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OPENING NIGHT

Jef Geys, Phung-Tien Phan, Sarah Rosengarten, Richard Sides

December 8, 2022 – February 11, 2023

OPENING NIGHT by . December 13, 2022 – February 18, 2023
OPENING NIGHT by . December 13, 2022 – February 18, 2023
OPENING NIGHT by . December 13, 2022 – February 18, 2023
Sarah Rosengarten Echt, 2021analog c-print, clip frame, museum glas 35,3 × 28,4 cm

Sarah Rosengarten
Echt, 2021
analog c-print, clip frame, museum glas
35,3 × 28,4 cm

Sarah RosengartenBlock, 2021analog c-print, clip frame, museum glas 35,3 × 28,4 cm

Sarah Rosengarten
Block, 2021
analog c-print, clip frame, museum glas
35,3 × 28,4 cm

Richard SidesUntitiled (Out of Time), 2022acrylic and printed matter on mdf on wood, artist made aluminum frame60 × 230 × 4 cm

Richard Sides
Untitiled (Out of Time), 2022
acrylic and printed matter on mdf on wood, artist made aluminum frame
60 × 230 × 4 cm

OPENING NIGHT by . December 13, 2022 – February 18, 2023
Phung-Tien PhanCity girl, 2022Multiplex, putty, acrylic paint, pot, synthetic feathers, scotch tape, bread cutter, stereo sys- tem, instax photographs, aluminum plate, incense sticks, LED lamp99 × 42 × 42 cm

Phung-Tien Phan
City girl, 2022
Multiplex, putty, acrylic paint, pot, synthetic feathers, scotch tape,
bread cutter, stereo sys- tem, instax photographs, aluminum plate,
incense sticks, LED lamp
99 × 42 × 42 cm

OPENING NIGHT by . December 13, 2022 – February 18, 2023
OPENING NIGHT by . December 13, 2022 – February 18, 2023
Sarah RosengartenBut her giving up painting had everything to do with a despair over accumulated rejections, 2021 analog c-print, clip frame, museum glas35,3 × 28,4 cm

Sarah Rosengarten
But her giving up painting had everything to do with a despair over accumulated rejections, 2021
analog c-print, clip frame, museum glas
35,3 × 28,4 cm

Jef GeysSchildwachten (Darth Vader), 1990 -1994 polymer, lacquer185 × 40 cm

Jef Geys
Schildwachten (Darth Vader), 1990 -1994
polymer, lacquer
185 × 40 cm

OPENING NIGHT by . December 13, 2022 – February 18, 2023
Sarah RosengartenDo you watch it?, 2021analog c-print, clip frame, museum glas 35,3 × 28,4 cm

Sarah Rosengarten
Do you watch it?, 2021
analog c-print, clip frame, museum glas
35,3 × 28,4 cm

Jef GeysOldenburg (14/14), 2017Oil and acrylic on canvas, wallpaper, chair, acrylic on chair244 × 107 × 164 cm

Jef Geys
Oldenburg (14/14), 2017
Oil and acrylic on canvas, wallpaper, chair, acrylic on chair
244 × 107 × 164 cm

OPENING NIGHT by . December 13, 2022 – February 18, 2023
Sarah RosengartenCan you be completely serious in this answer, do you think your parents’ feelings about you have changed because of the show?, 2021analog c-print, clip frame, museum glas35,3 × 28,4 cm

Sarah Rosengarten
Can you be completely serious in this answer, do you think your parents’ feelings about you have changed because of the show?, 2021
analog c-print, clip frame, museum glas
35,3 × 28,4 cm

Sarah RosengartenNo no, they have been amplified., 2021 analog c-print, clip frame, museum glas 35,3 × 28,4 cm

Sarah Rosengarten
No no, they have been amplified., 2021
analog c-print, clip frame, museum glas
35,3 × 28,4 cm

Phung-Tien PhanDannso phan dino, 2022Multiplex, pot, cotton fabric, dino soft toy, cable ties, scotch tape, incense sticks41 × 18 × 16,5 cm

Phung-Tien Phan
Dannso phan dino, 2022
Multiplex, pot, cotton fabric, dino soft toy, cable ties, scotch tape, incense sticks
41 × 18 × 16,5 cm

OPENING NIGHT by . December 13, 2022 – February 18, 2023
OPENING NIGHT by . December 13, 2022 – February 18, 2023

The film Opening Night by John Cassavetes, is about the rehearsals for a play that is about to premiere on Broadway in New York. The play itself, written by a renowned playwright, revolves around the circumstances of a middle-aged woman and her difficulties coming to terms with growing older. Myrtle Gordon (Gena Rowlands), a theatre star and the protagonist, herself at the supposedly difficult age, thinks nothing of the play or the staging. On the contrary, she feels bullied, instrumentalised, exposed and put on display in the way she has to make herself available for the author‘s interpretation with her age and body. The accidental death of a young theatre enthusiast at the rehearsal venue has a traumatising effect on Myrtle and at the same time confronts her with a youthful reflection of herself.
She rebels to the point where rehearsals become virtually impossible. The director and other actors use all the stops to get her back on track.
When Myrtle arrives much too late for the Broadway premiere, she is drunk to the point of passing out, but insists on going on stage. She boycotts the scenes in an anarchic manner, letting others‘ dialogue fall flat, and in the process making it impossible for the other actors on stage to follow the play. The production takes on grotesque forms and threatens to collapse before the audience‘s eyes. Finally, her acting partner Maurice (John Cassavetes) jumps to her side, abandons the script and joins her in the frenzy of an improvised dialogue that they develop together on stage.

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