20 Dec 2013–2 Mar 2014

ACCA Main Exhibition Gallery

Drawing on the spirit of the Australian Opera’s Melbourne performances of Wagner’s Ring Cycle ACCA celebrated the gesamtkunstwerk in the exhibition Crescendo. This multi-media extravaganza featured seven projects with artists that use film and music to create enclosed worlds, each exploring myth, history and human pageantry as metaphors for life. Viewers were treated to new visions of history as artists explored histrionics, heroic deeds and herculean tasks, each a visual reflection of the inevitability of life and death.

Artists: Dorothy Cross, Rodney Graham, Markus Kahre, Hans Op de Beeck, Julian Rosefeldt, Ana Torfs, Guido van der Werve

Curator: Juliana Engberg
Exhibition Manager: Jane Rhodes