THE EXCEPTION AND THE RULE – New exhibition in Svendborg keeps the legacy of Bertolt Brecht alive
Opening: August 18 2012 2 pm 1
Place: SAK Kunstbygning, Vestergade 27, 5700 Svendborg
THE EXCEPTION AND THE RULE
New exhibition in Svendborg keeps the legacy of Bertolt Brecht alive
Translation by Ida Lunde Jørgensen
Yvette Brackman, Maria Finn and Frans Jacobi exhibit pieces, which in different ways demonstrate the inheritance and inspiration from Brecht – his way of telling stories, his radical ideas about the artwork’s relation to the audience and the arts way of conveying political content.
The video installation ‘Round Heads and Pointed Heads’ (2007) is Frans Jacobi’s (DK) new interpretation of Brecht’s play with the same title (Die Rundköpfe und die Spitzköpfe) from 1935 about the ficticious country Yahoo, where a dictator takes power and divides the people in two races. It is a direct comment to Hitler and the Nazi takeover in Germany in 1933, which forced Brecht into exile in Svendborg. Jacobi also shows his newest piece ‘I SAY NO! I say yes!’ (JEG SIGER NEJ! Jeg siger ja!) from 2012. Taking departure in Brecht’s ideas about the political theatre Jacobi has built a new narrative, which takes place in present day Svendborg. Part of the piece is a performance at the opening. The performance and installation have music by Jomi Massage.