The Theatre of his Dreams – from Friedrich Kiesler to Cedric Price

THU 12 Jan and 09 Mar 2017, 18:30

Thomas Oberender in discussion with Hans Ulrich Obrist, Dorothea von Hantelmann and Milo Rau

  • Free admission

  • In German

The artist and visionary Friedrich Kiesler belongs to a generation of architects who, in the second half of the 20th century, designed new, radical types of theatre buildings and stage constructions. His models bear witness to the desire to immerse the spectators in the events on stage and to facilitate modern forms of storytelling.

The British architect Cedric Price also designed a theatrical vision with his “Fun Palace” in 1963, who, with its flexible spatial design, aimed to celebrate the dynamic mechanisms of culture and constantly reinvent places of encounter.

The discussion “The Theatre of his Dreams” addresses Cedric Price’s utopian designs in relation to Kiesler’s models and invites visitors to the Gallery Weekend at the Martin-Gropius-Bau. Hans Ulrich Obrist, who published a collection of interviews with Cedric Price as a part of his “Conversation Series” (curator), Dorothea von Hantelmann (art historian, curator), and Milo Rau (director) will be talking to Thomas Oberender about the political influence of the “Fun Palace” and the ongoing impact that both visionaries have on theatre, architecture and immersive forms of art.