More juicy info. on this world-class exhibit opening on 11/02/2018 in St. Paul, MN (invite in BIO)... “Geniale Dilletanten”, the deliberately misspelled title of the concert held in Berlin’s Tempodrom in 1981, has become synonymous with a brief but intense era of artistic upheaval and cultural activity in Germany. This period of expression was marked by cross-genre experimentation, the use of new electronic equipment, and a do-it-yourself “DIY” ethic, all of which helped new independent record labels, magazines, galleries and clubs and concerts to flourish. - By adopting German rather than English (that dominated pop music at the time) as the language for song lyrics and band names, the artists of this developing scene set themselves even further apart from the mainstream. The movement’s vociferous protest and targeted provocation also brought international acclaim and recognition to Germany’s alternative artistic scene. - This extensive multi-media exhibition includes a diverse selection of photos, posters, albums and cassettes, as well videos and interactive sound stations. Highlighting the work of the bands Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft/D.A.F. (Düsseldorf), Der Plan (Düsseldorf), Die Tödliche Doris (Berlin), Einstürzende Neubauten (Berlin), Freiwillige Selbstkontrolle/ F.S.K. (Munich), Ornament und Verbrechen (East Berlin), and Palais Schaumburg (Hamburg) as well as various artists, filmmakers and designers from West and East Germany, this exhibition presents the most comprehensive survey to date of this extraordinarily innovative subculture.
Hope to see you at the opening! -OX❤️