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EXHIBITIONS

Kraftwerk – Retrospective 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

April 10–17, 2012

The Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium, second floor

Over eight consecutive nights, MoMA presents a chronological exploration of the sonic and visual experiments of Kraftwerk with a live presentation of their complete repertoire in the Museum's Marron Atrium. Each evening consists of a live performance and 3-D visualization of one of Kraftwerk's studio albums—Autobahn (1974), Radio-Activity (1975), Trans-Europe Express (1977), The Man-Machine (1978), Computer World (1981), Techno Pop (1986), The Mix (1991), and Tour de France (2003)—in the order of their release. Kraftwerk will follow each evening’s album performance with additional compositions from their catalog, all adapted specifically for this exhibition. This reinterpretation showcases Kraftwerk’s historical contributions to and contemporary influence on global sound and image culture. Read more

All performances are SOLD OUT

Kraftwerk – Retrospective 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Performance Schedule

Tuesday, April 10, 8:30 p.m.
1 – Autobahn (1974)
Wednesday, April 11, 8:30 p.m.
2 – Radio-Activity (1975)
Thursday, April 12, 8:30 p.m.
3 – Trans Europe Express (1977)
Friday, April 13, 10:00 p.m.
4 – The Man-Machine (1978)
Saturday April 14, 8:30 p.m.
5 – Computer World (1981)
Sunday, April 15, 8:30 p.m.
6 – Techno Pop (1986)
Monday, April 16, 8:30 p.m.
7 – The Mix (1991)
Tuesday, April 17, 10:00 p.m.
8 – Tour de France (2003)

Tickets are $25.00 and will go on sale to the public on Wednesday, February 22, at 12:00 p.m., only at MoMAKraftwerkTickets.showclix.com. (You must paste the URL into your browser.) This is a public program and tickets are limited; there is no presale window or discount for MoMA members. There is a two-ticket limit per person for the entire series. Tickets will be distributed exclusively via will-call, and photo ID is required. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance.


Kraftwerk – Retrospective 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 is organized by Klaus Biesenbach, Chief Curator at Large, The Museum of Modern Art, and Director, MoMA PS1; with the assistance of Eliza Ryan, Curatorial Assistant, MoMA PS1.

Volkswagen of America

The exhibition is made possible by a partnership with
Volkswagen of America.

<i>Home Computer.</i> Image courtesy of Sprueth Magers, Berlin and London. © Kraftwerk

Home Computer. Image courtesy of Sprueth Magers, Berlin and London. © Kraftwerk