Ulrike Kaufmann – A Life's Work
© Odeon Theater
Ulrike Kaufmann did not simply create costumes and set designs but rather dreams shaped in fabric, texts transformed into material. The artist conjured up visions of timeless magic, co-creating a theatre of images that has a place in its own right beside Ariane Mnouchkine’s Théâtre du Soleil and the Cirque du Soleil. Ulrike Kaufmann (1953–2014) designed the stunning sceneries, puppets and costumes of the Serapions Ensemble, which she co-founded with Erwin Piplits in 1973. In 1980, the travelling Pupodrom group became the Serapions Theater, which first resided at Wallensteinplatz and then established today’s Odeon from a ruin. There, you can marvel at the gems the artist has given the audience in her career of 40 years in an exhibition titled "Ulrike Kaufmann – A Life’s Work".