He might look like the scariest bouncer you have ever seen, but there is a whole other side to Sven Marquardt that you don't see while waiting in line at the techno super-club Berghain.
Marquardt is the head bouncer at Berghain, one of the most noteworthy clubs in the world, but he's also an accomplished photographer who is well respected in the artistic community. He's manned the door at the legendary club since the '90s, even when it was previously known as Ostgut and throughout that time he's also been taking photographs. He has since grown to become an icon within the techno community and his career as a photographer has never been stronger.
In a partnership with the Australian branch of Goethe-Institut, a German culture institution, Marquardt will be hosting an exhibition called 'Urban Subcultures'. The event will take place in Sydney and Melbourne with Marquardt in attendance at the openings. The exhibition "will touch on conditions for artists in urban areas, and on the role that arts organisations and policy makers can play in providing a fertile ground for individual artists and grass-roots organisers."
'Urban Subcultures' will also host panel discussions with various leading individuals including DJ and Love Parade founder Dr Motte as well as a performance by Monolake. Robert Henke, the Ableton Live co-developer and Monolake member, will also be in attendance as his Lumiere II is featured as well.
To find out more about Sven Marquardt's 2016 art exhibitions click here.
May 5th - 31st - Ambush Gallery, Sydney
April 28th - May 31st - Substation Gallery, Melbourne