A Musical Palette
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.