"Geniale Dilletanten" [Genial Dilletantes]: Subculture in Germany in the 1980s

Exhibition catalogue

Introduction by Mathilde Weh; contributions by Diedrich Diederichsen, Leonard Emmerling, Justin Hoffmann, Heinz Schütz, Klaus Walter, Mathilde Weh, Ulrich Wilmes, and Florian Wüst.

Published by Hatje Cantz
160 pages, approx. 126 images
In German and English 

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Exhibition film — "Geniale Dilletanten"

Film on the exhibition "'Geniale Dilletanten' [Genial Dilletantes]: Subculture in Germany in the 1980s" MORE


"Genial Dilletantes": Post your own photograph!

Send or upload your own photographs from the 1980s on Twitter and Instagram: Hashtag #HDKdilletanten or #hausderkunst. MORE


Diedrich Diederichsen: Genial Dilletantes – "When no-skill was productive"

An interview with Diedrich Diederichsen about creative dilettantism in the 1980s. A panel discussion with Diederichsen will take place on 20.7 at 7 pm in Haus der Kunst as part of the "Genial Dilletantes" exhibition. MORE

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"Geniale Dilletanten" [Genial Dilletantes]: Subculture in Germany in the 1980s


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Film: "Genial Dilettantes – No Wave" (2009)

"Genial Dilettantes – No Wave" (2009) is a film about the 1980s music, art, and film scene in Berlin and New York. MORE

"Geniale Dilletanten Festival" (1981)

On September 4, 1981, the now legendary "Geniale Dillettanten Festival" took place in Berlin's Tempodrom. MORE