The NIBELUNGENLIED is a legendary epic that many have heard of, while few know the original.
This medieval heroic saga has been famously depicted in film, theater, operas by Richard Wagner, as well as in sculptures, graphic representations and paintings.
The Russian artist Genia Chef, who has lived in the West for decades, is fascinated by the tragic violence of this epic; the eternal drama of love-hate, loyalty and betrayal, power games and battles, made by their rich contrasts for graphic interpretation. He draws with bird feathers and ink on paper déchiré prepared with tea stains, and, as art critic Mark Gisbourne writes in his preface to the exhibition catalog, he uses “controlled chance” for his extensive photo cycle. ‘Chef’s drawings are less about storytelling, but rather about illuminating a world.
The exhibition is open to the public from Thursday, 19 November 2020 to Sunday, 23 May 2021. Opening hours are as follows: Tue, Tue to Sun 10 to 17 hours, We 10 to 20 hours, Mon closed
Ticket prices: CHF 10.00, reduced CHF 7.00
Liechtenstein National Museum
Prof. dr. Rainer Completely
Städtle 43, PO Box 1216
Principality of Liechtenstein
Telephone: +423 239 68 20