Berghain bouncer’s photography displayed in new Tbilisi nightclub exhibition
Sven Marquardt is used to studying subjects at German’s famous Berghain nightclub — where Marquardt works as the famed venue’s bouncer — to determine who gains access to the underground mecca. When Marquardt isn’t surveying hopeful would-be entrants of the club, he’s evaluating subjects through a camera lens. Marquardt’s photography has appeared in galleries across the world and most recently graces a nightclub based in the city of Tbilisi, Khidi.
Marquardt’s work comprises a new exhibition housed in Khidi that shows off Marquardt’s latest shots. The exhibition seeks to extend the sensory experience beyond merely the visual via live performances from envelope-pushing musician Prurient, otherwise known as “Vatican Shadow.” Marquardt’s artistic residency at Khidi is complete with a brief documentary that offers further insight about the photographic exhibition, in addition to interviews with Marquardt and Prurient.