A Mu­si­cal Pal­ette

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Swiss-born artist Di­eter Roth (1930-1998) spent his en­tire ca­reer ex­per­i­ment­ing with widely var­ied me­dia, from paint­ing and in­stal­la­tion to print­mak­ing, lit­er­a­ture, and film. Un­der the weight of th­ese im­por­tant projects, Roth’s mu­sic-re­lated works have of­ten been un­der­es­ti­mated, but are now be­ing pre­sented for the first time in a com­pre­hen­sive ex­hi­bi­tion at Ham­burger Bahn­hof (p. 44). A lover of mu­sic in all its forms, he man­aged to in­te­grate it in his oeu­vre in many ways: he as­sem­bled ac­tual in­stru­ments in his sculp­tures or used them as mo­tifs in paint­ings, and he even per­formed on stage as a mu­si­cian as part of his in­stal­la­tions. Un­til 24 Au­gust, the Ham­burger Bahn­hof will be host­ing all of his mu­sic-re­lated work, drawing par­al­lels with pieces by se­lected artists who ad­dress sim­i­lar is­sues.

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