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From Wagner to Tate Modern (via turn-of-the-century Vienna)

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Published date
11 October 2013

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This paper by Dr Diane Silverthorne traces a Wagnerian tendency in the visual arts in turn-of-the century Vienna. It focuses on the artistic practices of the Vienna Secession in the staging of exhibitions, and a modernist production of Tristan and Isolde. Certain parallels may be found in the art installations at Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall.