On the first day after the state of alarm instituted due to the pandemic ends, the Gran Teatre del Liceu reopens its doors, but it does so for an unusual audience. Conceptual artist Eugenio Ampudia is preparing an original, unique and different concert, in which the 2,292 seats of the auditorium were occupied on this occasion by plants. After a strange, painful period, the creator, the Liceu’s artistic director and the curator Blanca de la Torre offer a different perspective for the return to activity, a perspective that brings us closer to something as essential as our relationship with nature.
After the concert, the plants are donated with a certificate from the artist to 2,292 people who have been on the healthcare frontlines, the toughest front in a battle unprecedented for our generations, in recognition of their work. As a part of the artistic action, during the concert Eugenio Ampudia produces pictures and a video of the performance. Both are part of the Contemporary Art Collection of “la Caixa”.
The Liceu, one of the largest and most important opera halls in the world, thus welcomes and leads a highly symbolic act that defends the value of art, music and nature as a letter of introduction to our return to activity. This dialogue between the Teatre and the visual arts gives continuity to the artistic Liceu de les Arts project being implemented by Víctor Garcia de Gomar and will also be the prelude to the 2020/21 season, full of synergies and encounters between artistic disciplines.
Yana Tsanova, violin
Oleg Shport, violin
Claire Bobij, viola
Guillaume Terrail, violonchelo
Production Gran Teatre del Liceu de Barcelona
Artistic Director Víctor García de Gomar
Sound Designer Juan Manuel Artero
Camera and Picture Pedro Albornoz
Editon and Postproduction Julia Latasa
Graphic Designer Andrés Mengs
Coordination María Platero
With the support of Flores Navarro
Executive production Galería Max Estrella, Gran Teatre del Liceu i Eugenio Ampudia.
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