Eyes as Big as Plates @ Stuttgart State Opera

Stuttgart State Opera, Stuttgart (DE), 18 April 2023, 6 pm

The Stuttgart State Opera and arnoldsche Art Publishers invite you on the occasion of the spring festival of the Stuttgart State Opera Knitting the Myth:

Eyes as Big as Plates // Book presentation and performance // Tuesday, 18 April 2023, 6 pm

Württembergischer Kunstverein, Schlossplatz 2, Stuttgart // admission free

In their internationally acclaimed project Eyes as Big as Plates, which has been ongoing since 2011, Karoline Hjorth and Riitta Ikonen explore the relationship between humans and nature in staged photographs. For the second volume of their photo series, published by arnoldsche Art Publishers, the two artists traveled the world, portraying 52 people in diverse landscapes – from Norway to Senegal to South Korea to Tasmania. Hjorth and Ikonen cloak their subjects in artful assemblages of natural materials such as twigs, algae, mushrooms, and even whole fish that they found in the featured person’s respective living environments.

After the Stuttgart State Opera has already used the duo’s works for its visual communication on posters, in publications as well as on the Internet during the 2022/23 season, a portrait of Helene Schneiderman, Württemberg Chamber Singer and honorary member of the Stuttgart State Theater, will be created during the artists’ stay in Stuttgart and included in the international art project.




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