Copyright C. Voormann
The language of art is universal – and when a music-art combination really works, the art can add a whole new dimension to the music. A successful pairing of the two not infrequently encapsulates the spirit of an entire generation – the Beatles’ album “Revolver” and its iconic cover, for example, or Woodstock and its famous poster image.
Right from the start, the interface of art and music has been an important aspect of the Reeperbahn Festival programme, which will round off its visit to Los Angeles by presenting its exhibition “It Started in Hamburg” by Klaus Voormann which will last for several days. The combination of expressed art and music often gets to the heart of the lifestyle of a whole generation. Hardly anyone understands this better than Klaus Voormann whose six decades of comprehensive graphic and musical works are still crucial for the present-day pop culture. Displaying iconic cover art for the Beatles album Revolver or assignments for contemporary bands such as Turbonegro or Mando Diao, “It Started in Hamburg” is dedicated to Voorman’s creative work, displaying sketches, graphics and objects.
Klaus Voormann „It Started In Hamburg”
Opening reception Oct 30, 2018, Tuesday 7pm-10pm, NAVEL
Conversation with Klaus Voormann at 8pm. Laudatio by Van Dyke Parks.
Exhibition Oct 30 – Nov 03, 2018, NAVEL
Wednesday 12pm – 9pm
Thursday 6pm – 9pm
Friday 6pm – 9pm
Saturday 12 pm– 9 pm
Entrance is free.