Classical music

Response: Andreas Gursky

Part of Andreas Gursky Exhibition

Experience the work of Andreas Gursky from a new perspective, with live music by artist and composer Mira Calix.

Calix’s latest commission from the London Sinfonietta is they talk about art, we talk about money, and is inspired by Gursky’s iconic photograph Review.

The work is performed by Calix and musicians from the London Sinfonietta, as part of Hayward Gallery’s major retrospective of Andreas Gursky’s work.

Review depicts Germany’s most recent chancellors – Gerhard Schröder, Helmut
Schmidt, Angela Merkel and Helmut Kohl – sitting in front of a painting by Barnett Newman.

Calix’s musical response refers to a quote by Oscar Wilde – ‘When bankers get together for dinner, they discuss Art. When artists get together for dinner, they discuss Money' – and aptly mirrors the scene in the photograph.

This second event in a series of Hayward Gallery lates offers a distinctive experience of Gursky’s work, as the music captures the rhythm, colour and complexity of his photographs.

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Hayward Gallery
Hayward Gallery 2


Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)


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