VOLKSWAGEN ART4ALL, the interdisciplinary and free-of-charge programme of lectures, screenings, conversations with artists, performances and multilingual guided tours is continuing to take place on the first Thursday of every month, but from April on in a form of a podcast as online edition. The project is made possible by Volkswagen.
Music as Photography as Music
Wolfgang Tillmans is the conversational partner in the third part of the Volkswagen ART4ALL Online Edition podcast series on the relationship between art and music. The Collection of the Nationalgalerie features the artist’s works including the installation "Science Fiction / Hier und jetzt zufrieden sein", which he co-produced with Isa Genzken in 2001. This work, donated to the Nationalgalerie by Friedrich Christian Flick, will soon be exhibited again at the Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin. The Nationalgalerie also holds a large number of Tillmans’ records. A conversation with tracks musical examples (including unreleased material) about his musical development, the visual power of language and field recordings as photography.
(in German with English subtitles)
Nevin Aladağ, Voice Over, Video-Still, 2006. Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie / Werk und Foto: © Nevin Aladağ / © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020
A recorded conversation with the artist Nevin Aladağ about the relationship between art and music in her videos and sculptures
In the second part of the Volkswagen ART4ALL Online Edition podcast series on the relationship between art and music, Nevin Aladağ discusses some of her videos and sculptures. The starting point for the conversation is her video Voice Over (2006) in the collection of the Nationalgalerie, which will soon be featured in the exhibition Magical Soup. In this video, for the first time Aladağ made nature play instruments such as a harmonica and a drum-kit, a technique the artist expanded upon in her three-channel video installation, Session (2013). Aladağ has been designing unusual sculptures containing elements of musical instruments since 2014. These can be played by musicians, which interrelates the visual and acoustic forms.
(in German with English subtitles)
Detail Back Cover Die Partei - La Freiheit des Geistes, 1981 / Artwork: Walter Dahn
Walter Dahn / Jiří Georg Dokoupil Ricki-Radio, aus Die Ricki-Bilder, 1982/1983, 22-teilig, Unterschiedliche Formate / Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie. 2019 Schenkung / Gift of Paul Maenz / © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie / Mathias Völzke © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020 © Walter Dahn
Guten Morgen in Köln
A recorded conversation with the artist Walter Dahn about his musical oeuvre, from Krautrock to new wave to rap and electronica
MP3, Time: 45:04
The exhibition To Whom It May Concern. Gifts of Paul Maenz also features the Ricki-Bilder (Ricki Pictures), a cycle of paintings by Walter Dahn and Jiří Georg Dokoupil. In the early 1980s, both painters belonged to the Mülheimer Freiheit, an artist community in Cologne, and created quite a stir in the scene with their neo-expressive paintings. Alongside his artistic practice, Walter Dahn also developed a musical oeuvre. In this conversation with Sven Beckstette, the curator of the exhibition, Dahn reflects upon his relationship with music using sound clips from his bands Die Partei, Die Hornissen, Slinky Gym School, The Jewellers and #9 Dream.
The artistic programme is curated by Natalie Keppler