Thursday, September 23, 2010


Richter/Meinhof - Opera
David Chesworth

performed by Kate Kedall and Hugo Race
OCT 14 - OCT 16 2010
ACCA Foyer
Australian Centre of Contemporary Arts
111 Sturt St Southbank
The latest performance work from artist David Chesworth is an evocative exploration of the limits of representation and direct action.
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. Derived from archival newspaper photographs, the paintings caused a sensation when first exhibited in Germany in 1989.