“Songs of Love and Hate”

Galerie Wieland

Artistic practice is becoming ever more dispersed. Now there is the “rock artist,” one who actually produces music rather than just referring to it visually. Laptop electronic artist Carsten Nicolai belongs to this circle, just as Angela Bulloch does, with her experimental and improvisational band of bass guitars. But what the two-part exhibition “Songs of Love and Hate” set out to explore was, rather, works in which art and music revolve around each other. The first installment, “Side A,” exhibited eight artists or collectives who address the fetish character of pop music Thus Astrid Küver showed turntable slipmats, on which DJ logos were printed—but reworked so that a world of images replaces pure commodity. Michael Wilkinson from Glasgow uses the graphics of familiar record covers to reduce the identities of bands like Joy Division or Kraftwerk to minimal codes. Conversely, the

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