Doug Aitken, SONG 1, 2012, courtesy Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution and 303 Gallery

Mix it
Pop Music and Video Art

16.07.2017 –

The visual arts serve many musicians as a source of inspiration and are a mysterious mediator between sound and its visual representation. But particularly in recent years, pop music is also playing an interesting role in video art.


Artists are acting simultaneously as DJs, have their own band projects, cooperate with known musicians and apply a music clip aesthetic in their works. As an atmospheric mediator and mirror of popular culture, the combination of music and moving image becomes a mouthpiece. Between sensuality, coolness and ecstasy, the exhibition shows emotionally charged memory spaces and gripping sound landscapes as social snapshots.


Doug Aitken, Fatima Al Qadiri, Mohamed Bourouissa, Jeremy Deller & Cecilia Bengolea, Cyprien Gaillard, Christian Jankowski, Masbedo, Anri Sala, Wolfgang Tillmans

Guided tours

Regularly Sat and Sun, 30.09./01.10. and 07./08.10. at noon and 3 pm
Special tour with the curators Tue 03.10. at 4 pm
Last views with the Artistic Director Roland Nachtigäller Sun 15.10. at 3 pm
Ticket 2,50 Euro plus admission, booking not necessary, max. 25 participants

Thank you

Exhibition benefactor

Event partner

In-kind sponsor

Marta partners
Many thanks to the Marta Herford Corporate Partners and Corporate Premium Partners as well as the Marta Fund for New Art for their ongoing support of our program.