General Idea

Opening with free admission to the exhibition

3 persons with dark make-up around the eyes, who wear caps with long earflaps

General Idea, P is for Poodle, 1983/89 © Royal Bank of Canada Art Collection

On Thursday, 21 September 2023 from 19:00 we are celebrating the opening of General Idea at the Gropius Bau with free admission to the exhibition and a DJ set by DJ Marcelle/Another Nice Mess on our summer terrace.


Challenging both the art world and society at large, General Idea remain a lastingly influential artist group whose groundbreaking practice spans 25 years. In the most comprehensive retrospective on the trio ever produced, the Gropius Bau presents more than 200 works from the late 1960s to the early 1990s.

DJ Marcelle is an artist with a mischievous, rule-bending and almost ironic approach to her DJing, producing and radio hosting – cut with her trademark wit yet supported by an unquestionable amount of skill. Well known for her three-turntable setup, DJ Marcelle makes compositions out of songs and symphonies out of mixes – colliding disparate genres, appropriated vocal snippets and warped soundscapes into a giant Frankenstein-like melting pot. Her performances are inventive, euphoric and above all powerful.