Press Kit ITB Berlin 2016 - Kunstmeile Hamburg

Press Kit ITB Berlin 2016 - Kunstmeile Hamburg

Kunstmeile Hamburg | 1 Ticket – 5 Museums – 12 Months Extensive presentation at the ITB promotes Hamburg as an outstanding location for art The Kunstm...

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Kunstmeile Hamburg | 1 Ticket – 5 Museums – 12 Months Extensive presentation at the ITB promotes Hamburg as an outstanding location for art The Kunstmeile Hamburg will be present at the fair stand of Hamburg Tourism in hall 6.2A 102/104 as well as in the Culture Lounge in hall 16. Hamburg, March 2016 – This year Hamburg’s Kunstmeile can be found with an extensive presence at the ITB Berlin. Alongside its participation in the fair stand of Hamburg Tourism the Kunstmeile is also present in the Culture Lounge. Roughly 1 million people see the exhibitions of the Kunstmeile Hamburg every year. Over 5000 Kunstmeile Passes being sold annually reinforce the concept of the Hamburg Kunsthalle, the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, the Bucerius Kunst Forum, the Deichtorhallen Hamburg with its exhibition halls for contemporary art and photography, and the Kunstverein in Hamburg. The exhibition highlights in 2016 show that there is another successful art season ahead: The Hamburg Kunsthalle celebrates its reopening at the end of April with spectacular presentations. With Manet. Painting the gaze it shows one of the truly groundbreaking pioneers of modern painting that shaped the art of the 19th century like nobody else did. The Deichtorhallen present the three radical photographers Schles, Silverthrone, Zownir that depict urban life in modern cities in a very relentless way. Following in autumn is the presentation of the Viehof Collection, which is regarded as one of the best German collections of international contemporary art with works from Baselitz, Beuys, Richter, Trockel and many others. The Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe deals with the subculture of the 1980-ies in Germany in the exhibition „Geniale Dilletanten“ and with Japanese pop culture since 1680 in Hokusai x Manga. The Bucerius Kunst Forum starts into the new year with one of the most important artists of the 20th century: With first-class works the exhibition Picasso. Window to the world focuses on the significance of the window as a motif throughout Picasso’s entire body of work. In Fluidity the Kunstverein in Hamburg concentrates on the fluid as a defining feature of contemporary social realities against the backdrop of the art-historical discussion of the phenomenon of dematerialization. Details about these and other exhibition highlights in 2016 as well as information about the Kunstmeile Pass can be found at: With its excellent location in the heart of Hamburg the Kunstmeile Hamburg is an invitation to visitors to take a stroll of discovery. An up-to-date, vibrant selection of contemporary and historical art in all media is exhibited, including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, applied arts and design. With the Kunstmeile Pass, a map, a joint website and flags to mark the art mile, the Kunstmeile Hamburg draws attention to the high-quality range of art in the centre of Hamburg and strengthens the city’s image as a great location for art. For only € 36 the Kunstmeile Pass in the size of a credit card can be bought. It is valid for 12 months, allowing guests to visit all five institutions once, including special exhibitions.

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Exhibition Preview Bucerius Kunst Forum Picasso. Window to the World 06.02.2016 till 16.05.2016 The World Upside Down. Hieronymus Bosch’s Century 04.06.2016 till 11.09.2016 Venice. City of Artists 01.10.2016 till 15.01.2017

Deichtorhallen Hamburg Streamlines. Oceans, Global Trade and Migration till 13.03.2016 Gute Aussichten 2015 / 2016. Young German Photography 04.03.2016 till 17.04.2016 Andreas Slominski. The O oft he Door 15.05.2016 till 21.08.2016 Ken Schles/Jeffrey Silverthorne/Miron Zownir 05.05.2016 till 14.08.2016 VisualLeader 2016. The Best of German Magazines, Newspapers and Internet 26.08.2016 till 30.10.2016 The Viehof Collection. Contemporary Art from Beuys to Warhol 1.10.2016 till 15.01.2017 Irving Penn. Fotografien aus der Sammlung F.C. Gundlach 18.11.2016 till 12.02.2017 Peter Keetman. World Through a Creative Lens. The Life’s Work of a Photographer 18.11.2016 till 12.02.2017

Hamburger Kunsthalle Eckersberg. Fascination with Reality The Golden Age of Danish Painting 11.02.2016 till 16.05.2016 Geta Brătescu. Retrospective 30.04.2016 till 07.08.2016 Uncharted Territory. Haegue Yang 30.04.2016 till mid-2017 Manet. Painting The Gaze Views of modernism 27.05.2016 till 04.09.2016 Clemens von Wedemeyer 09.09.2016 till 08.01.2017 Dalí, Ernst, Miró, Magritte Surreal Encounters from the Collections Edward James, Roland Penrose, Gabrielle Keiller, Ulla und Heiner Pietzsch 07.10.2016 till 22.01.2017 Postfach 101447

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Kunstverein in Hamburg Fluidity 30.01.2016 till 10.04.2016 The Elegance of an Empty Room 30.01.2016 till 10.04.2016 Joseph Grigely 05.03.2016 bis 05.06.2016 Ben Rivers 23.04.2016 till 03.07.2016 Katja Novitskova 23.04.2016 till 03.07.2016 Lili Reynaud-Dewar 24.09.2016 till 04.12.2016 Christoph Meier 24.09.2016 till 04.12.2016

Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg No Name Design till 03.04.2016 Christoph Niemann. Under the Line till 03.07.2016 „Brilliant Dilletantes“ – Subculture in Germany in the 1980s till 30.04.2016 Sneaker. Design for Fast Feet 13.05. to 27.08.2016 Hokusai x Manga. Japanese Pop Culture since 1680 08.06. to 25.09.2016 Re/Vision. Photography at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg End of July till October 2016 sports | no sports August till November 2016 Game Masters. The Exhibition 28.10.2016 till 23.042017 (For any programme shifts, we assume no liability)

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Picasso. Window to the World February 6 to May 16, 2016 The window motif can be found throughout Picasso’s entire body of work. Windows represented much more than simple everyday objects. Picasso. Window to the World examines for the first time this central motif. A window addresses the issue of visualization, and for Picasso it symbolized painting itself. It invokes the studio as a place of creation where the painter can bring home the world. It opens up the space and communicates between the interior and exterior. The window symbolizes human relationships as well as transcends the boundary between painting and sculpture. It represents the artist and acts as a substitute for the selfportrait. As the exhibition shows for the first time, Picasso used the window motif even in his early work to mark the interface between the artist and his world. By concealing a window with a curtain or blocking it with a canvas, he placed it on equal footing with painting. In his late work Picasso continued to explore the window motif, which always contained the artist’s reflection of himself. During periods of artistic reorientation, he repeatedly returned to the subject of windows and used them to examine fundamental artistic questions. These occurred during transitions to a new phase in his work such as his fresh start following Cubism, and in the interaction with his sculptures, or in his ongoing dialog with Henri Matisse. He created series of window motifs that he presented in exhibitions immediately upon their completion. Picasso’s window paintings contain his painted theory of images. Photo: Robert Doisneau (1912-1994): Die Lebenslinie, 1952, Atelier Robert Doisneau, Montrouge, © Robert Doisneau / Rapho

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The World Upside Down. Hieronymus Bosch’s Century June 4 to September 11, 2016 Hieronymus Bosch (c. 1450-1516) shaped Dutch painting in the sixteenth century with fanciful scenes of hell and drastic depictions of sins. For the 500th anniversary of his death, the Bucerius Kunst Forum will present the enormous range of his compositions and subjects, demonstrated especially in printed works. The copperplate engravings created after works by Hieronymus Bosch and Pieter Bruegel the Elder, the most important artist of the following generation, show absurd monsters of the underworld, warn against sin and vice, illustrate sayings, and make ironic statements regarding human foolishness. When the fear of hell and damnation abated around 1600, the moralizing scenes focused on the here and now, and the horrific creatures were transformed into grotesques. The visual world inspired by Bosch continues to fascinate us to this day. In cooperation with the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden Photo: Philips Galle (1573-1612): Kopf eines Narren, um 1560, Kupferstich-Kabinett, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden

Venice. City of Artists October 1, 2016 to January 15, 2017 Like no other city, Venice has presented a challenge to artists throughout the centuries. Its location which is defined by the sea and its magnificent architectural backdrop along the Grand Canal convey the impression of a theatrical production that provokes an artistic response. From 1500 to the beginning of the twentieth century, Venice was celebrated by painters as the city of vision: Water, ships and processions provided a large audience with spectacles. Instead of paintings by the Venetian School, this exhibition focuses on the intense experiences triggered by the city and their transformation into art. It demonstrates why Venice remains one of the most inspirational places on earth. Due to the Biennale, Venice has remained a meeting place for artists. The exhibition presents paintings of Venice by Carpaccio, Canaletto, Tiepolo, Turner, Ruskin, Corot, Monet and Kandinsky. Photo: William Turner (1775-1851): Seufzerbrücke, Dogenpalast und Zollhaus, um 1840, Tate, London. Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856

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GUTE AUSSICHTEN 2015/2016. JUNGE DEUTSCHE FOTOGRAFIE 4. MÄRZ – 17. APRIL 2016 DEICHTORHALLEN/HAUS DER PHOTOGRAPHIE Seit der Geburtsstunde des Projektes im Jahr 2004 begleitet das Haus der Photographie der Deichtorhallen das Ausstellungsprojekt „gute aussichten – junge deutsche fotografie“. Mittlerweile hat es sich zu Deutschlands bedeutendstem Wettbewerb für Absolventen im Bereich Fotografie entwickelt. Innerhalb des Jahresprogramms des Haus der Photographie widmet sich „gute aussichten“ der Förderung junger Fotografen. Künstler/Preisträger/innen Aras Götken, Lars Hübner, Felix Hüffelmann, Kyung-Nyu Hyun, Kolja Linowitzki, Jewgeni Roppel, Gregor Schmidt, Kamil Sobolewski, Maja Wirkus Kuratoren: Josefine Raab, »gute aussichten«-Gründerin und Ingo Taubhorn, Kurator Haus der Photographie

Aras Gökten: Arkanum © Aras Gökten

Lars Hübner: Nothing to Declare © Lars Hübner

Felix Hüffelmann: The Dark Side of the Moon © Felix Hüffelmann

KEN SCHLES/JEFFREY SILVERTHORNE/MIRON ZOWNIR 5. MAI - 7. AUGUST 2016 DEICHTORHALLEN/HAUS DER PHOTOGRAPHIE Das fotografische Werk Jeffrey Silverhornes (geb. 1946) stellt pointiert existenzielle Lebensfragen nach Identität, Geschlecht, Liebe, Gewalt, Sexualität und Tod. In Auseinandersetzung mit antiken Dramen und Malereitraditionen entstand sein vielschichtiges Oeuvre, das sich zwischen Intimität und Inszenierung bewegt. Silverthornes Werke offenbaren eine Faszination für das Rollenspiel. Das Transsexuelle wird zum ultimativen Symbol. Silverthorne sucht dabei Wege, sein Inneres zu zeigen, um sich bewusst angreifbar und verletzbar zu machen. Im Zentrum der Ausstellung mit Ken Schles (geb. 1960) stehen zwei Werkgruppen, »Invisible City« und »Night Walk«, die der amerikanische Fotograf Ende der 1980er Jahre in NYC fotografiert hat. »Invisible City« (1988) gilt bis heute als Kult-Dokumentation urbanen Lebens. Ursprünglich im legendären Twelvetrees Press Verlag erschienen, wurde es jüngst im Steidl Verlag zusammen mit »Night Walk« (2013) neu aufgelegt. Dokumentiert wird das Leben in der Lower East Side über den Zeitraum von zehn Jahren. Es ist die packende Darstellung einer Welt, zu der nur wenige Zutritt hatten. »Invisible City« gilt neben Brassais »Paris de Nuit« oder van der Elsken »Love On The Left Bank« als eine der großen Darstellungen nächtlicher Bohème im 20. Jahrhundert. 25 Jahre nach seinem bahnbrechenden Buch erzählt Ken Schles in der Serie »Night Walk« von seiner verlorenen Jugend. Miron Zownir (geb. 1953) gehört seit mehr als 30 Jahren zu den radikalsten Fotografen der Gegenwart. Seine Fotografien aus westlichen Metropolen wie Berlin, London und New York oder dem postkommunistischen Osteuropa wurden weltweit in zahlreichen Ausstellungen präsentiert. Von Anbeginn an setzte sich Zownir in seinem fotografischen Werk konsequent mit gesellschaftskritischen und tabu-brechenden Themen auseinander. In seiner drastischen und düsteren fotografischen Sprache beschreibt Zownir die Parallelwelten von Außenseitern in einer scheinbar zeitlosen Schattenwelt. Es sind die Nachtseiten des menschlichen Daseins, die finstere Einsamkeit im sozialen Unter, die existenziellen Ausnahmezustände und Grenzsituationen der menschlichen Psyche, die Zownir ohne Sicherheitsabstand aufspürt und sichtbar macht. In der Hamburger Ausstellung stehen die Bilder aus New York im Mittelpunkt. Kurator: Ingo Taubhorn, Kurator Haus der Photographie

Ken Schles, Limelight, 1983 © Ken Schles

Jeffrey Silverthorne: Kissing, Dallas Cowboys, Nuevo Laredo, Texas-Mexico, 1986 © Jeffrey Silverthorne. Courtesy Kehrer Galerie

Miron Zownir, New York City, 1982 © Miron Zownir

ANDREAS SLOMINSKI - DAS Ü DES TÜRHÜTERS 14. MAI – 21. AUGUST 2016 DEICHTORHALLEN/HALLE FÜR AKTUELLE KUNST Andreas Slominski zählt zu den international wahrgenommenen deutschen Künstlern, dessen Werk und Schaffen in besonderer Weise mit Hamburg verbunden ist. Er studierte von 1983 bis 1986 Kunst an der HFBK in Hamburg und übernahm nach einer Professur in Karlsruhe seit 2004 die Nachfolge von Franz Erhard Walther an der HFBK. Nach Anselm Reyle ist Slominski der zweite Künstler mit einer Hamburger Professur FBK, dessen Werk in jüngerer Zeit in den Deichtorhallen präsentiert wird. Eigens für die Deichtorhallen entwickelt Slominski eine raumfüllende Installation. In seiner jüngsten Werkserie beschäftigt sich Andreas Slominki mit öffentlich aufstellbaren Toilettenhäusern – »der Mensch in der Wahlurne« (Slominski) –, die das Erscheinungsbild unserer Städte mitprägen. In der Ausstellung möchte der Künstler ca. 200 dieser mobilen Kunststoff-WCs präsentieren. Teilweise in gestalteter Form finden sich diese Häuschen in einer merkwürdigen Umkehrung als Bildobjekte an der Wand wieder – Objekte einer mephistophelischen Sicht auf die Welt. Auch die Innenausstattung solch mobiler WCs wie das Urinal,

Andreas Slominski, THE O OF THE DOOR, 2015 Courtesy the artist

ein Toilettensitz, der Papierrollenhalter oder das Entlüftungsrohr werden an den Wänden oder im Raum wie bunte Tafelbilder an den Wänden arrangiert. Die Halle ist mit ihren Dimensionen wie geschaffen dafür, Slominskis farbige Realformen in konsequenter Fortführung Duchamp’scher Vorgaben über die Fläche von 3.800 qm zu arrangieren. Bekannt wurde Slominski mit seinen Fallen-Objekten in den 1980er und frühen 1990er Jahren. Slominski wurde von zahlreichen renommierten Institutionen weltweit zu Einzelausstellungen eingeladen, darunter das Museum für Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt, das Kunsthaus Zürich, die Fondazione Prada in Mailand. 1997 war Slominski zudem auf der Biennale in Venedig vertreten. Kurator: Dirk Luckow, Intendant Deichtorhallen

VISUAL LEADER 2016 DIE AUSSTELLUNG ZU DEN LEAD AWARDS DAS BESTE AUS ZEITSCHRIFTEN UND INTERNET 26. AUGUST – 30. OKTOBER 2016 DEICHTORHALLEN/HAUS DER PHOTOGRAPHIE Auch in diesem Jahr werden im Haus der Photographie der Deichtorhallen die Nominierten und Gewinner der LeadAwards vorgestellt: Fotoserien, Zeitschriften-Beiträge, Anzeigen und Websites sind zu sehen – das Beste, was im Jahr 2015 in deutschen Magazinen erschienen ist. Insgesamt werden 200-300 verschiedene Arbeiten der Kreativszene auf rund 1.000 Quadratmeter gezeigt und bestätigen wieder einmal, dass die LeadAwards zu Recht Deutschlands bedeutendster Print- und Online-Preis sind. Kurator: Markus Peichl, Vorsitzender der LeadAcademy

Ausstellungsansicht © Henning Rogge

SAMMLUNG VIEHOF - KUNST DER GEGENWART VON BEUYS BIS WARHOL 1. OKTOBER 2016 - 15. JANUAR 2017 DEICHTORHALLEN/HALLE FÜR AKTUELLE KUNST & SAMMLUNG FALCKENBERG Mit der Sammlung Viehof präsentieren die Deichtorhallen an zwei Standorten, der Halle für aktuelle Kunst und der Sammlung Falckenberg in Hamburg-Harburg, von September 2016 bis Januar 2017 eine der bedeutendsten deutschen Privatsammlungen zeitgenössischer Kunst. Die Sammlung Viehof, in die wichtige Teile der Sammlungen Speck und Rheingold eingeflossen sind, vereint über 950 Werke aus den Bereichen Malerei, Zeichnung, Fotografie, Skulptur, Installation und Video mit Schwerpunkt auf deutsche Kunst von der Nachkriegszeit bis heute. Die Ausstellungen in der Halle für aktuelle Kunst und der Sammlung Falckenberg werden aus hochkarätigen Konvoluten einzelner Künstler, darunter Georg Baselitz, Joseph Beuys, Jörg Immendorff, Sigmar Polke, Daniel Richter, Rosemarie Trockel und Corinne Wasmuth aufgebaut und durch Einzelwerke von nationalen und internationalen Künstlern kontextualisiert. Die vollständig aus den Beständen der Sammlung gebildete Überblicksschau zeitgenössischer Kunst zeigt die Vielschichtigkeit des Status quo einer passionierten und bis heute andauernden Sammlungstätigkeit. Kurator: Dirk Luckow, Intendant Deichtorhallen

Martin Kippenberger: Kulturbäuerin bei der Reparatur ihres Traktors, 1985 © Estate Martin Kippenberger / Galerie Gisela Capitain, Köln. Foto: Egbert Trogemann

Jannis Kournellis: Ohne Titel (Venus), 1980 © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn Foto: Egbert Trogemann

Neo Rauch: Männer mit Flugzeugen, 2012 Courtesy Galerie EIGEN + ART Leipzig/Berlin and David Zwirner, New York/ London / © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

Rosemarie Trocket: Einfluss-Skulptur, 1990 © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Foto: Egbert Trogemann

Thomas Struth: Paradise 19, 1999 Courtesy Thomas Struth

PETER KEETMAN GESTALTETE WELT - EIN FOTOGRAFISCHES LEBENSWERK 18. NOVEMBER 2016 - 12. FEBRUAR 2017 DEICHTORHALLEN/HAUS DER PHOTOGRAPHIE Mit der Retrospektive in seinem 100. Geburtsjahr wird das fotografische Lebenswerk Peter Keetmans (1916 – 2005) gewürdigt. Die Ausstellung bringt die Fotografie Peter Keetmans sowohl in ihr Verhältnis zur Gruppe fotoform der 1950er Jahre also auch zur Fotografie des Neuen Sehens und der Neuen Sachlichkeit seit den 1920er Jahren und verfolgt das außergewöhnliche Werk bis in die 1990er Jahre. Peter Keetman gestaltet die Bildfläche mit rein fotografischen Mitteln. Charakteristisch für sein Werk sind seine ungeheure Aufmerksamkeit für Linien und Formen, für Flächen und Strukturen. Nach seiner Rückkehr aus dem zweiten Weltkrieg und mit dem Abschluss seiner Ausbildung an der Bayerischen Staatslehranstalt für Lichtbildwesen findet er unter dem Einfluss von Adolf Lazi und in Auseinandersetzung mit seinen Weggefährten von fotoform wie Otto Steinert und Toni Schneiders zu seinem spezifischen Vokabular, das er bis zu seinem Tod nur nach graduell verändert. Peter Keetman kehrt immer wieder zu bestimmten Themen zurück, darunter Natur- und Stadtlandschaften, Abstraktionen von Materialformen, Portraits, Fotogramme sowie weiterer fotografischer Experimente. Viele der Motive Peter Keetmans entstammen seinem unmittelbaren Lebensumfeld. Besonders in seinen Aufnahmen spiegelt sich trotz aller Kühle und Distanz ein großer Respekt für die Natur, vom Landschaftspanaroma bis hin zu Detailaufnahmen.

Peter Keetman: Rohre, 1958 © Estate Peter Keetman

Kuratoren: F.C. Gundlach Florian Ebner, Museum Folkwang, Sebastian Lux, Stiftung F.C. Gundlach

Peter Keetman: Spiegelnde Tropfen, 1950 © Estate Peter Keetman

Peter Keetman: VW-Werk: Hintere Kotflügel, 1953 © Estate Peter Keetman

IRVING PENN – PASSION 18. NOVEMBER 2016 - 12. FEBRUAR 2017 DEICHTORHALLEN/HAUS DER PHOTOGRAPHIE Irving Penn (1917-2009) zählt zu den herausragenden Ikonen der amerikanischen Fotografie des 20. Jahrhunderts. Besondere Berühmtheit erlangte er durch seine zwischen Eleganz und Sachlichkeit oszillierenden Modeinszenierungen u.a. für die amerikanische, englische und französische Ausgabe der Zeitschrift Vogue. Seine psychologisch komplexen Portraits prominenter Künstler, Modeschöpfer, Literaten und Musiker werden ergänzt durch die hochsensiblen Aufnahmen Angehöriger fremder Kulturkreise. Neben seinen in klassisch-makelloser Schönheit sorgsam angelegten Stilleben beschäftigte er sich in Arbeiten, die auf gefundenem street material basieren, immer wieder mit der Ästhetik des Zerfalls und kreierte auf diese Weise zeitlose Metaphern der Vergänglichkeit. Die Ausstellung konzentriert sich auf Werke des Künstlers, die in der Freien und Hansestadt Hamburg beherbergt sind. Sie stammen aus den Beständen der fotografischen Sammlung von F.C. Gundlach, die als Dauerleihgabe am Haus versammelt sind, Werken aus seinem privaten Besitz sowie aus seiner Stiftung. Das Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg sowie private Hamburger Leihgeber konnten als Kooperationspartner für diese Ausstellung hinzugewonnen werden. Insgesamt werden rund 70 Arbeiten gezeigt. Ziel ist es u.a., F.C. Gundlach in seiner vielfältigen Funktion als Initiator, Galerist, Sammler, Liebhaber und Produzent von Irving Penn umfassend zu würdigen. Kuratorin: Sabine Schnakenberg, Sammlungskuratorin Haus der Photographie

Irving Penn (1917-2009) The Hand Of Miles Davis (C) New York 1986 47,9 x 47,7 cm Silbergelatine Sammlung F.C. Gundlach, Hamburg © The Irving Penn Foundation

Irving Penn (1917-2009) Truman Capote New York, 5. März 1948 Silbergelatine 25,5 x 20,6 cm Haus der Photographie / Sammlung F.C. Gundlach, Hamburg © The Irving Penn Foundation

EXHIBITIONS 2016 Eckersberg – Fascination with Reality The Golden Age of Danish Painting 11 February to 16 May 2016 With an encompassing retrospective on Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg (1783–1853), presented for the first time outside of Denmark in Europe, the Hamburger Kunsthalle is paying tribute to the most prominent Danish painter of the first half of the 19th century. Eckersberg thus established the Danish tradition of C. W. ECKERSBERG Standing male nude, Carl Frørup, 1837 The Royal Academy of Fine Arts, The Academy Council Photo: Frida Gregersen

outdoor painting in Rome. Through his progressive approach of combining tradition with innovation, and classism with realism, Eckersberg not only became the most distinguished Danish painter of the first half of the 19th century, but also one of the defining figures for the European development of art during this period. The exhibition comprises around 90 paintings and about 40 drawings and prints from all creative periods, including all of the artist’s major works.

Geta Brătescu Retrospective 30 April 2016 to 7 August 2016 Geta Brătescu (born 1926) is regarded as the Grand Dame of Romanian Conceptual art. For her 90th birthday, the Hamburger Kunsthalle has arranged a comprehGETA BRĂTESCU Alteritate, 2002/2011 9-part photograph 50 x 50 cm each © courtesy of the artist, Ivan Gallery und Galerie Barbara Weiss Photo: Aurora Kiraly

ensive survey drawing together key works and work series spanning over six decades. It is the artist’s first retrospective museum show to be held outside of her home country Romania. Memory and history, processes of historical sedimentation and organic growth, conformity and deviation, self-inquiry and self-assertion are themes Brătescu has worked with and reviewed again and again in the course of her long artistic career. Brătescu works in the abstract or representational form, from partially detailed to spatially expansive, and employs diverse media including drawing, photography, film, textile work and sculpture.

Manet – Painting the gaze Views of Modernism 27 May 2016 to 4 September 2016 With Manet – Painting the Gaze, starting at the end of May 2016 on the occasion of the its reopening, the Hamburger Kunsthalle is presenting an exhibition of superlatives: With masterworks by Édouard Manet (1832-1883) it features one of the most important pioneers of modern painting, one who had revolutionized art in the ÉDOUARD MANET Nana, 1877 © Hamburger Kunsthalle / bpk Photo: Elke Walford

19th century like no other. The theme of the show, Manet’s gazes, presents the artist’s work from a new perspective. His paintings, attracting the crowds to the Paris Salons already in the 19th century, had raised veritable storms of protest. This was mainly due to his painterly strategy of creating an intriguing relation between the figures in the picture and the observer with a previously unknown immediacy. This manner of directly addressing the observer has continued to fascinate viewers until today.

Dalí, Ernst, Miró, Magritte ... Surreale Begegnungen from the Collections Edward James, Roland Penrose, Gabrielle Keiller, Ulla und Heiner Pietzsch 7 October 2016 to 22 January 2017 SALVADOR DALÍ

With the major exhibition Dalí, Ernst, Miró, Magritte ... the Hamburger Kunsthalle is

Mae West Lips Sofa, 1938

presenting more than 150 masterpieces of Surrealism (some have never travelled)

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam

from four of the most renowned European private collections of the 20th century.

© Salvador Dali, Fundacion

World-famous icons like the Mae West Lips Sofa (1938) and a four-meter-high

Gala-Salvador Dali / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2016

folding screen designed by the young Salvador Dalí, thought-provoking images by René Magritte like Not to be Reproduced (1937), poetic form-finding by Joan Miró and future-oriented pictorial experiments by Max Ernst. Famous artworks are featured beside works yet to be discovered, like those by the little known surrealists Leonora Carrington, Dorothea Tanning and Leonor Fini. With brilliant works of all artistic media, the exhibition seduces the viewer, just as the Surrealists sought to do in the 1920s, to enter the fantasy worlds of the subconscious.

further highlights UNCHARTED TERRITORY. Haegue Yang 30 April 2016 to 30 April 2017 Clemens von Wedemeyer 16 September 2016 to 8 January 2017




Fluidity Sarah Abu Abdallah, Heba Amin, Eleanor Antin, Darren Bader, Tyler Coburn, Simon Denny, Jason Dodge, Maria Eichhorn, Dora Garcia, Liam Gillick, Melanie Gilligan, Goldin+Senneby, Pierre Huyghe, Roberto Jacoby, Hanne Lippard, Lee Lozano, Mathias Poledna, Mladen Stilinovic, UBERMORGEN 1 / 30 / 2016 - 4 / 10 / 2016 Opening and press conference: 1 / 29

The Elegance of an Empty Room 1 / 30 / 2016 - 4 / 10 / 2016 Opening and press conference: 1 / 29

Joseph Grigely 3 / 5 / 2016 - 6 / 5 / 2016 Opening and press conference: 3 / 4 / 2016

Ben Rivers 4 / 23 / 2016 - 7 / 3 / 2016 Opening and press conference: 4 / 22 / 2016 Katja Novitskova 4 / 23 / 2016 - 7 / 3 / 2016 Opening and press conference: 4 / 22 / 2016 Lili Reynaud-Dewar 9 / 24 / 2016 - 12 / 4 / 2016 Opening and press conference: 9 / 23 / 2016 Christoph Meier 9 / 24 / 2016 - 12 / 4 / 2016 Opening and press conference: 9 / 23 / 2016

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Exhibition Preview 2016 Exhibitions in 2016 Christoph Niemann: Under the Line 20 January until 10 April 2016 For the accountant, what’s under the line is the balance – and for the draughtsman? Strictly speaking, what’s under the draughtsman’s line is the paper – no paper, no line. It is in the latitude between this banal insight and the intellectual enjoyment evoked by the lines of a good draughtsman that we enjoy in the works of Christoph Niemann. A native of Waiblingen born in 1970, Niemann is an illusChristoph Niemann, Shaving, Sunday Sketches, 2015, Print, Mixed Media, 24 x 26 cm © Christoph Niemann

trator of international renown. After a good eleven years in New York he now lives in Berlin, where he continues to come up with covers for the most beautiful periodicals in the world, from the New Yorker to Zeit Magazin. Christoph Niemann’s drawings, collages, photos, animations and interactive stories are first and foremost work of the mind. The fact that they’re moreover masterfully wrought, sparingly and precisely calculated and surprisingly realized is something usually only recognized by a professional eye. They give the viewer pleasure and the feeling of being intellectually entertained because, with the draughtsman at his side, he partakes of the world’s multifariousness and its absurdity. The artist himself selected the works featured in the show Christoph Niemann. Below the Line at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (MKG). They also appear in his most recent book Abstract City, which assembles his contributions to the New York Times Magazine and the accompanying blog. The subtitle of the German edition – Mein Leben unterm Strich (“My Life under the Line”) – moreover endows the line with further meanings. Because if it’s life that’s under the line, does that mean it’s threatened, as by a guillotine, or venal, like on the street (Strich is also used in German to mean redlight district)? It’s no use wondering, you’ve got to come and see for yourself.

“Brilliant Dilletantes” – Subculture in Germany in the 1980s 23 January to 30 April 2016 In the early 1980s, an alternative art scene in Germany attracts international attention and recognition with its strident protest and deliberate provocation. Rather than focussing on virtuosic mastery a-b-city, Brigitte Bühler and Dieter Hormel, WestGermany, 1985

in their art, the artists aim at organizing their own artistic environment according to the do-ityourself principle. To bring about a radical break with what had gone before, they found their own record labels, magazines, galleries and clubs, as well as independently producing records and cassettes. The art academies in particular see the development of an artistic dynamic characterized by genre-crossing experimentation. Bands such as “Deutsch-Amerikanische Freundschaft (D.A.F.)” (“German-American Friendship”), “Palais Schaumburg” and “Freiwillige Selbstkontrolle (F.S.K.)” (“Voluntary Self-Censorship”) deliberately use German names and lyrics in order to set themselves apart from the English-language mainstream. In 1981 a festival takes place in Berlin’s Tempodrom with a deliberately misspelt title, “Geniale Dilletanten” (“Brilliant Dilletantes”), which becomes synonymous with this early 1980s German subculture. The exhibition at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (MKG) will present the leading figures and venues of the art scene in various vanguard cities in both West and East Germany. It will focus on eight bands and on artists, filmmakers and designers of the early eighties. Brilliant Dilletantes will provide insights into the multiple interconnections between the individuals involved, and an account of how concurrent developments

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in the visual arts, film, fashion and design influenced one another. There will be over 250 exhibits in total, including paintings, photographs, objects representing art, design and fashion, records, music cassettes, audio stations, music, magazines and fanzines, posters, band films and an interview film produced especially for the show. A programme of short films compiled by the artist Florian Wüst will feature experimental works by Yana Yo, Helge Leiberg, Brigitte Bühler & Dieter Hormel, Norbert Meissner, Christoph Doering and Ramona Welsh. Brilliant Dilletantes, designed by the GoetheInstitut as a touring exhibition, has been substantially enlarged for its presentation at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg. The exhibition was created by Mathilde Weh, consultant for the Visual Arts Division of the Goethe-Institut; the Hamburg stage of the tour has been curated by Dennis Conrad.

Symposium: Looted Art? How are museums to deal with silver that was formerly Jewish property? 4 and 5 February 2016 The stands containing silver that had once been the property of Jews are one of the focal points of the Silver, formerly Jewish property, photo: Fellenberg/Luther, 2014

exhibition Looted Art? Provenance Research on the Collections of the MKG, which has been on show since 2014 and has attracted a great deal of interest. Since 1960 the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (MKG) has had in its keeping around three thousand silver objects that became part of the museum’s collection as a result of confiscations made during the Nazi period. Owing to its history, there can be no question of this silver being considered a conventional part of the museum’s holdings. However, to this day, no appropriate way of dealing with it has been found. As a cultural institution with a public service remit, the MKG has no wish for these objects to be hidden away in storage, but neither can they be put on display as normal exhibits. So what is to become of them over the long term? How might museums work with cultural artefacts that are so intimately bound up with Jewish life and persecution and which they are also obliged to return at any such time as a valid claim to them is put forward? The MKG has set up a symposium with scholars from museums and historical research institutions and representatives of Jewish institutions with a view to discussing these questions. Members of the public will be involved via workshops. The two-day symposium will pick up on two key aspects of this subject: it will examine the current research being done into silver that had once been the property of Jews in Hamburg, Berlin, Munich, and Vienna, and look beyond the purely art historical or museum-related dimensions of the issue. The symposium will conclude with a podium discussion, in which ideas will be developed as to how a museum piece can and should be treated if it is inextricably linked with the Holocaust in Germany. The symposium will be held in cooperation with the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius foundation. With generous support from the Kulturstiftung der Länder.

Sneakers. Design for Fast Feet Press preview: 12 May 2016, 11 am | Opening: 12 May 2016, 7 pm | 13 May until 27 August 2016 Sneaker, from to sneak … Sneakers have surreptitiously evolved from special-purpose sports shoes and quietly sneaked into the midst of our society to become a vital accessory for the modern citydweller. This has happened all over the world, a phenomenon that is now more global than ever. Some dozen major brands – and hundreds of lesser ones – are competing to find favour with consumers. This struggle is being conducted less and less through price wars and is instead being fought by other means: in the battle for hip design and a cool image. Of course, there are still shoes for parYoske Nishiumi (Design) for Onitsuka Tiger, KOI Morphing, Berlin, 01/2008; Poster, agency KoiKlub, photo: Kai von Rabenau, © Yoske Nishiumi/ Kai von Rabenau

ticular types of sport but these days a more important market is street shoes, which appear in series, have “names”, and are often only brought out in limited editions. Sneakers have become collectors’ items and sought-after curios and considerable expense goes into designing and marketing them. This is the theme of the exhibition Sneaker. Design for Fast Feet, which brings together around one hundred posters and other printed promotional materials from all over the world that have been created by young designers and are typically distributed by large agencies, often ones with an international presence. Private shoe collectors have also been invited to show a selection of prized items

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from their collection. Here the focus is not only on the shoes, their design, and the high-tech materials they are made of but also on the way their value appreciates beyond the costs involved in producing them. Collectors will pay far more than the actual purchase price. The exhibition also shows how the collectors succeed in acquiring the shoes and what makes these particular specimens so special.

Hokusai x Manga. Japanese Pop Culture since 1680 Press preview: 7 June 2016, 11 am | Opening: 7 June, 7 pm | 8 June until 25 September 2016 In an extensive exhibition, the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (MKG) will retrace the manifold links between historical and contemporary popular culture in Japan. The MKG has in its possession a universally unique collection of Japanese sketches, pen-and-ink drawings and prints by the most important ukiyo-e artists such as Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797–1861) or Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849). The exhibition will cover the spectrum from these superb woodblock prints and historical printmaking products of the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries to the visual mass Miss Hokusai, © 2014-2015 Hinako Sugiura•MS.HS/ Sarusuberi Film Partners, All Rights Reserved

media of modern Japan: Manga comics, Anime and computer games, as well as the active fan scenes and appropriation practices – for example cosplay – that accompany them. In addition to presenting the various independent stylistic elements that distinguish these media, Hokusai x Manga: Japanese Pop Culture since 1680 will explore their interrelationships and lines of development across temporal boundaries. The contemporary pop culture, for example, is characterized by a pronounced pluralization of themes, motifs and genres while also drawing on traditional Japanese narrative material such as that of the Yokai and the Samurai and reinterpreting it in ever new ways. In addition to these shared contents and motifs, similarities are also found in the visual repertoire, the stylistic aesthetic, the linking of text and image, and the forms of serialization. The production methods, with their division of labour and distribution structures, are likewise comparable in nature, as can be retraced in the technical innovations that came about over the centuries. The exhibition will feature historical woodblock prints and other works of printmaking, sketches, pen-and-ink drawings, German and Japanese Manga books, high-quality Manga reproductions and original Manga drawings, as well as excerpts from Anime films, video games, and merchandising articles from the Manga-Anime universe. An exhibition funded by the Sonderausstellungsfonds of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg.

RE/VISION. Photography at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg End of July until October 2016 Towards the end of the nineteenth century, the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (MKG) became the first museum in Germany to open up to the medium of photography and make it one of Albert Renger-Patzsch, Dortmund – Zeche Germania: Scrubbing and Conveyor Chutes, c.1950, gelatin silver print, 27.9 × 38.3 cm, © Albert Renger-Patzsch Archive / Ann and Jürgen Wilde / VG BildKunst, Bonn 2016

the focuses of its collection. In doing so, the MKG helped break new ground: photographs were purchased as a medium in their own right and first found their way into exhibitions in 1911. RE/VISION. Photography in the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg is the first exhibition to offer an overview of the exceptional holdings in the Photography and New Media Collection, which spans the period from the early days of photography to the present and now comprises around 75,000 exhibits. The show concentrates on the various functions of the medium, such as the portrait – be it for the purposes of representation or to convey an image of society – the documentation of cultural monuments or works of art, and the medium’s conscious efforts to achieve autonomy as an art form. The exhibition is divided into five sections and approaches photography from different perspectives: the pictures are viewed as artworks produced by a particular photographer, as utilitarian items, and as material objects.

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sports|no sports August until November 2016 Football coaches wear custom-made suits; sneakers and jogging pants are appropriate office attire. Stars walk the red carpet in shorts and Fidel Castro receives the pope in a track suit. Where just a few years ago firmly established dress codes prevailed, it seems that today “anything goes”. The exhibition sports|no sports at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (MKG) will explore the correlation between fashion and sportswear over the past 120 years with a focus on social, formal and aesthetic contexts. It will be the first comprehensive exhibition in Germany ever devoted to these two phenomena, both of which serve the integration as well as the individualization of the human being Tom Ford, Womens dress fall/winter 2014, © MKG

in society and directly mirror societal structures. With approximately 150 articles of clothing, prints, posters, photographs and films, it will shed light on the development of fashion, sportswear and changing body ideals as well as the influence of textile technology on clothing. The exhibition will retrace the changes sports has brought about in clothing forms and norms, recall the extinction of the corset and the triumphal advent of the jersey and trousers, and investigate the increasing androgenisation of fashion. These developments have gone hand in hand with the perfection of the body from the bodice to the energetic athletic physique to body shaping. In addition to actual sportswear (sports), its opposite (no sports), and artistic standpoints, the exhibition will also introduce hybrid fashion forms (sports?): sport labels like Adidas, partnerships between designers and sportswear companies, trend-setting athletes like David Beckham, athletes as fashion entrepreneurs such as Willy Bogner or René Lacoste, or sportswear as a personal statement as in the case of the politician Joschka Fischer or the artist Jonathan Meese. The show will draw on the MKG’s extensive fashion holdings, supplemented with loans from Germany and abroad. An exhibition funded by the Karin Stilke Stiftung.

Mobile Worlds. The Migration of Things in Transcultural Societies October 2016 until 2018 There are countless numbers of things travelling around the globe – in the form of commodities, as virtual shapes on computer screens, and in the luggage carried by tourists or migrants. This moveInes Doujak, untitled, 2004, © Ines Doujak

ment of objects, people, and ideas and the accompanying mixing of cultures in a country like Germany, which is a destination for migrants, are the subject of the research project Mobile Worlds: The Migration of Things in Transcultural Societies. Together with the European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), the Goethe University Frankfurt (Main), and the Erich Kästner School in Hamburg-Farmsen, the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (MKG) is examining the complex interweaving of life-worlds and object worlds caused by waves of migration both past and present. In a project curated by Roger M. Buergel, the MKG is researching the transculturality of the objects in its collection, such as Persian pottery that imitates Chinese porcelain or a designer coat by Alexander McQueen that combines the classical uniform with a paisley pattern. In corresponding fashion, Esther Pilkington, Sophia Prinz – both from the European University in Frankfurt (Oder) – and Ulrich Schötker from the Erich Kästner School in Hamburg-Farmsen have developed an experimental educational programme focused on schoolchildren, who can be considered experts in everyday transcultural life. In this project, pupils not only play an active part in the museum research and are involved in creating the exhibition but also help to generate an ethnographic understanding of the order of things in their own life-worlds. The aim of this collaboration is to create a second collection of exhibition objects that will offer commentary on the historical exhibits, underpinning or contradicting them. In another sub-project Hans Peter Hahn and Friedemann Neumann of the Goethe University in Frankfurt (Main) examine what constitutes a migrant’s day-to-day world of things, what stories and experiences are connected with them, and what values, aspirations, and the significance they convey. In 2018, at the end of the process, the individual project results will be compiled in an exhibition at the MKG. The Mobile Worlds project is being funded for three years by the research initiative “The Language of Objects – Material Culture in the Context of Societal Developments”, run by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), and by the Johann Jacobs Museum in Zurich.

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Presentation of the Collections 2016 Jewellery Room. Vol. I: Wolfgang Skoluda Matinee: 13 March 2016, 11 am | 14 March 2016 until March 2017 Like fashion, jewellery is one of the most important badges of personal expression. Its functions range from magical protection against evil forces and the representation of status and membership of a certain social group to the unfettered expressiveness of handmade author’s jewellery, which Wolfgang Skoluda, Medusaheadmade of coral, Short chain, photo: Benne Ochs

shows off the creative bent of the individual wearing it. Jewellery was and is a means of communication. The Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (MKG) has an extensive collection of jewellery that spans four millennia. One of its focuses is on antique jewellery, while another is on pieces from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The collection reflects the great diversity inherent in jewellery-making from the great classic works of traditional goldsmithery to avant-garde tendencies and the original creative expressions that in the 1960s began to develop into an independent artistic genre. The Arts and Crafts Fair, which has been an annual event at the MKG for more than 130 years, making it one of the oldest arts fairs in Germany, provides an important platform for contemporary jewellery every year. Here visitors can sharpen their appreciation of skilled craftsmanship, the proper way to handle materials, and experimental approaches and new concepts relating to form, colour, and material. In future the MKG intends to make jewellery more of a highlight for visitors to the museum and is establishing a new exhibition room for this purpose. The jewellery collection will be given a new contextual setting in individual, group, and themed exhibitions and will be linked in with current discourses on the subject. The Hamburg jewellery designer Wolfgang Skoluda (born 1935) will kick off the new exhibition series. Since 1959 he has shown his work at the annual fair on a regular basis. Skoluda’s material of choice is gold and he has a particular fondness for antique gems, stones, and minerals. Karl Schmidt-Rottluff’s bracelets, which are part of the MKG collection as well, represent a significant source of inspiration in his work and, in common with this great expressionist artist, Skoluda also taught himself to make jewellery. His work is a perfect symbiosis of ancient and modern and as such will naturally enter into dialogue with objects from the MKG’s Antiquities Collection.

Japanese Daydreams. The Photography Department in Context 5 April until 10 July 2016 The exhibition Japanese Daydreams presents around thirty works by a selection of Japanese photographers, which are drawn from the collection at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (MKG). They cover the development of surrealist/poetic photography in Japan in the period between the 1930s and the 1980s. In the series The Photography Department in Context, the MKG Satoshi Saitou, untitled 75-d, 1975/1981, © Satoshi Saitou

presents highlights from the Photography and New Media Collection, bringing its extensive holdings sharply into focus. In the 1980s, generous support from the Friends of Photography Association (Verein der Freunde der Fotografie) helped make it possible for the museum to build up a comprehensive collection of contemporary Japanese photography, an exciting complement to the historical travel photographs from the Far East and the Asian Art Collection.

Labour/Leisure in the Works of J. Hamann. The Photography Department in Context 22 July until 6 November 2016 The MKG is showing two selections of work from the J. Hamann photography studio in Hamburg: scenes depicting the world of work in factories, foreign trading offices, craft workshops, or out in the fields are juxtaposed with images of organized leisure in sports clubs. The idea of leisure – understood in the modern sense as spare time away from the workplace – and the resulting separaJ. Hamann Studio, handstand, 1900-1910, gelatin silver print, © MKG

tion of the realms of work and free time were a byproduct of industrialization. These themes inform the range of motifs produced by the J. Hamann Studio, which record daily life, often with a special flair for situational humour, and in the process sketch a vivid picture of Hamburg at the

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beginning of the twentieth century. The exhibition shows sixty historical prints and, in parallel with the sports|no sports exhibition, gives a suggestive impression of the world of work and of clubs and associations in the city. The exhibition provides an insight into the estate of Johann Hamann (1859–1935), who in 1889 opened his first daylight studio in the network of alleys that was Hamburg’s Gängeviertel and in 1900 brought in his son Heinrich (1883–1975) to run the business with him. In 1993 and 1994 the MKG acquired some 2,200 of their photographs.

Keith Haring. Posters Press preview: 8 Sept. 2016, 11 am | Opening: 8 Sept. 2016, 7 pm | 9 Sept. until 26 Nov. 2016 Keith Haring, who was born in Pennsylvania in 1958, moved to New York at the age of twenty and Keith Haring, Ignorance = Fear, Silence = Death, Fight Aids Act Up, New York, 1989, © Keith Haring Foundation

was immediately captivated by the lively street art scene. At this time pop art was well established and graffiti was making its mark on the cityscape. Haring only needed a few years to find his way as an artist. He developed an unmistakeable style, whose powerful lines and figurative motifs have an affinity with strip cartoons and street art. He was granted less than a decade as a successful artist, but he filled this period with an astonishing energy that is still reverberating today. Throughout his life Haring saw himself – in contrast to many of his contemporaries – as a political artist seeking to inform and reach a broad public with his art. The exhibition Keith Haring. Posters brings together more than a hundred posters from the collection at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (MKG). Thanks to the endowment provided by the Hamburg collector Claus von der Osten, this group of works is unrivalled in terms of its completeness. In the exhibition, the posters are complemented by numerous smaller objects and marketing products that Haring had on sale in his Pop Shop in New York.

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