Sound Kapital: Beijing’s Music Underground Exhibition and Book Launch at Govinda Gallery

by Chris Murray on October 31, 2009

Matthew Niederhauser Hanging Sound Kapital

Matthew Niederhauser installing his exhibition Sound Kapital: Beijing’s Music Underground at Govinda Gallery.  The exhibition opens on November 6th and continues through November 28th.  The opening reception is from 6-9 PM.  Niederhauser’s extraordinary exhibition includes photos of architecture in Beijing taken in the day and photographs of the underground rock n’ roll scene in Beijing taken at night. Niederhauser will be signing copies of his book, Sound Kapital (powerHouse Books 2009), at the opening reception.

The Asia Society of Washington is hosting a reception for its members and other interested people at Govinda Gallery on Monday, November 9th from 6-8:30 PM.  Niederhauser will be giving a tour of the exhibition and answering questions.  Beijing bands P.K. 14 and Xiao-He, featured in the exhibition, will be attending and answering questions.  Admission $10.  On Saturday, November 14th at 3 PM, Niederhauser is giving a lecture about his photographs and his life in Beijing at the Corcoran Gallery of Art.  This program is part of Fotoweek’s lecture series.  Donation suggested at the door.  At 8 PM on Saturday evening November 14th, Xiao-He will be giving a musical performance at Govinda Gallery. Free admission.

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1 response to “Sound Kapital: Beijing’s Music Underground Exhibition and Book Launch at Govinda Gallery”

  1. A Dutch photographer who made a series of photos of the punk scene in Beijing is Venus Veldhoen. The photos were exhibited at the Photo Festival in Naarden in 2002. One of the photos can be seen at
    Other photos from this festival, that featured Chinese photographers, can be seen at

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