Techno Worlds - LA © Goethe-Institut

Fri, 12/09/2022 -
Fri, 01/27/2023

Goethe-Institut LA Project Space

An interdisciplinary exhibition at the intersection of music, art, pop, media, and technology

TECHNO WORLDS. A selection of the works from this traveling exhibition will be on view the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles from December 9th, 2022 – January 27th, 2023. 

Tuesdays - Thursdays /  10am–5pm
Fridays  /  10am–3pm

TECHNO WORLDS is an interdisciplinary exhibition at the intersection of music, art, pop, media, and technology. The title refers to the multifaceted techno scene, genres, and political projects that emerged from the subcultures of the 1980s to the present day, and traces the processes of cultural and economic appropriation.

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. 

This traveling exhibition organized by the Goethe Institut began in fall of 2022 at art quarter budapest (aka “aqb”), the PHI Centre in Montreal, SITE Gallery in the Silos at Sawyer Yards in Houston, at the Goethe-Institut and Knockdown Center in New York City, SPACE in Portland, Maine, followed by host galleries in, Mexico City, Montevideo, São Paulo and Warsaw.

For more information, visit Techno Worlds

The exhibition can be viewed during events and at the following times:

During Office Hours: Dec. 9th, 2022 - January 27th, 2023
                                    Tuesdays–Thursdays: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
                                    Fridays: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm 

Please note: The Goethe-Institut will be closed from December 20th, 2022 - January 2nd, 2023

Admission is free. All ages welcome. Masks required.

Free Parking is available at Metro/Retail parking structure located at
676 S. Westlake Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90057 

Public transport is possible with the red line to MacArthur Park/Westlake stop. Using carpool or ride-share options are appreciated.

About the Curators

Mathilde Weh
 is a curator, musician, and artist who served as a consultant in the visual arts department of the Goethe-Institut headquarters in Munich until 2022. She advised Goethe-Institut art projects abroad and was curator of the touring exhibition Geniale Dilletanten – Subkultur der 1980er-Jahre in Deutschland, for which she published the exhibition catalogue under the same title together with Leonhard Emmerling (Hatje Cantz). A former radio editor, she engages intensively with the topics of subcultures, art, and music and takes part in events and discussions organized by institutions and universities, including the Akademie der Künste in Berlin, Germany. Weh initiated the project TECHNO WORLDS.

Justin Hoffmann is a curator, musician (member of FSK), and art historian. Besides running the art institution Kunstverein Wolfsburg since 2004, he has lectured at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Zurich University of the Arts, Braunschweig University of Art, and Merz Akademie Stuttgart, among others, and was a visiting professor at the Art University Linz. Hoffmann is the author of numerous artist catalogues, and the editor of thematic publications including Work Fiction (2007), In the Shadows (2008), Best of 50 Years (2010), Learning From Detroit (2014), Snap Your Identity (2020).

Creamcake (CC) is a Berlin-based interdisciplinary platform, negotiating the point of convergence in electronic music, contemporary art, and digital technologies. Distanced from normative social structures, CC moves in fluid processes of thought and action and engages with current social issues of the present through diverse projects.Tomke Braun, Daniela Seitz and Anja Weigl, organize exhibitions, performances, concerts, symposia, DJ sets, digital projects, and workshops, including 3hd Festival (since 2015), Paradise Found (2019), インフラ INFRA (2017), Europool (2017-2019), and <Interrupted = “Cyfem and Queer> (2018–2019). As a queer-feminist nomadic space, CC has cooperated with a variety of clubs, community spaces, and institutions such as Berghain, Klosterruine, OHM, Südblock, HAU Hebbel am Ufer, KW Institute for Contemporary Art / Bob’s Pogo Bar, and WWWβ.