This weekend I visited the “Haydn explosive. A European career at the court of the Esterházy Princes”- exhibition of the Esterházy Foundation at Schloss Esterházy at Eisenstadt.
The Impressions I got were beyond comprehension: so poignant and overwhelming! And too much for one visit! If you go there, take time – one hour is almost not enough, believe me! (Ofcourse I plan my next visits there!)
The visitor’s experience starts right at the entrance and one does not know, where to go or look first: the wallpapers of Franz West, the expansive carpet of Roy Lichtenstein – both makes you suddenly feel that this exhibition is different!
And you walk through the rooms and exhibits with the wide open eyes of a child and a certain explorer-attitude (this was definitely my impression!) to find out more about this genius Haydn and the influences around him today and yesterday!
His relationship to the Esterházy-Dynasty, the age of his life and the effects of his works – all these things (and much more!) are presented and documented as well with historical exponats as with contemporary works in a sensational well-founded and appealing way.
Monitors in the walls present information in a diversified way.
The explosion (videoinstallation) on the ceiling
is connecting the next (musical and visual) experience, the string quartet:
At least you go through the museum shop: books, Cds, ….. – it was too late for me to forage for things that might be interesting for me – because it was closing time! So I have to come once (or twice or …. ) more!
daily from 9 am to 6 pm
Sala Terrena, Esterházy