Sound on the 4th Floor

7 Jul 2019 – 2 Feb 2020

Regular hours

11:00 – 18:00
11:00 – 18:00
11:00 – 18:00
11:00 – 18:00
11:00 – 18:00
11:00 – 18:00
11:00 – 18:00

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Mercedes-Benz Contemporary

Berlin, Germany


Travel Information

  • Varian-Fry-Str.: 200, 347
  • S+U Potsdamer Platz Bhf: S1, S2, S25; U2
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Compiled and arranged by Gerwald Rockenschaub. Videos, audio and sound works, sound sculptures, pictures, graphics.


Sound, music and rhythm are omnipresent in the 20th century and contemporary art. Representatives of Bauhaus and Classical Modernism conceive picture series according to musical principles of form with theme and variation or accompany their artistic designs with sound poems and instrumental choreographies.

Concrete and constructive art contain formal inspirations that lend a visual translation to the musical variations of the fugue, the concept of counterpoint or the chord combinations of jazz. Comparable musical references can be found in the Neo Geo art of the 1980s, while other artists simultaneously integrate excerpts of musical scores directly into their pictures. Musical material has been present in multimedia art in many ways since around 1990: Collages with record covers, videos based on everyday sound elements or accompanied by commissioned compositions, further sculptures that vary the forms of musical instruments or places of language and finally computer-generated beats, sounds and frequencies that are audibly underlaid or purely abstractly implemented in order to activate the imagination of the viewer.

Language: German

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Renate Wiehager

Renate Wiehager

Nadine Isabelle Henrich

Nadine Isabelle Henrich

Sarah Maske

Sarah Maske

Exhibiting artistsToggle

Peter Roehr

Camille Graeser

John M Armleder

Hans/Jean Arp

Guan Xiao

Vincent Szarek

Andrew Tshabangu

Heimo Zobernig

Timm Ulrichs

Brian O'Doherty

Markus Huemer

Hartmut Landauer

Walter Giers

K. R. H. Sonderborg

Adolf Fleischmann

Adolf Fleischmann

Michael Zahn

Ma Quisha

Josef Albers

Josef Albers

Martin Boyce

Günter Fruhtrunk

Pak Sheung Chuen

Bernhard Höke

Lerato Shadi

Gerwald Rockenschaub

Takehito Koganezawa

Roman Signer

Anton Stankowski

Horst Bartnig

Philippe Decrauzat

XU Zhen

Gregor Hildebrandt

Robert Longo

Alicja Kwade

Xavier Veilhan

Verena Loewensberg

John Tremblay

Rosemarie Trockel

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