Black Box With Sven Marquardt And Marcel Dettmann

Doors open

Sven Marquardt in conversation with Attila Richard Lukacs

BLACK BOX performance


Subject to a limited capacity

The Polygon Gallery, the Goethe-Institut, and AFM INC present BLACK BOX—an installation by German photographer and famed Berghain doorman Sven Marquardt, featuring an accompanying sound component by Marcel Dettmann.

Born in East Berlin, Sven Marquardt was a defining part of the emerging Punk, New Wave and arts scene in the Prenzlauer Berg neighbourhood from the mid 1980s. With the fall of the Berlin Wall, he halted his work as a photographer and immersed himself in the reunited city’s rising night club scene. Since 2004 Marquardt has worked as a doorman at the Ostgut club and the famous Berghain, and since 2007 significantly co-defined the image of Berghain’s OstGut Ton record label. Lately returning to photography, his first illustrated book, Zukünftig Vergangen, was published by Mitteldeutscher Verlag in 2010.

This event is part of Germany @ Canada 2017, Partners from Immigration to Innovation.



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