New Exhibition ‘No Photos On The Dance Floor!’ Explores Berlin Club History | Arts


A new exhibition titled No Photos On The Dance Floor!, which explores Berlin Club history is coming to Gallery C/O in Berlin this month. The project, curated by Felix and Heiko Hoffmann, focuses on the Berlin club scene, covering an history period of 30 years. The exhibition will be available from September 13 through November 30.


As the German photographer Tillmans used to say “For me, a club is a big abstraction machine that constantly produces pictures. They’re often on the edge of the visible, when the fog rises and you look up toward the ceiling and watch the lights. Intangible things shimmer and flicker through there⁠“.


After the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, empty buildings and factories became clubs, bars, galleries, and studios. The city started to experience a rejuvenation, featured by the rising of a eccentric cultural scene, which gave birth to a new generation of young creatives. Techno music began spreading through clubs like Ufo, Tresor, and Planet.


The visual and artistic approaches to club life in Berlin met the inspiration of cinema, screenings and music. It is a process that continues today: since many young techno fans come to the capital, following and bringing vibrant influences.


The program of the exhibition includes speeches by artists such as Ricardo Villalobos, Sven Marquardt, Marcel Dettmann. Local DJs and sound artists will perform in the gallery, with M.E.S.H., Byetone, Bill Kouligas, Beatrice Dillon and the DJ collective No Shade.


The launch party was held yesterday, September 12, with Modeselektor, Krsn and Skate and images of Pfadfinderei. You can check out the full schedule for the exhibition here.



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