Kraftwerk was never just a band - its visual impact was almost as significant as its sound. In January 2013, Kraftwerk performed at the K20 art museum in Dusseldorf. It was the first time that they had played in their hometown in over 20 years.
A special edition of PopXport on the most influential German band ever: Kraftwerk. We outline the history of these pioneers of electronic music, show clips from legendary performances, and talk with former band members.
Kraftwerk expertly mixed an electronic sound with a human touch. Former member Karl Bartos tells DW how the unique ensemble wrote its music before computers went mainstream - and why cycling hurt their style.
Street art is the ultimate form of democracy according to the curators of the new Museum for Urban Contemporary Art that has just opened in Berlin. But does street art belong in exhibition halls?
The German capital's art scene includes installations far from state museums that evoke local history — for a limited time only. DW columnist Gero Schliess stumbles across two and is impressed by the stories they tell.
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