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Yasmina Reza

»Art«

Original title: »Art«
First Slovenian production

Director

Žarko Petan

Opening night

7 March 1998
Small Stage

 

Duration:

90 minutes

Irrespective of cost, however, a work of art (whether painting, play or opera) can inspire passion in the spectator and be a benchmark in his/her relationship with others. The most famouse example, perhaps, in the drama critic Kenneth Tynan who wrote Look Back in Anger that he did not think he could love anyone who did not share his admiration for John Osborne’s play. In “ART”, Serge shares Tynan’s position and regards Marc’s hostile reaction to his painting as an attack, not just on his taste in pictures but on himself. Given that abstract art relies on the response of the artist, judging a painting becomes, in effect, a test of the caracter of the judge and it is this that makes the clash of opinion between the friends so violent. “ART” reflects not just the specific debate between supporters of figurative and abstract art but this wider issue of individuals’ relationships with each other, asking the same questions of authenticity and truth: should one really tell a friend the truth about something that matters to him, be it a painting or a lover? Or should one accept that value lies in the eye of the beholder and thus refrain from making hostile comment? If subjective opinion is purest measurement of the value of a work of art, is a friendship worth a few white lies?
Paul Webb

Creators

Creative team

TRANSLATOR

Suzana Koncut

Drama Igralec: Suzana Koncut | odpri ustvarjalca

DRAMATURG

Darja Dominkuš

Drama Igralec: Darja Dominkuš | odpri ustvarjalca

SET DESIGNER

Jože Logar

Drama Igralec: Jože Logar | odpri ustvarjalca

COSTUME DESIGNER

Leo Kulaš

Drama Igralec: Leo Kulaš | odpri ustvarjalca

LANGUAGE CONSULTANT

Majda Križaj

Drama Igralec: Majda Križaj | odpri ustvarjalca

MUSIC SELECTED BY

Blaž Šivic

Drama Igralec: Blaž Šivic | odpri ustvarjalca

Cast

Aleš Valič

Marc

Jernej Šugman

Serge

Awards

1999

Bojan EmeršičGracious Comedian Award

Festivals

1999

8th Days of Comedy, Celje

1998

Lent Festival, Maribor

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