Oskar Schlemmer, The Triadic Ballet, 1922, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Photo: Oliver Kröning

Oskar Schlemmer’s Triadic Ballet premiered at the Württembergisches Landestheater in Stuttgart on 30 September 1922. Almost a century later, this extraordinary gesamtkunstwerk, which brings together visual art, dance and costume design, has lost none of its fascination. Schlemmer’s surviving original figurines, which have been in the possession of the Staatsgalerie since the 1970s, are among the highlights of the collection. Why and in what way does the Triadic Ballet still move our visitors even a hundred years after its creation? And what is Schlemmer’s relevance to contemporary art? The exhibition Moved by Schlemmer integrates the historical figurines in a presentation of large-scale installations by three contemporary artists and brings an extraordinary moment of Stuttgart’s history onto the stage of the present.

The starting point of the exhibition is Schlemmer’s concept of the Triadic Ballet as an embodiment of the principle of the trinity. Three acts conveying three different moods, building up from the cheerful and burlesque to the festive and solemn and, finally, to the mystical and fantastic. Ulla von Brandenburg, Kalin Lindena and Haegue Yang each react to one mood and challenge Schlemmer’s thoughts and decisions with their own artistic questions. A look at the history of the work’s reception shows that its influence extends far beyond the art world, resurfacing, for example in music and fashion. But it also shows what critical questions Schlemmer’s work provokes today, one hundred years after its creation.

Die Ausstellung steht unter der Schirmherrschaft von Winfried Kretschmann, Ministerpräsident des Landes Baden-Württemberg.

Dance and Performance Festival

Bodies of the Present

30 September – 9 October 2022

Where do we stand today in terms of our image of man, whom Oskar Schlemmer perceived as a ‘machine human’ in 1922? And how visionary can art be in times of social upheaval? Taking the utopian potential of the Triadic Ballet as our starting point, we explore these current and historical questions in our own dance and performance festival, which will be developed in cooperation with the independent dance scene and be held in Stuttgart’s public urban space.

The program for the festival will be published here.

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Triadischer Dialog. Podiumsgespräch mit Konzert- und Tanzperformance

Mi 1.6. | 18.00 – 22.00 Uhr

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11,50 € / 9,50 € ohne Sammlung

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Highlights

Activation of the installation "Handles" by Haegue Yang.

On the first Sunday of every month, the sculptures of Haegue Yang's installation are set in motion three times a day. Accompanied by the musical piece "Images" (1968) by Isang Yun, a quartet for flute, oboe, violin and cello, the activation illustrates the performative aspects of "Handles".

Sun 10.4., 1.5., 15.5., 5.6., 3.7., 7.8., 4.9., 2.10. | each 11.00, 13.00, 16.00 h | included in the admission fee

 

Triadischer Dialog

Podiumsgespräch mit Konzert- und Tanzperformance

Schon ein Jahr vor der Uraufführung des Triadischen Balletts war ihr Schöpfer, der Stuttgarter Künstler Oskar Schlemmer, von Walter Gropius ans Bauhaus in Weimar berufen worden. Der spätere Leiter der Bühnenwerkstatt prägte diese Schule der Moderne wie kaum ein anderer. Eingerahmt von einer Piano Performance von Katinka von Richter und einer Intervention mit Kostümen des Triadischen Balletts gehen wir Fragen zur unabgeschlossenen Entwicklung und zur Gegenwärtigkeit dieser legendären Bühnenarbeit nach. Mit Torsten Blume von der Bauhaus Stiftung Dessau, der Kuratorin Dr. Susanne Kaufmann-Valet und Nicolas Flessa, Leiter der Abteilung Kommunikation der Staatsgalerie.

Anschließend gibt es Drinks und Canapés. In Kooperation mit der Bauhaus Stiftung Dessau.

Mi 1.6. | 18.00 – 22.00 Uhr, Einlass ab 17.30 Uhr | 45 € / 40 € für Mitglieder der Freunde, inkl. ein Schlemmer-Getränk

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Weekend warm-up

Our Weekend warm-up is all about HipHop this time - a varied experience in the experimental style of Oskar Schlemmer: We invite you into the world of dance, of colors and make the synergies of 100 years of Triadic Ballet and HipHop Beats from Stuttgart come alive.
In addition to beats, there will be performance tours and refreshing drinks.

Fri 29.7. | 20.00 - 5.00 | 8 € VVK / 10 € AK

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Oskar Schlemmer, Das Triadische Ballett, 1922, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, © Oliver Kröning
Haegue Yang, Sonic Gate – Law of Nine, Part of Handles, 2019, © Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Barbara Wien, Photo: Holger Niehaus
Ulla von Brandenburg, Große Bühne, 2021, installation view at Meyer Riegger, Berlin, 2021, Courtesy the artist and Meyer Riegger (Berlin/Karlsruhe); Produzentengalerie Hamburg; Galerie Art : Concept, Paris; Pilar Corrias, London, Foto: Oliver Roura
Kalin Lindena, Ohne Titel (Bühne), 2014, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Installationsaufnahmen aus dem Kunstverein Reutlingen, Fotos Frank Kleinbach, © Kalin Lindena & Galerie Nagel

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