Moved by Schlemmer. 100 Years of Triadic Ballet

10 April – 9 October 2022


In 1922, Oskar Schlemmer's "Triadic Ballet" premiered in Stuttgart and caused horror and euphoria. 100 years later, it is world-famous and the fascination for the extraordinary world of ideas of the Bauhaus artist continues. The Staatsgalerie remains deeply committed to the legacy of Oskar Schlemmer. Our art archive contains the artist's written estate and our collection includes his largest coherent body of work, which also includes seven figurines from the "Triadic Ballet". To this day, Stuttgart is probably the most important place for Oskar Schlemmer.

Exhibition Installations by Ulla von Brandenburg, Kalin Lindena and Haegue Yang

The 100th anniversary is an occasion for us to look at the "Triadic Ballet" from the present. The three internationally renowned artists Ulla von Brandenburg, Kalin Lindena and Haegue Yang are invited to refer to Schlemmer's ideas with large-scale works and to question his meaning today. Visitors can expect expansive installations that will be an experience to wander through. At the same time, the exhibition provides selective insights into the historical cosmos of the "Triadic Ballet" and its reception up to the present day.

The exhibition is under the patronage of Winfried Kretschmann, Minister President of the State of Baden-Württemberg.

Film about the exhibition



Making of the exhibition

360 degree tour

You can visit our anniversary exhibition "Moved by Schlemmer" celebrating 100 years of the Triadic Ballet digitally anywhere and at any time. Move freely in our 360° tour and discover the expansive installations by the three artists Ulla von Brandenburg, Kalin Lindena and Haegue Yang. You will also learn additional information about the figurines of the Triadic Ballet.

To the tour

Dance and Performance Festival Body of the Present

30.9. – 9.10.2022

Where do we stand today in relation to our image of man, which Oskar Schlemmer perceived as "machine-man" in 1922? And how visionary can art be in times of social upheaval? Based on the utopian potential of the "Triadic Ballet", we will explore these current and historical questions in our own dance and performance festival, which will take place in cooperation with the independent dance scene in Stuttgart's urban space.

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