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Volkswagen ART4ALL

Now live again! Free entry to the Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin with Volkswagen ART4ALL as the Online Edition continues

From October 2020, Volkswagen is once again providing free entry to the Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on each first Thursday of the month, giving everyone the opportunity to visit the current exhibitions and take advantage of the extensive educational events, including new formats such as “one-to-one” talks.

Please book a time-slot ticket online for your visit.

Since April 2020, the interdisciplinary Volkswagen ART4ALL programme has been taking place as Online Edition in the form of a series of conversations with artists about art and music.

Podcast: Conversation with the Artist Stan Douglas

[Übersetzen "english"] Stan Douglas, Deux Devises: Breath and Mime, 1982-1983 (Video Still, Detail) © Stan Douglas. Courtesy the artist / Friedrich Christian Flick Collection im Hamburger Bahnhof

Recombining History, Recombining Music
A Recorded Conversation with the Artist Stan Douglas about Music as Embodiment of Time
Podcast from 1. Oktober 2020

The slide installation Deux Devises: Breath and Mime (1982-1983) by Stan Douglas from the Friedrich Christian Flick Collection im Hamburger Bahnhof is currently featured in the exhibition entitled Magical Soup. Media Art from the Nationalgalerie Collection, the Friedrich Christian Flick Collection im Hamburger Bahnhof and Loans. The work’s soundtrack comprises two pieces of music: O ma belle rebelle by Charles Gonoud and Preachin’ Blues by Robert Johnson. The interpretation of music plays a central role in the usually multi-channel fictional-historical video installations and spatial settings created by the Canadian artist. A conversation about Ludwig van Beethoven and ragtime, Arnold Schönberg and Italian prog rock, as well as the revolutions in jazz by Albert Ayler and Miles Davis.

(in English with German subtitles)


Podcast: Conversation with the Artist Christine Sun Kim

[Übersetzen "english"] Christine Sun Kim /© Lexi Sun

Politics of Sound
A recorded Conversation with the Artist Christine Sun Kim on how Sound and its Politics operate in Society
Podcast from 5. November 2020

Berlin-based US-American artist Christine Sun Kim, whose first language is American Sign Language (ASL), approaches the concept of sound through drawing, painting, and performance. At Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin, the exhibition Magical Soup. Media Art from the Nationalgalerie Collection, the Friedrich Christian Flick Collection im Hamburger Bahnhof and Loans currently features thirteen smaller drawings and three large-scale musical notations. Two of these reference Kim’s interpretation of the national anthem of the USA and the patriotic song America the Beautiful in American Sign Language at the Super Bowl LIV 2020. The conversation between Christine Sun Kim and the exhibition’s curator Anna-Catharina Gebbers explores the artist’s conflicted approach to the two songs, and how sound creates political space in media and the everyday life.

(in American Sign Language with English and German subtitles)


Podcast: A Recorded Conversation with the Artist Anne Imhof

Medusa´s Voice
A Recorded Conversation with the Artist Anne Imhof about Notation in Images and Music
Podcast 3. September 2020

Duration: 46:27 minutes
 

The impact of Anne Imhof’s performative works unfolds not least in their use of music and singing. Following her presentation Forever Rage (2015) and her piece Angst II (2016), performed as the winner of the Preis der Nationalgalerie at the Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin, she was awarded the Golden Lion at the 57th Biennale in Venice for her work Faust (2017) in the German Pavilion. This recorded conversation between Anne Imhof and the curator Anna-Catharina Gebbers is taking place on the occasion of an untitled screen print from the work Faust being presented for the first time outside the pavilion as part of the exhibition Magical Soup, Media Art from the Nationalgalerie Collection, the Friedrich Christian Flick Collection im Hamburger Bahnhof and Loans. We will hear tracks from Imhof’s eponymous record Faust, released in 2019 on the label PAN in Berlin, as well as from the as-yet-unreleased album for her new work trilogy Sex on which the human voice is audible in its most diverse forms.

(in German with English subtitles)
 

Podcasts Overview VOLKSWAGEN ART4ALL / Online Edition

"Sound of Ghosts"

A Recorded Conversation with Artist Sung Tieu about her Sound-Image Research
Podcast 6. August 2020

Duration: 42:04 minutes
 

As one of the artists interweaving sound and images on an equal footing in their video installations, Sung Tieu is participating in the upcoming group exhibition, Magical Soup. Media Art from the Nationalgalerie Collection, the Friedrich Christian Flick Collection im Hamburger Bahnhof and Loans. In the context of her multimedia, multi-channel work No Gods, No Masters (2017), exhibited at the Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin from September, Sung Tieu discusses with the exhibition’s curator Anna-Catharina Gebbers how she captures field recordings, sound rituals and the sound of ghosts. Sung Tieu’s work is based on intuitive research into personal, socio-political and historical narratives which she makes tangible in cool and sometimes emotionally charged visual spaces combined with ordinary sounding and yet, at the same time, threatening soundscapes.

 

Video Walk with Artist Katharina Grosse on the occassion to her exhibition It Wasn't Us
Podcast 2. July 2020

Duration: 25:18 minutes
 

The Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin reopened with the exhibition Katharina Grosse. It Wasn’t Us. To mark this occassion, head of the museum Gabriele Knapstein discusses this extensive painting in conversation with the artist Katharina Grosse. The fourth part of the VOLKSWAGEN ART4ALL Online Edition features this conversation as a recorded video walk which opens up new perspectives on the creation of Katharina Grosse’s painting. It explains where the painting ended up and invites us to experience the urban space, the changing weather, the twittering of birds, and to see ourselves as contributors to the field of painting.

(in German with English subtitles)


„Musik als Fotografie als Musik"

A Conversation with Artist Wolfgang Tillmans on the relationship between art and music
Podcast 4. June 2020

Duration: 1:08:19 minutes
 

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 Nationalgalerie Collection 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)

"Voice Over"
Talk with Artist Nevin Aladağ about the relationship between art and music in her videos and sculptures

Podcast 7. May 2020
 

Duration: 37:47 minutes
 

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 Nationalgalerie Collection, which will soon be featured in the exhibition  Magical Soup. Media Art from the Nationalgalerie Collection, the Friedrich Christian Flick Collection im Hamburger Bahnhof and Loans. 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)

„Guten Morgen in Köln"
A recorded conversation with the artist Walter Dahn about his musical oeuvre, which ranges from Krautrock to new wave to rap and electronica

Podcast 2. April 2020
 

Duration: 45:04 minutes
 

In der Ausstellung "To Whom It May Concern. Schenkung Paul Maenz" ist auch der Zyklus der Ricki-Bilder" von Walter Dahn und Jiří Georg Dokoupil zu sehen. Beide Maler gehörten Anfang der 1980er-Jahre zur Mülheimer Freiheit", einer Künstlergemeinschaft in Köln, welche die Szene mit ihren neoexpressiven Gemälden aufmischte. Neben seinem künstlerischen Schaffen entwickelte Walter Dahn auch ein musikalisches Werk. Im Gespräch mit Sven Beckstette, dem Kurator der Ausstellung, reflektiert Dahn über sein Verhältnis zur Musik anhand von Tonbeispielen seiner Bandprojekte "Die Partei", "Die Hornissen", "Slinky Gym School", "The Jewellers" und "#9 Dream".

(In deutscher Sprache)
 

 

The artistic programme is curated by Natalie Keppler.