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23rd January 2014 to 16th March 2014
The exhibition – "pop-emotion!, electric guitars" in the "Pop Gallery" of the World Cultural Heritage Site at the Völklingen Ironworks tells the story of pop music through the example of its most important instrument – the electric guitar. 24 electric guitars are on display that have influenced the development of pop music - some of which remain legendary to this very day.
The spectrum ranges from classical electric guitars by Fender and Gibson through signed and stylish models and on to particularly rare and outlandish instruments.
The Fender Stratocaster and Telecaster and the equally style-forming Gibson Les Paul are the legendary classics to be seen here. The exhibition displays models such as the Gibson ES 335 signed by B. B. King, a "Flying V" from Scorpions' guitarist Rudolf Schenker's collection as well as rare and original instruments such as the electric guitar with nylon strings designed for the flamenco and classic guitarist. An extraordinary highlight is the Höfner "Beatles" bass singed by Paul McCartney.
Pop Attitudes! Axl Klein – Zorn (Rage)
Thursday, 20th March to Sunday 15th june 2014
…is the title of Saarbrucken photographer Axl Klein's exhibition on the subject of rage. Axl Klein has mediated, through his camera, this feeling alongside love and fear, which is one of the most elemental emotions of human existence. In 55 portraits, well-known personalities such as Wolfang Niedecken, Guildo Horn and Markus Lanz come to expression in quite differing ways. How does rage make its presence felt in the faces of these celebrities? Such intimate insights are not normally permitted or even possible in public life. The exhibition is under the auspices of Amnesty International.