Heinz Peter Knes

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L'atelier des artistes

Appointed to capture the workshops of the Paris Opera, photographer Heinz Peter Knes spent more than half a year regurarly time in the ateliers of both houses of the Opera, Bastille and Garnier, in all together 17 differing departments, following the processes of building up productions in terms of set and costume.

The images show fragments of various operating courses, ideas of places defined by everchanging production topics, and discreet views on artists of the artisans interlinkend with there work.

The experience comes together in a body of some 120 images titled "L'atelier des artistes" assembled in a loose narrative for a book published by Lineart Editions, Paris, also shown in poster format as an exhibition within the staff-area and for the workers of the institution.