and inkjet print on paper
38 parts: 23 parts each 45 x 32 cm , 4 parts each 32 x 45 cm, 11 parts each 32 x 22.5 cm

Marc Bauer: Sanatorium Bellevue, Kreuzlingen

Marc Bauer

Sanatorium Bellevue, Kreuzlingen
2014
Lithographic crayon on wall
Ca. 390 x 550 cm

Marc Bauer: Übungen im Wahnsinn. 8 Digitaldrucke verloren in Zeichnungen und Aquarellen zum Ballets Russes

Marc Bauer

Übungen im Wahnsinn. 8 Digitaldrucke verloren in Zeichnungen und Aquarellen zum Ballets Russes
2014
Inkjet print, pencil and water color on paper, passepartout, portfolio
10 parts: 8 parts each 45 x 32 cm , 2 parts each 46 x 33 cm

Dara Friedman: RITE

Dara Friedman

RITE
2014
Single channel video projection (HD composite, color, stereo sound)
4:10 min.

Karen Kilimnik: The Fairy Princess Flora in Winterland

Karen Kilimnik

The Fairy Princess Flora in Winterland
2014
Inkjet print, framed
27.3 x 17.8 cm

Royston Maldoom

Rhythm Is It! The Dance Performance (Le Sacré du printemps)
2004
Single channel video on monitor (color, sound)
39:30 min.

Babette Mangolte: Yvonne Rainer RoS INDEXICAL

Babette Mangolte In cooperation with Yvonne Rainer

Sara Masüger: Ohne Titel

Sara Masüger

Ohne Titel
2014
Acrystal
145 x 140 x 55 cm

Sara Masüger: Ohne Titel (Liegende)

Sara Masüger

Ohne Titel (Liegende)
2014
Acrystal
45 x 180 x 65 cm

Sara Masüger

Ohne Titel (Sitzende)
2014
105 x 74 x 72 cm

Vaslav Nijinsky: Mask

Vaslav Nijinsky

Mask
1918/19
Coloured pencil on paper
37.7 x 28.3 cm

Silke Otto-Knapp: Landscape (Rite)

Silke Otto-Knapp

Landscape (Rite)
2013
Watercolour and gouache on canvas
160 x 180 cm

Silke Otto-Knapp: Rite of Spring

Silke Otto-Knapp

Rite of Spring
2013
Watercolour and gouache on canvas
120 x 140 cm

Silke Otto-Knapp: Two Figures (Sitting)

Silke Otto-Knapp

Two Figures (Sitting)
2011
Watercolour and gouache on canvas
100 x 130 cm

Silke Otto-Knapp: Figure (Horizontal)

Silke Otto-Knapp

Figure (Horizontal)
2009
Watercolour and gouache on canvas
80 x 110 cm

Silke Otto-Knapp: Turning Shadow (Silver)

Silke Otto-Knapp

Turning Shadow (Silver)
2009
Watercolour and gouache on canvas
80 x 100.3 cm

Silke Otto-Knapp: Figure (Half-Bending)

Silke Otto-Knapp

Figure (Half-Bending)
2008
Watercolour and gouache on canvas
59.7 x 44.5 cm

Silke Otto-Knapp: Figure (Bending)

Silke Otto-Knapp

Figure (Bending)
2007
Watercolour on canvas
80 x 80 cm

Silke Otto-Knapp: Group (Spring)

Silke Otto-Knapp

Group (Spring)
2006
Watercolour and gouache on canvas
130.2 x 100.3 cm

Christodoulos Panayiotou: Ohne Titel

Christodoulos Panayiotou

Ohne Titel
2014
Leather, leatherette, rubber, shoelaces, cardboard boxes
Dimensions variable

Lucy Stein: A Voyage Around My Rice Cake (Matrioshka Painting 1)

Lucy Stein

A Voyage Around My Rice Cake (Matrioshka Painting 1)
2014
Oil, oil stick and spray paint on canvas
156 x 136 cm

Lucy Stein: A Voyage Around My Rice Cake (Matrioshka Painting 2)

Lucy Stein

A Voyage Around My Rice Cake (Matrioshka Painting 2)
2014
Oil, oil stick and spray paint on canvas
130 x 115 cm

Lucy Stein: A Voyage Around My Rice Cake (Matrioshka Painting 3)

Lucy Stein

A Voyage Around My Rice Cake (Matrioshka Painting 3)
2014
Oil, oil stick and spray paint on canvas
104 x 90.8 cm

Lucy Stein: A Voyage Around My Rice Cake (Matrioshka Painting 4)

Lucy Stein

A Voyage Around My Rice Cake (Matrioshka Painting 4)
2014
Oil, oil stick and spraypaint on velveteen and canvas
78 x 68 cm

Lucy Stein: A Voyage Around My Rice Cake (Matrioshka Painting 5)

Lucy Stein

A Voyage Around My Rice Cake (Matrioshka Painting 5)
2014
Oil, oil stick and spray paint on canvas
52 x 45 cm

Lucy Stein: A Voyage Around My Rice Cake (Matrioshka Painting 6)

Lucy Stein

A Voyage Around My Rice Cake (Matrioshka Painting 6)
2014
Oil, oil stick and spray paint on canvas
26 x 23 cm

Alexis Marguerite Teplin

Costume C (SiSi)
2014
Oil on metis linen and cotton
116 x 92 x 18 cm

Alexis Marguerite Teplin: Costume P (Lino)

Alexis Marguerite Teplin

Costume P (Lino)
2014
163 x 76 x 34 cm

Alexis Marguerite Teplin

Marche Sur Place
2014
Oil on linen and metis linen
Ca. 291 x 485 cm

Julie Verhoeven: Sweating Greens

Julie Verhoeven

Sweating Greens
2014
Single channel video on monitor or projection (color, sound)
3:23 min. ; Dimensions variable

Mary Wigman: Le Sacre du printemps

Mary Wigman

Le Sacre du printemps
1957/2013
Single channel video on monitor (color, sound)
37:27 min.

Visitor address
Limmatstrasse 270
CH–8005 Zurich
Directions

Mailing address
Postfach 1766
CH–8031 Zurich
Tel +41 44 277 20 50
Fax +41 44 277 62 86
info(at)migrosmuseum.ch

Opening hours
Tue/Wed/Fri 11 am–6 pm
Thu 11 am–8 pm
Sat/Sun 10 am–5 pm
Public Holidays

Admission
Adults: CHF 12
Reduced: CHF 8
Thu 5-8 pm: Free admission
More