Hamburger Bahnhof | 03.12.2020
With the second closure of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin due to the pandemic, Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin is continuing the cooperation started by Neues Museum with the Berlin label DUATRECORDS and the international online platform United We Stream. As part of Volkswagen Art4All – Online Edition this joint project supports the collaboration between musicians and artists, giving DJs and performers the opportunity to perform and granting the audience virtual access to the works of art and exhibitions in Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin, bringing visibility to cultural locations during the lockdown.In her solo performance project Frankie, Franziska Aigner combines her cello playing with hyper-emotional singing in the installation Science Fiction / be happy here and now (2001) by Isa Genzken and Wolfgang Tillmans. Indicative of a bygone scene of nightlife and urban creative spaces following the German reunification, the work of art jointly created by the artist friends also forms the setting for the psychedelic synthesizer sounds of South African duo Atelier.The DJ set by Sven von Thülen aka s:vt, co-author of the book “The Sound of Family. Berlin, Techno and the Reunification”, is being placed in close proximity both visually and by its subject matter to Michael Schmidt’s photographs of Berlin’s subculture and architecture of the 1980s and 1990s, as well as in the installation of Wolfgang Tillmans.The synergy of the back-to-back sets by DJs Tama Sumo and Lakuti, who regularly perform at the Panorama Bar and whose musical roots lie in jazz and Chicago house, results in new audio-visual references to the color harmonies of the expansive exhibition ” KATHARINA GROSSE It Wasn’t Us” in the historic hall of Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin.