Kaleidoskop has a long relationship with the Sammlung Hoffmann, one of the most important collections of contemporary art in Europe. In February 2008, the music installation Exponate was created there with the artist Aliénor Dauchez. This was one of the ensemble's first transdisciplinary works - and the beginning of a long-standing exchange with the collector Erika Hoffmann, which has brought the ensemble together again and again in different contexts.
Every year in July, the visible part of the collection is rearranged following a different central idea. In the changed context, new ways of seeing the artworks are proposed and ever new dialogues are staged between artworks of different generations and media. 2022 will be the last time such an arrangement will take place, in the rooms of a former sewing machine factory from the 19th century, before the works of the collection are donated to the Dresden State Art Collections.
In the widely ramified and multi-story rooms of the old sewing machine factory, Kaleidoskop will enter into dialogue with the artworks and make the rooms resound for one last dance.
Music by Hildegard von Bingen, Gloria Coates, Sky Macklay, Felix Profos, Claude Vivier, Franz Schubert, James Dillon, Isang Yun, Meredith Monk, Rebecca Saunders & Zygmunt Krauze
Artworks by Bill Beckley, William Copley, Rineke Dijkstra, Anne Katrine Dolven, Lucio Fontana, Isa Genzken, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Katharina Grosse, Nicola de Maria, François Morellet, Ernesto Neto, Albert Oehlen, Gabriel Orozco, Jack Pierson, Sigmar Polke, Jaan Toomik, Michel Verjux, Jorinde Voigt, Andy Warhol, Manabu Yamanaka.