Safety Curtain

Safety Curtain 2015/2016

For the eighteenth "Safety Curtain", the jury (Daniel Birnbaum and Hans-Ulrich Obrist) selected the internationally renowned French artist Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster. Her solo exhibition Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, 1887–2058 could be seen at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris from 23 September 2015 to 1 February 2016.

In conjunction with Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster’s 2015/2016 Safety Curtain, the Wiener Staatsoper and museum in progress are offering a signed and numbered special edition of the work. By purchasing it, art and opera enthusiasts will be making an important contribution to the continuation of this exhibition series. Purchase details

"Helen & Gordon" is a tribute to a famous photograph of Helen Frankenthaler by Gordon Parks, which was commissioned by Life magazine in the 1950ies.

The large-scale picture was on display at the Vienna State Opera from 30 September 2015 until 30 June 2016. On the occasion of the exhibition "Opera as the World. The quest for a total work of art" at the Centre Pompidou-Metz, museum in progress presented the large-scale image at the Opéra Théâtre de Metz in 2019.

The exhibition series "Safety Curtain" is a project of museum in progress in cooperation with the Vienna State Opera and the Bundestheater-Holding, made possible in 2015 thanks to the generous support of the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation. Support: Felbermayr, Johann Kattus, Weinquartier Wien. Production: Trevision. Digital Imaging: Albert Winkler. Management: Kaspar Mühlemann Hartl.