Yesterday, German-Iranian musician MARYAM.fyi performed the first concert and presented her music which is influenced by indie pop elements.
“Sound in the Garden“ is being realized as part of the Volkswagen Group ART4ALL visitor program. Jointly developed by Volkswagen and Nationalgalerie – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, it opens the world of culture and the arts to a large audience. Every Thursday between 4 and 8 p.m., visitors benefit from free access to Neue Nationalgalerie’s exhibitions and collections.
This year’s edition of „Sound in the Garden” marks the second return of this concert series. In 2022, museum director Klaus Biesenbach initiated the launch of the live program, echoing the “Jazz in the Garden” concerts which Neue Nationalgalerie had realized in the 1970s and 1980s to invite guests to a new kind of cultural experience at the museum’s Sculpture Garden. The current program is assisted by Volkswagen Group Fellow Jorgina Stamogianni.
Klaus Biesenbach, Director of the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin: “With ‘Summer in the Garden’, I would like to continue an inspiring concert culture in the sculpture gardens of the Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin and the Museum of Modern Art. The wonderful atmosphere at the opening event last night affirmed our purpose. With Volkswagen as a partner on our side, we are able to offer free admission to this programme as well, entirely in line with the motto ‘Culture for All’.”
Benita von Maltzahn, Director Global Cultural Engagement at Volkswagen Group: “The Berlin home of Neue Nationalgalerie is nothing less than a unique museum location. And since its reopening, it has become even more fascinating to explore the architecture and exhibitions. Our partnership with Nationalgalerie – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin is led by the commitment to enable the widest possible audience to engage with culture and the arts. Supporting the concerts in the Sculpture Garden givesguests the possibility to enjoymusic and a visit of the museum for free as part of the Volkswagen Group ART4ALL program, so that even more people shall feel welcome to experience modern art along with new sounds.”
The Volkswagen Group maintains a long-standing partnership with Nationalgalerie – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. It underlines the corporate commitment to act as trusted partner of projects and institutions in the sphere of culture, the arts and cultural education. In this role, Volkswagen helps its partners to reach a large audience with creative works while also securing visibility for ideas and perspective of a wide range of artists. Bringing together art and people drives a far-reaching and open-minded exchange of views which is a fundamental quality for receptive debates and mutual understanding in our society.
Further information about “Sound in the Garden“ and further concert details can be found at: https://www.smb.museum/en/events/event-series/sound-in-the-garden-2023/