A piece of Berlin will be coming to Brooklyn for New York Art Week. Berlin nightlife icon Sven Marquardt has announced his DISTURBING BEAUTY ArtsDistrict Brooklyn from May 18-May 21. In collaboration with New York nightlife impresarios Teksupport, DISTURBING BEAUTY will exhibit his first photo works captured in 1980s East Berlin. The opening event on May 18th will see performances from a selection of noteworthy house and techno artists.
Nothing is better than seeing art and music flow together. A pillar of global nightlife culture, Sven Marquardt began his prolific photographic career in East Berlin in the early eighties before taking a brief hiatus after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the subsequent explosion of unified Berlin’s club scene. Sven had this to say about the event:
“For more than thirty years, club culture has determined both my life—as a curator of countless nights—and, of course, my life as a photographer…For me, New York is rough and photogenic = “sexy” 24/7. Club culture is always to some extent “RIOT,” unadjusted and, above all, free.“
The opening event will run from 10 pm-5 am. The true Brooklyn way so you can see the sunrise right after. The DISTURBING BEAUTY exhibition will be on view from May 18th-May 21st at the Gallery at ArtsDistrict Brooklyn, with hours of 3 pm-9 pm.