09 March 2012

Ryoji Ikeda DB



"Japanese composer and visual artist Ryoji Ikeda has conceived an exhibition for the Hamburger Bahnhof that, for the first time, compositionally unites the two symmetrical halls on the upper level of the museum’s east and west wings. The exhibition’s title db (short for decibel) refers to this symmetry while simultaneously indicating the complementary relationship between the two exhibition spaces. Ikeda has designed the white room and the black room as counterparts, not only physically (brightness, color), but also conceptually and perceptually. The project is a composition in which time and space are shaped through minimal use of sound, light and visual elements. The exhibition db is the artist’s first solo exhibition in Germany." - Hamburger Bahnhof. See more;


I think Ryoji Ikeda is not featuring any new work on here, it is a mix of projects from 2007 till now (I didn't find where I've read this) anyway the installation is stunning, I wish to see it in live. Btw the video below made by ikono is really cool and the edition of is so good. It follows the Ikeda's same calm but intense rhythm. Full screen recommended. 

RYOJI IKEDA. DB
28 January - 9 April 2012
Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin