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Klaus Biesenbach Explains Why Kraftwerk Deserves a MoMA Retrospective

Last week, Kraftwerk-loving New Yorkers were in tears as tickets to the German electronic group’s upcoming retrospective at MoMA sold out at lightning speed. One friend told me she was poised with multiple browsers when tickets went on sale, but she was still out of luck, as they disappeared in the blink of an eye. Despite the fact that MoMA welcomes over three million visitors a year, the institution’s outsourced ticket vendor appeared to be caught by surprise, and thousands of fans were left disappointed in the wake of Kraftwerk-gate — OK, not exactly a controversy, but everyone was peeved by the whole process.