Artists: Vito Acconci, Eleanor Antin, bankleer, Joseph Beuys, Thorsten Brinkmann, Günther Brus, Peter Campus, Lenka Clayton, Tracey Emin, Valie Export, Jeanne Faust, Pia Greschner, Johan Grimonprez, Rebecca Horn, Jürgen Klauke, Till Krause, Shirin Neshat, Nam June Paik, Prinz Gholam, Ben Rivers, Pipilotti Rist, Ulrike Rosenbach, Clemens von Wedemeyer, Hannah Wilke, Tobias Zielony and others.
The exhibition follows the trajectory from the pioneers of the so-called »Golden Age« of Danish art (Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg, Christen Købke, Wilhelm Marstrand), to representatives of the National Romantic style, who primarily explored the beauties of their own country (Johan Thomas Lundbye, Peter Christian Skovgaard, Vilhelm Kyhn), to the Fynboerne, or Funen Painters, who practiced open-air painting on the Danish island of that name (Peter Hansen, Johannes Larsen, Fritz Syberg). Finally, paintings by Theodor Philipsen, a close friend of Paul Gauguin, will illuminate the signature aspects of Danish Impressionism.
The exhibition at the Deichtorhallen Hamburg and the accompanying program of musical events at the Elbphilharmonie, HYPER! SOUNDS, includes more than 60 international artists and musicians who explicitly work between the disciplines of art and music and – often unnoticed by the broader public – decisively integrate references from both these areas into their art. Superstars from the worlds of art and music such as Andreas Gursky, Kim Gordon, Alexander Kluge, Rosemarie Trockel, and Wolfgang Tillmans will be featured alongside avant-gardists such as Arthur Jafa, Thomas Scheibitz, Peter Saville, and Arto Lindsay. The exhibition is narratively underpinned by dozens of interviews that Max Dax conducted with the participants in HYPER! in recent years.