Allora & Calzadilla
Stop, Repair, Prepare: Variations on “Ode to Joy” for a Prepared Piano

01.10.2022 to 30.10.2022
Neue Nationalgalerie

The artist duo Allora & Calzadilla will be showing the performance "Stop, Repair, Prepare: Variations on "Ode to Joy" for a Prepared Piano, 2008" from October 1 to 30, 2022 in the upper hall of the Neue Nationalgalerie. The 30-minute performance will take place eight times a day, on the hour from 10 am to 6 pm.

Blending sculpture and performance, the artists have carved a hole in the center of an early twentieth-century Bechstein piano, creating a void in which the performer stands to play the Fourth Movement of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, usually referred to as “Ode to Joy.” The pianist will lean over the piano’s keyboard, playing upside down and backwards, while moving the instrument around the Mies van der Rohe's Hall.

Throughout the month-long exhibition the work will be performed by the following pianists: Ben Cruchley, Eleni Mitrousia, Galina Ryzhikova, Ido Ramot, Marcin Wieczorek, Paolo Gorini, Luca Ieracitano.

Curator: Klaus Biesenbach, Assistant Curator: Lisa Botti

A special exhibition by the Nationalgalerie – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Potsdamer Straße 50
10785 Berlin

wheelchair accessible

U-Bahn: Potsdamer Platz
S-Bahn: Potsdamer Platz
Bus: Potsdamer Brücke, Potsdamer Platz Bhf / Voßstraße, Kulturforum, Philharmonie

Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Mon closed
Tue 10:00 - 18:00
Wed 10:00 - 18:00
Thu 10:00 - 20:00
Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Sat 10:00 - 18:00

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