February 7, 2002 - Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt - Frequencies [Hz]
February 7, 2002

Frequencies [Hz]

Frequencies [Hz]: Audio-visual spaces
February 9 – April 28, 2002

KUNSTHALLE FRANKFURT

ON FEBRUARY 9,
2002, THE SCHIRN KUNSTHALLE FRANKFURT WILL OPEN THE EXHIBITION
FREQUENCIES [Hz], AN INTERDISCIPLINARY EXPLORATION OF NEW DIMENSIONS IN
HEARING AND LISTENING.

Knut Åsdam, Mark Bain, Angela Bulloch, Farmersmanual, Tommi
Grönlund\Petteri Nisunen, Carl Michael von Hausswolff, Ryoji Ikeda,
Ann Lislegaard, Carsten Nicolai, Daniel Pflumm, Franz Pomassl,
Ultra-red, Mika Vainio.

The exhibition entitled FREQUENCIES [Hz], which is to be presented at
the SCHIRN KUNSTHALLE FRANKFURT from February 9 to April 28, 2002,
brings sound and space together in a multifaceted physical experience.
The visitor enters acoustic spheres that transcend conventional concepts
of sound and perceptions of space. In a quest for new dimensions of
hearing and listening, the exhibition explores the total bandwidth of
audio-visual perception in works conceived specifically for this show by
leading contemporary artists in the field of “sound art”. The spectrum
extends from works on the threshold of the audible by Mark Bain that
intervene directly in architectural structures and physically audible
compositions by Franz Pomassl and Mika Vainio to minimal installations
by Ryoji Ikeda, works of political and social relevance by Ultra-red and
outdoor works such as the site-specific sound and light installation by
Carsten Nicolai in the outdoor space of the SCHIRN Rotunda. The show is!
further extended through sound works by Ultra-red presented in the
radio in collaboration with Hessischer Rundfunk hr2 and will be
accompanied by an extensive supplementary program compiled by Carsten
Nicolai, including concerts and performances.

FREQUENCIES [Hz] is the first exhibition in the program conceived by Max
Hollein, the new Director of the SCHIRN KUNSTHALLE FRANKFURT. In Max
Hollein’s view, the exhibition offers “an experimental approach to sound
and space that evokes an immediate sensual experience”. Exhibition
curator Jesper N. Jørgensen seeks to introduce “a new generation of
artists who, in continuation of the ideas of the artistic and musical
avant-garde, use sound and electronic frequencies as their material in
producing sculptural, visual, audible and spatial experiences”.

ON FEBRUARY 15, 2002, THE SCHIRN KUNSTHALLE FRANKFURT WILL OPEN THE
EXHIBITION “THE VISIONS OF ARNOLD SCHÖNBERG”, DEVOTED THE COMPOSER’S
HIGHLY ACCLAIMED YET EQUALLY CONTROVERSIAL PAINTING.

THE VISIONS OF

ARNOLD SCHÖNBERG

The Paintings

February 15 – April 28, 2002

Arnold Schönberg (Vienna, 1874 – Los Angeles, 1951) ranks among the
most important and innovative composers of the twentieth century. Though
less well-known, his contribution as a painter to modern art is also
noteworthy in its own right. From February 15 to April 28, 2002, the
SCHIRN KUNSTHALLE FRANKFURT will present 150 selected paintings
representing the Expressionist oeuvre of thus great innovator. His
paintings, which earned early praise from such contemporaries as
Kandinsky and Jawlensky but were a focus of controversy within the
artists’ group “Der Blaue Reiter”, have lost nothing of their visionary
power over the years. The exhibition will be accompanied by performances
of some of Schönberg’s most outstanding musical compositions by the
Frankfurt Museumsorchester der Oper Frankfurt under the direction of
Paolo Carignani, the Ensemble Modern, the Walter Levin and the Basler
Streichquartett, Stefan Litwin and others.

Likes his musical compositions, Schönberg’s Expressionist visual art,
most of which was created during an eruptive phase in his life as an
outlet for the energy that powered his quest for personal and artistic
expression, has always tended to polarize public response. Today, fifty
years after his death, his painting continues to challenge the viewer,
who is nevertheless captivated by their hypnotic aura.

Römerberg, D-60311 Frankfurt, telephone: ++49-69-29 98 82-18, fax:
++49-69-29 98 82-40, e-mail: presse@schirn.de, www.schirn.de

For more information go to: www.schirn.de

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