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30.07.2013

LEIPZIG 1813 – In the Turmoil of the Battle of the Nations

LEIPZIG 1813 of Yadegar Asisi (Picture: asisi GmbH)
LEIPZIG 1813 of Yadegar Asisi (Picture: asisi GmbH)
Yadegar Asisi’s monumental 360°Panorama LEIPZIG 1813 – In the Turmoil of the Battle of the Nations will be on show in Leipzig from 3 August. On a scale of 1:1, the world’s largest Panorama covering about 3,500 m² presents the Saxon trading city of Leipzig as seen by its hard-pressed residents after the end of the Battle of the Nations. The city’s architecture is as it was in 1813 and there is a state of pandemonium around the troops and the innumerable wounded and stranded people.

After this battle involving an estimated 600,000 soldiers and the victory of the allies, which included troops from Austria, Prussia, Russia and Sweden, Napoleon’s campaigns of conquest in Europe came to an end in 1813. From the 15-metre high viewing platform, visitors can follow the events in the city and on its western outskirts. Their fictitious viewpoint is on the roof of St. Thomas’ Church. On
Fleischerplatz, the fleeing French troops with Napoleon are in a state of panic and dissolution; in the streets of the city, there is agitation and chaos and in the marketplace, the pursuing allied forces are being welcomed by residents with streaming white sheets. And the direct impact on the city can be seen too – Leipzig’s citizens are trying to get a grip on the turmoil of some 90,000 dead and wounded.

A historic witness of the happenings is the Leipzig artist Christian Gottfried Heinrich Geißler (1770-1844), who not only drew the events of the Battle of the Nations but also already illustrated life in Leipzig as a “picture journalist” years before. The introductory exhibition and a “making-of” film support the world’s largest Panorama by Yadegar Asisi in Leipzig. The Panorama exhibition will be opened at 10 a.m. on 3 August 2013, constituting a highlight in the city of Leipzig’s commemorative year.

As an interim exhibition, the 360°Panorama EVEREST – Experience between Expedition and Tradition has been on show in the asisi Panometer since the beginning of the year. To mark the 60th anniversary of the first ascent of Everest, the Panorama showing the roof of the world presents a unique view from the Valley of Silence to the 8848-metre high summit of Mount Everestand the eightthousanders surrounding it. Over an unbelievable length of 111 metres and height of 32 metres, visitors are taken on an expedition to the snowy-white/light blue or aquamarine/deep black mountain world of the Himalayas. The EVEREST Panorama will be on show until 7 July 2013.

Opening hours: Tuesday– Friday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday, Sunday and public holidays: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., closed on Mondays.

Tickets: 10 EUR, reduced rate of 8.50 EUR, further infos at www.asisi.de

 
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