Let the Rhythm Hit 'Em
Initiated and realized by Matthias Mayer in cooperation with Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, with support of the Senat Chancellery - Cultural Affairs Berlin
05.11.2011 - 15.01.2012, Opening: 04.11.2011, 19.00
Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Mariannenplatz 2, 10997 Berlin
Oni Ayhun/Mar Ritt, David Blandy, Matthew Burbidge/Sonja Ostermann,
Diego Castro, Sophie Clements, Die Tödliche Doris, Jérôme Chazeix,
Jan Christensen/Anders Fjøsne/Marcel Dickhage, Frederik Foert,
Ingo Gerken/Matthias Meyer, Hellmut Hattler, Max Hattler, Eno Henze/Audion, annette hollywood, Hervé Humbert/Michael Dillon/Manuel Poletti,
Patrick Jambon, Jakob Jensen, Uwe Jonas, Khan, Franziska Lantz,
Julia Lazarus, Arto Lindsay, Matthias Mayer, Noriko Okaku, Kirsten Palz/Jens Christian Madsen/Jeroen Jacobs, Daniel Permanetter, Katrin Plavcak/Johanna Kirsch/Rudi Fischerlehner, Reto Pulfer, Egill Sæbjörnsson, Scanner,
Marc Schamuthe, Theodor Storm, Veronika Schumacher, Michael Witte,
How far are visual artists influenced by current music, and in what ways are musicians bound up with visual culture? In 1990, the album “Let the Rhythm Hit ‘Em,” by the hip-hop duo Eric B & Rakim appeared, including the song of the same name. The exhibition sets up a literal relation between this Eric B & Rakim song title and visual art—and the lives of artists and their works. Initiator Matthias Mayer has put together the exhibition with works from fellow travelers and significant protagonists whose works oscillate on the border between music and visual art.
It is in performance that music and visual culture seem most directly to mingle with each other, to interchange. Does music work without live performance? How does performance function in the absence of music? How does the visual interact with the aural? In addition to the “Partyloader-Performance-stage” in Kunstraum Kreuzberg, a performance program will take place in association with West Germany/Büro für postpostmoderne Kommunikation.