Embroidered hospital scrub top, ca. 1968
summer of love

art, fashion and rock and roll

June 20 – October 28, 2019

It was the climax of the hippie movement: In 1967, hundreds of thousands of people flocked to San Francisco to celebrate the “Summer of Love.” It was a time of profound change—not only in art, fashion, and music, but also in society. Against the backdrop of the bloody war in Vietnam, love and peace became a life feeling for an entire generation. Summer of love: art, fashion, and rock and roll brings these culturally and politically eventful years to life at the PalaisPopulaire. The show presents iconic rock posters, photographs, interactive music and lightshows, avant-garde films, record covers, and costumes—an homage to the spirit of optimism of the late 1960s.

Organized by Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco in collaboration with Deutsche Bank.
Caline Aoun's ink fountain in the exhibition Seeing is believing
Caline Aoun: Changing Times

Deutsche Bank "Artist of the Year" 2018/19

November 15, 2019 – March 2, 2020

The PalaisPopulaire presents the first large-scale solo-exhibition in Europe by the Lebanese artist Caline Aoun, Deutsche Bank’s “Artist of the Year” 2018. Aoun's practice takes place between an alternating of physicality and "digitality", abstraction and concreteness, repeatedly questioning where tangible representation fails human perception. Indeed, her work has the incredible aspect of turning the invisible into something visible. Throughout topographical studies she engages with spaces materially, altering the surfaces and transforming them.
The Tanzmaschine
Das Totale Tanz Theater

100 years of bauhaus

November 15, 2019 – January 31, 2020

The Bauhaus looked for new artistic forms of expression for people in modern industrial societies. Among them was Oskar Schlemmer’s stage experiments as well as Walter Gropius’s “Totales Theater” project. To commemorate the 100th birthday of the Bauhaus, “Das Totale Tanz Theater” has revitalized these ideas for the digital age. The installation, which was conceived and realized under the leadership of the Interactive Media Foundation, transfers visitors to a 400-meter-high virtual reality dome. On this virtual stage they meet dance machines that wear futuristic versions of Schlemmer’s costumes. At first, the visitors can control the movements in the space. But then the system takes over the choreography. A sensual dance experience – and at the same time a highly topical reflection on the relationship between man and machine.