Ryoji Ikeda, DB 2012 Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart Berlin (Photos : Hélène Aupée)
He has conceived an exhibition that compositionally unites the two symmetrical halls on the upper level of the museum’s east and west wings. The exhibition’s title “db” (abbr. for decibel) refers to this symmetry while simultaneously indicating the complementary relationship between the two exhibition spaces. Ikeda has designed the white room and the black room as counterparts, not only physically (brightness, color), but also conceptually and perceptually.