Wednesday, 20 May 2009


No rock band can be completely fulfilled without an art museum show, and the groundbreaking No Wave band Sonic Youth is getting a blow-out exhibition this summer. “Sonic Youth etc.: Sensational Fix,” May 30-Sept. 20, 2009, at the Malmö Konsthall in Malmö, Sweden, features album covers, flyers, fanzines, posters, and writings by band members, as well as photos of the band by artists such as Sofia Coppola, Richard Kern and James Welling. “Sensational Fix” includes works by numerous artists connected in one way or another to the band, ranging from Beats like Allen Ginsberg and William S. Burroughs to West Coast artists such as Mike Kelley and Raymond Pettibon to New York artists including Vito Acconci, Rita Ackermann, Cindy Sherman and Reena Spaulings. The show also includes a pavilion designed by Dan Graham, presenting Sonic Youth’s complete audio output along with recordings of other bands. The show is organized by Dutch curator Roland Groenenboom in collaboration with Sonic Youth, and was produced by LiFE in St. Nazaire, and the Museion in Bolzano, in collaboration with Kunsthalle Düsseldorf.

Sunday, 17 May 2009


the first issue of the zine series is sold out at the publishers, which means that copies are only available from the malmö konsthall bookshop from 29 may onwards, when the exhibition SONIC YOUTH etc. : SENSATIONAL FIX opens there. further copies are available from the sonic youth webstore.

the second issue is about to be printed and will be sold through the malmö konsthall bookshop from 29 may onwards as well. further ordering info will appear on this blog at the beginning of june.

Thursday, 14 May 2009

visitor SONIC YOUTH etc. : SENSATIONAL FIX düsseldorf

the exhibition in düsseldorf, which finished last sunday, had 16454 visitors for the part at the KIT and 21191 at the kunsthalle. next stop malmö!

Monday, 11 May 2009

SENSATIONAL FIX ZINE #2 ‘noise’ - maquette finished

just finished the mock up for the second volume of the zine series. tonight the final design gets done and hopefully it will be printed and ready to go by next week. the contributions are by: marco fusinato//david markey//savage pencil//mike watt//kim gordon//marnie weber//christian marclay//john olson//roberto opalio + my cat is an alien//barbara ess//sam crack.

Thursday, 7 May 2009

paul thek @ mncars, madrid

the exhibition 'paul thek' that i curated for the museo nacional centro de arte reina sofía generated 152.964 visitors in 10 weeks. my best-visited show ever!