The thematic exhibition Double Lives (Doppelleben) that just opened at Bundeskunsthalle in Bonn (Germany) focuses on artists working both in the visual arts and in music – artists who write, perform, or produce music, or participate in band projects. The artists and works in the show range from the early twentieth century to the present day. The exhibition “exhibits” music, with large projections of videos and photographs of concert and studio performances that give visitors a sense of being there “live”. Among the artists/musicians/bands are Carsten Nicolai (Alva Noto), Alan Vega (Suicide), Jutta Koether, Angela Bulloch, Pipilotti Rist, Nam June Paik, Gerhard Rühm, and many more.
This video provides you with an exhibition walkthrough on the occasion of the press preview, highlighting some of the artists and their musical performances. In a separate video we interview the curators of the exhibition, Eva Badura-Triska und Edek Bartz, who talk about the concept of the show and some surprising findings.
Double Lives. Visual Artists Making Music (Doppelleben. Bildende Künstlerinnen und Künstler machen Musik) / Bundeskunsthalle Bonn / Exhibition Walkthrough. Bonn (Germany), June 23, 2020.
PS: Among the videos that Double Lives features are two films that VernissageTV has produced: Angela Bulloch & David Grubbs: The Wired Salutation; and Jutta Koether / Performance at Galerie Francesca Pia, Zurich.
PPS: The exhibition has been organized by mumok – Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien in cooperation with Bundeskunsthalle. The exhibition premiered at mumok in Vienna (Austria) in 2018, we documented the opening of the show.
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00:00 John Cage 00:10 Nam June Paik and Charlotte Moorman 00:20 Yoko Ono 00:30 Trabant (Ragnar Kjartansson) 00:43 Beautiful Balance (Anne Imhof) 00:57 The Red Crayola with Art & Language 01:23 The Wired Salutation (Angela Bulloch) 01:44 Suicide (Alan Vega) 02:03 Yves Klein 02:15 Hanne Darboven 02:25 Tony Conrad 02:55 Hotel Morphila Orchester (Peter Weibel) 03:20 The Alma Band (Martin Kippenberger, Albert Oehlen) 03:50 Jutta Koether 04:26 Laurie Anderson 04:42 Emily Sundblad 05:02 Monoton (Konrad Becker) 05:21 Christian Marclay 05:38 Les Reines Prochaines (Muda Mathis, Pipilotti Rist) 05:56 Laibach 06:15 Markus Oehlen 06:33 Charlemagne Palestine 06:43 Gehard Rühm 06:56 Captain Beefheart / Don Van Vliet 07:14 O.T. (A. R. Penck) 07:28 Wolfgang Tillmans 07:48 Martin Creed