Jiri Svestka

Robert Wilson

13 Nov 2010 - 02 Feb 2011

Exhibition view
Video portraits
November 13, 2010 - February 2, 2011

Robert Wilson (born 1941 in Waco, Texas) is an internationally acclaimed American artist who is considered the worldwide leading vanguard theatre director. His stage productions count among the most revolutionary while Wilson is seen as visionary in connection to his theatre work. With his ground-breaking stage designs Wilson changed the world of theatre like no other before him. The opera Einstein on the beach in collaboration with renowned composer Philip Glass caused a sensation when premiered in 1976.
In Prague’s National Theatre, Wilson directed Fate (Osud) by Leoš Janáček to critical acclaim in 2002. This year, he staged Janáček’s Kat’a Kabanova while this season will see another piece directed by Wilson in Prague: The famous Karel Capek’s utopian drama The Makroupoulos Case will be premiered on the 18th of November 2010 at the Stavovske Theater under Wilson’s direction, coinciding with the Robert Wilson show at Gallery Jiri Svestka.

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