29th Festival 2019

Fringe programme

Wednesday, 06. November 2019 // 6.30 – 9.30 p.m.

From 12 years

Thursday, 07. November 2019 // 6.30 – 9.30 p.m.

Theater der Jungen Welt / Entrance foyer

Free entrance
(only with ticket for „Das Lackballett“ („The lacquer ballet“))


Exhibition


Lackbilder von Oskar Schlemmer
(Lacquer paintings by Oskar Schlemmer) Reading and discussion

Color copies





One primarily associates the name of the painter, sculptor and stage designer Oskar Schlemmer (1888-1943) with the Bauhaus in Weimar and Dessau. His creations after the destruction of the Bauhaus by the National Socialists and their categorization of his work as »degenerate art« from 1933 onwards are less well known. In financial trouble, he accepted a position at Dr. Kurt Herberts’ paint factory in Wuppertal in 1940; lacquer paints were tested here. This is where Schlemmer created his last works. Unfortunately, plans for a »lacquer cabinet« with wall and ceiling panels as a gesamtkunstwerk were not realized for economic reasons.

In addition to the guest performance »Das Lackballett« (»The lacquer ballet«) by the Theater der Klänge, Dusseldorf, seven photo prints of lacquer pictures will be shown in a small exhibition before and after the shows.