Kraftwerk in Argentina: how was the fifth visit of the pioneers of electronic pop music

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Just over a decade ago, between 10 and 17 April 2012, Kraftwerk presented his retrospective 12345678 on the second floor of the MoMA museum in New York.

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This meant a chronological tour of eight of his albums: highway (1974), Radio activity (1975), Trans Europe express (1977), The man-machine (1978), computer world (1981), Electric coffee (1986), The mix (1991) and Tour of France (2003).

Kraftwerk at the Movistar Arena stadium, during its fifth visit to the country.  Photo: Martin Bonetto.

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Kraftwerk at the Movistar Arena stadium, during its fifth visit to the country. Photo: Martin Bonetto.

Beyond the prestige that a pop band plays in a museum entails, for both parties, the fact could be and can be seen as Kraftwerk’s way of assuming themselves as a classic collector’s item, on a level similar to what other illustrious residents of the same place, such as Andy Warhol or Yayoi Kusama. Plastic artists with works to which visitors, if they wish, tend to return again and again, discovering new secrets in their colours.

Kraftwerk returned to Argentina after 7 years and landed their electronic ship at the Movistar Arena stadium.  Photo: Martin Bonetto.

Kraftwerk returned to Argentina after 7 years and landed their electronic ship at the Movistar Arena stadium. Photo: Martin Bonetto.

An exhibition called “concert”

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