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Techno Worlds

As a global phenomenon, techno has not only shaped music history, but has also set impulses that influence contemporary culture, art, pop culture, media consumption and technologies.

From May 13 to June 19, 2022, Centre PHI, Société des arts technologiques (SAT) and Goethe-Institut Montreal present TECHNO WORLDS, an exhibition at the intersection of music, art, pop, media and technology in relation to the multi-faceted techno scene. The exhibition is conceived as a parcours leading through the three institutions.

Ausstellungsansicht in der SAT (Montreal) © (Photo (detail) Isabella Astolfi

The Exhibition

TECHNO WORLDS includes photo, video and installation works by DeForrest Brown, Jr., Jaqueline Caux, Tony Cokes, Chicks on Speed, Zuzanna Czebatul, Kerstin Greiner, AbuQadim Haqq, Rangoato Hlasane, Ryõji Ikeda, Maryam Jafri, Romuald Karmakar, Robert Lippok, Henrike Naumann and Bastian Hagedorn, Carsten Nicolai, Vinca Petersen, Daniel Pflumm, Lisa Rovner, Sarah Schönfeld, Jeremy Shaw as well as Tobias Zielony. TECHNO WORLDS was curated by Mathilde Weh, Justin Hoffmann and Creamcake. Learn more about the artists and some of their works here.

Maryam Jafri, Model 500, 2019, metal, vinyl LPs, plastic, vinyl text, 685 x 335 cm, courtesy by the artist, detail Photo: Barnabás Neogrády-Kiss

The Idea

TECHNO WORLDS references diverse techno scenes, genres and subcultural-political projects at different times and in different places around the world.

Ausstellungsansicht im Goethe-Institut Montreal © Hans-Jürgen Nägeli-Knurr

The Locations

TECHNO WORLDS is a Goethe-Institut exhibition on view in museums and other exhibition venues internationally. Learn more about the locations so far here.

Henrike Naumann and Bastian Hagedorn, The Museum of Trance, 2021, mixed media installation, detail Photo: Barnabás Neogrády-Kiss

The Team

TECHNO WORLDS was curated by Mathilde Weh, Justin Hoffmann and Creamcake. Learn more about the team of curators here.

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