Safety Curtain

Safety Curtain 2021/2022

For the 24th "Safety Curtain" at the Wiener Staatsoper, the jury (Daniel Birnbaum, Bice Curiger and Hans-Ulrich Obrist) selected the renowned Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes. She is the first Latin American artist of the project. Her work »Pink Sunshine« can be seen by the audience from 21 October 2021 until the end of June 2022 before the start of the performances, during the intermissions and at the end of the performances. "Safety Curtain" is an exhibition series conceived by museum in progress (mip.at) in cooperation with Wiener Staatsoper that has been transforming the safety curtain of the main stage into an exhibition space for contemporary art since 1998. The large-format pictures (176 square metres) are fixed on the safety curtain with magnets.

On the occasion of the project, a limited and signed edition by Beatriz Milhazes is available at museum in progress. By purchasing the edition, art and opera enthusiasts will be making an important contribution to the continuation of the "Safety Curtain" exhibition series. Subscriptions at the opening and at museum in progress under: mip.at/en/shop/pink-sunshine bzw. office@mip.at. An exhibition will be presented around Beatriz Milhazes' edition in the display windows of the PRIVAT BANK of Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich in Vienna (Operngasse 2).

The exhibition series "Safety Curtain" is a project of museum in progress in cooperation with the Vienna State Opera and the Bundestheater-Holding. The »Safety Curtain« 2021/2022 is supported by: PRIVAT BANK of the Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich, ART for ART, Barta & Partner, Brazilian Embassy Vienna, Johann Kattus and Hotel Topazz Lamée. Media partners: Die Furche and Die Presse.

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