Wednesday, 1 May 2013
1913: Rite of Spring exhibition
I am delighted to be involved in the 1913: Rite of Spring exhibition, curated by Sukaina Kubba.
UNDERGROUND CAR PARK
PRIVATE VIEW: 10 MAY
EXHIBITION: 10 TO 25 MAY
PERFORMANCES: 15 MAY
THE OLD HAIRDRESSER’S
PERFORMANCES: 16 MAY
THE HIDDEN GARDENS
PRIVATE VIEW: 18 MAY
at HIDDEN GARDENS AND TRAMWAY 3
EXHIBITION: 14 TO 25 MAY
A series of exhibitions and events that present contemporary and critical approaches to the Stravinsky’s masterpiece and its milieu, 1913: Rite of Spring includes artwork, performances and ideas by alumni and students across the GSA disciplines and programmes. 1913: Rite of Spring will take place in May 2013 at venues across Glasgow including The Underground Car Park at Fleming House, The Hidden Gardens, Mono and The Old Hairdresser’s.
Written by Igor Stravinsky for the 1913 Paris season of Diaghilev’s Ballet Russes and choreographed by Vaslav Nijinsky, The Rite of Spring premiered on May 29th 1913 at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, and caused immediate uproar. The story of pagan sacrifice, the avant-garde nature of the music, the outrageous costumes and unusual choreography prompted audience members to riot and had critics up in arms. 1913 presents a stage in which Stravinsky’s piece, its sound, influence, resonances and avant-garde setting are interpreted, appropriated and played around with.
For more information on the events and the featured artists visit