Safety Curtain

Safety Curtain 2023/2024

For the 26th "Safety Curtain" at the Wiener Staatsoper, the jury (Daniel Birnbaum, Bice Curiger and Hans-Ulrich Obrist) selected the artist Anselm Kiefer. His work "Solaris (for Stanislaw Lem)" can be seen by the audience from 8 November 2023 until the end of June 2024 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 that has been transforming the safety curtain of the Vienna State Opera's main stage into an exhibition space for contemporary art since 1998.

The exhibition series “Safety Curtain” is a project of museum in progress in cooperation with the Vienna State Opera and the Bundestheater-Holding. Jury: Daniel Birnbaum, Bice Curiger and Hans-Ulrich Obrist. 2023/24 in cooperation with the project partners iSi Group and Thaddaeus Ropac. Further support from ART for ART, Hotel Altstadt and Johann Kattus. Media partners: Die Furche and Die Presse.