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Program in February

01. February - 29. February 2020

In a time of rapid technological change, in a world of advancing populism, of trials and tribulations between lies and revelations, and the fear of wars and climate catastrophes, the potential inherent in the individual wish deserves all the more attention. For the change of grievances does not begin with acquired knowledge and certain skillsets, but first and foremost with the desire to change something. For this reason, the Museum Angewandte Kunst invites visitors to the exhibition Ingrid Godon. I wish and thereby enter a space of possibility that not only bears the potential to reflect on one’s own wishes, but above all creates atmospheres that encourage discussion and self-determination.
The selected illustrations by the internationally renowned artist Ingrid Godon serve as the starting point for this reflection. Together with texts by award-winning poet Toon Tellegen, Godon’s images of the faces of serious children, wistful men and thoughtful women open a door for our imagination. Between the wall illustrations and originals by the Belgian artist, a diverse range of sounds, music, performances and workshops invite visitors to explore, linger and wander. The entire museum is transformed into a lively and pulsating, yet quiet and contemplative Open House.

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YACHT (an acronym for “Young Americans Challenging High Technology”) is Claire L. Evans, Jona Bechtolt, and Rob Kieswetter. For their latest LP, Chain Tripping, the trio invented their own working method at the intersection of DIY and high-tech: they used neural networks to generate raw musical data from their prior work, which they arranged into new songs that they then learned, performed, and recorded live. Rather than rely on a single tool, they brought together several distinct AI processes: text generation (Char-RNN), latent space interpolation, raw audio generation (SampleRNN), and a “neural synthesizer” called the NSynth. They were inspired by the long history of generative composition, from William S. Burroughs’ cut-up writing to David Bowie’s custom “Verbasizer” software from the ‘90s.

Admission: 8 Euro, Tickets available here

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Cedric Dekowski is best known to the Frankfurt public as the founder of the label and party series HardWorkSoftDrink. As a producer of electronic music, he has a special soft spot for modular synthesizers. He gives visitors of the Museum Angewandte Kunst an interactive insight into the wonderful, quirky world of analog electronic sounds.

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In response to the exhibition Ingrid Godon exhibition. Ich wünschte, the internationally active dancer and choreographer Elisabeth Schilling offers a dance and performance workshop in the Museum Angewandte Kunst. Creative and physical exercises introduce the basic approaches of contemporary dance and invite the participants to use their own individual and creative identity as a starting point. If desired, a public performance of the sequences developed can be organized in the exhibition. Participation is voluntary.

Workshop fee 25 euros. Further information and registration at 069 212 38522 or

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On the occasion of the exhibition Ingrid Godon. I wish and the associated event series OPEN HOUSE, Chef Anton de Bruyn came up with a special concept for the rooms of the Museum Angewandte Kunst. In an eleven meter wide installation consisting of two concentric circles, he opens his temporary EL BARRIO Gasthaus. While the kitchen is installed in the inner ring, the guests sit at the large round table in the outer circle. It doesn’t get any closer to the kitchen. The head chef has invited two young chefs from the Rhein-Main area to share this unusual location with him. It starts with Dennis Aukili, who is involved in two successful restaurants in Frankfurt, the Chairs in Bornheim and Mehlwassersalz in the Museum MMK für Moderne Kunst. Paul Schmiel, head chef of the Pankratiushof, an innovative family business in its fifth generation, will cook on the second evening of the Gasthaus. On March 11th, Anton de Bruyn himself will be behind the stove.

8 courses € 89; Beverage accompaniment from the Cool Climate wine shop € 49

Sabina Eivazova and Uwe Fischer

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Women in Jazz – A Study on disappearance

Thomas Meinecke brings records from jazz musicians from the 1940s to the 1970s to the Museum Angewandte Kunst and tells their stories. In it he describes, among other things, the frustration of female musicians who hardly occur or disappear in a patriarchal system of the arts. In his lecture and in the subsequent EL BARRIO bar evening, Thomas Meinecke will fall back on grandiose recordings from Mary Lou Williams to Jutta Hipp and Alice Coltrane to Dorothy Ashby and Patrice Rushen.

The British singer and rapper Maya Arulpragasam (M.I.A.) finally found her way to music via detours after studying at the Saint Martins College of Art in London. For his documentary Matangi-Maya-M.I.A. ,director Steve Loveridge was able to access her private film archive. From home movies, cell phone videos, music clips, interview passages and off-comments, he created an intimate portrait of the unique musician.
OmU, 96 min. (Great Britain 2018)

8 Euros, exhibition ticket included. Tickets available here

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Since the 1990s, the Frankfurt music producer KABUKI has earned a worldwide reputation as a drum ‘n’ bass DJ. Through his productions, which go far beyond this genre and contain hip hop tracks in addition to jungle and UK bass, he has developed a love for modular synthesizers. Beat scientist KABUKI comes to the Museum Angewandte Kunst to let the audience share this fascination.

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In cooperation with Heiner Blum (Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach), Robert Johnson Theorie regularly presents lectures on club culture, production and reception of electronic music, presented by musicians, DJs, authors and other expert guests. This evening focuses on Suzanne Ciani and her many years of practice.

Concert by Suzanne Ciani from 10 p.m.
Suzanne Ciani is a Grammy-nominated composer, pioneer of electronic music and neoclassical recording artist, whose pieces can be heard in numerous commercials, video games and feature films. In the course of her more than 40-year career, she released 16 solo albums, including Seven Waves, The Velocity of Love and most recently her comeback with the recording of her performance Quadraphonic Buchla Modular Synth. She was named “New Age Keyboardist of the Year” by Keyboard Magazine and was included in the Keyboard Magazine’s Hall of Fame along with other synth stars like Bob Moog, Don Buchla and Dave Smith. She provided the voice and sound for Bally’s groundbreaking “Xenon” pinball machine, created Coca-Cola’s pop-and-pour sound, designed Atari’s sound logo, performed concerts around the world, and earned a place as one of the most creative composers in the world.

29 Euro, exhibition ticket included. Tickets available here

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EL BARRIO invites you to the Club Night at the Museum Angewandte Kunst! Tama Sumo is a resident of the legendary Berlin Panorama Bar and is known for her eclectic DJ sets, in which she moves fluently between house, techno, disco, afrobeat and soul. For many years she has been regularly publishing outstanding mixes on all leading platforms, including on Ostgut Ton, Resident Advisor and Boiler Room. Local hero and EL BARRIO-family member Aziesch (AMP, Robert Johnson) will open the evening.

15 Euro (free for concert visitors), Tickets available here

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On two Saturdays, the tension that has accumulated after the first two eventful weeks in the Museum Angewandte Kunst will be released at Music for Meditation to make room for new experiences. Slow and sustaining musical movements create an atmosphere of peace and tranquility. Structured improvisations by different artists under the direction of Lorenzo Dolce evoke deep emotional sensations and influence the awareness and feeling of everyone present in a positive and gentle way.

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On the ground floor of the Museum Angewandte Kunst, music lovers and selected record stores offer not only jazz, soul, electronic and contemporary music, but also collectibles and special presses, inexpensive used discs and current new releases for sale or exchange. If you want to participate in the record flea market, you can register until February 22, 2020 at

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Children, teenagers and adults are invited into the Create Space to experiment with different materials such as ink pens, oil pastels and graphite and to try out a wide range of painting and drawing styles with the help of illustrator Laura Jil Fugger. What wishes and visions do we have for our city and our living space? By drawing these out, we get a closer look at them and track down our inspiration.

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Singer and composer Leona Berlin sweeps her audience off their feet with her atmospheric alternative soul and her open, straightforward and authentic style. Social and spiritual issues play an important role in her lyrics. Together with the Berlin drummer and music producer Magro on drums, the pianist Martin Lüdicke on the keyboard and the dancer Taner Van Kuren, alumni of the renowned Juilliard School in New York, she ensures an emotionally charged evening.

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Chromatic Drift by Kabuki explores the relationship between rhythmic cycles and spectral frequencies. With the help of three record players, each running at different speeds, non-cyclic patterns are generated, which serve as the basis for generative compositions. The spectral character of the individual melodies is translated into a certain lighting mood, and offers visitors a multi-sensory – visual and acoustic – experience of a special kind.

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As part of the exhibition Ingrid Godon. Ich wünschte , the opencreek hotel invites you to an evening in three acts: After several performative explorations of the rooms and corridors of the Museum Angewandte Kunst, in which one’s own engagements with personal desires are performatively negotiated, a show night takes place in the second part, providing a stage for all forms of entertainment and performances. Contradictions, illusions and seductions are guiding tones that indicate the rhythm of the stay in the opencreek hotel. The four-hour program culminates in a party in which DJs from the opencreek hotel and their friends offer a musical experience until the early hours of the morning.

The opencreek hotel is a group of artists, cultural workers and craftsmen who met for the first time in Isenburger Schloss in Offenbach. With their events, they create spaces in which unrest and insecurities are given space through intimacy. opencreek is fluctuation, a permanent negotiation between open and closed spaces, bodies and vulnerabilities. Visitors are performers just as much as the actual performers themselves in the rooms, because there is no innocence in encounter: Dress as you are!

With Yana Tsegay, Mustafa Boga, Miriro Mwamdiambira, alla popp, Mia Bencun, Sarah Reva Mohr, Anna Pietocha, choir of ordinary people, arootin mirzakhani, Lady Bubu Tea, Nadine Finsterbush, ISIS, Babyboi (Baby of Control), Marshall Vincent Garrett, Iku, Lena Bakonalim, Nikolaus Kockel, Nora Schön, esther poppe, misses rosewood, Jan Berger, Yoga Church of Evil, Darian Spencer, Diane Hillebrand, Sitha Reis, Dolorosa, Katharina Hantke, JENNY, Karaj, Jana Klar, DJ Kazakstar and Candy Popp.

Admission: 10 Euro, tickets available here

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