Marking the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, this display reflects on the great composer’s life and work through a catholic array of exhibits, including sketchbooks by J.M.W. Turner and conceptual works by John Baldessari and Idris Khan. Find out more from the exhibition website.
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Struggling to Hear …. After Ludwig van Beethoven Sonatas (2005), Idris Khan. Courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro, London/Venice; © Idris Khan
Fire at the Grand Storehouse of the Tower of London (1841), J.M.W. Turner. Photo: Tate
Cloudy Evening Sky (1824), Caspar David Friedrich. Photo: Johannes Stoll/Belvedere, Vienna
Beethoven’s Trumpet (with Ear), Opus # 132 (2007), John Baldessari. Photo: KHM-Museumsverband; courtesy the artist, Sprüth Magers and Beyer Projects; © John Baldessari