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Notorious Berghain bouncer Sven Marquardt to speak and showcase photography in Kuala Lumpur

The exhibit is dubbed Club Berlin and opens January 13th

  • Mixmag Asia Staff
  • 9 January 2017
Notorious Berghain bouncer Sven Marquardt to speak and showcase photography in Kuala Lumpur

Sven Marquardt will be returning to Asia this month, this time to Kuala Lumpur as part of Club Berlin, an exhibition of electronic music and photography hosted by German cultural institution Goethe-Institut Malaysia together with Detour Asia. Club Berlin will be held January 13th to February 4th it will focus on showcasing Berlin’s club and techno culture by featuring photography and electronic music from the German capital.

The sight and sound exhibit will feature photography by Sven Marquardt, whose photos depict Berlin’s raucous club culture, will feature along with the works of Martin Eberle. Besides manning the door at one of the world’s best but hardest to get into clubs, Marquardt is a seasoned photographer and has had his works shown at exhibitions all over the world as well as releasing a memoir detailing his life in the German music scene last year.

Similar to a club environment, the exhibit intends to engage both sight and sound. Accompanying the photography will be complementary state-of-the-art sound installations by Berlin-bred artists like Marcel Dettmann, Modeselektor, Tale Of Us, Rødhåd and Answer Code Request and also show rare footage of Boiler Room sessions with artists like Le Fleur, Len Faki, Discodromo, Sarah Farina, Mano Le Tough and Lucy. Similar to previous exhibits in Manila and Ibiza, guests will hear music from seven different artists by moving from one area of the exhibit to the other.

Marquardt, who has been dubbed ‘Lord of the Night’ by German media, will be speaking on opening night both about his photography and his decades long stint as Berghain’s merciless bouncer. He will be speaking with Detour Asia facilitator Christian Schwanz in a discussion open to the public. This is your chance to rub shoulders with the legend and hopefully have him remember your face for the next time you’re queued for hours at Berghain.

Club Berlin opens on January 13th at 7pm at 2 Hang Kasturi, with local artists Jonny Vicious, Slutski and Yenn Lim set to take over the decks at the official afterparty. In addition to the talk, tied in with the exhibition will also be an Ableton Live Music Production Workshop with Phon.o from Berlin on January 17th to the 19th. He will also play on the 20th with local artists Notion A, Reesh9000 and CEE. And on February 4th, Hamburg’s Urban String concert series by Ensemble Resonance will feature with Fatim from the Akhyla collective playing the afterparty.

Admission to the exhibit and afterparties is free except for the event with Phon.o which is 25RM at the door. To register for the Ableton Workship e-mail [email protected]

Find full details on the exhibit here.

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