June 15, 2019 - KAI 10 I ARTHENA FOUNDATION - Listen to the Image, Look at the Sound
June 15, 2019


Mike Hentz, Julia Bünnagel, Juergen Staack, Gregor Hildebrandt, Catherine Lorent, Installation views KAI 10 | ARTHENA FOUNDATION. Photo: Achim Kukulies, Düsseldorf. Courtesy the artists, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Galerie Rupert Pfab, private collection.

Listen to the Image, Look at the Sound
June 6–September 8, 2019

Kaistr. 10
40221 Dusseldorf

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Artists: Cory Arcangel, Katja Aufleger, Julia Bünnagel, William Engelen, Mike Hentz, Gregor Hildebrandt, Alicja Kwade, Catherine Lorent, Emeka Ogboh, Sean Snyder, Juergen Staack

As part of the 10th anniversary of the KAI 10 | ARTHENA FOUNDATION, the exhibition Listen to the Image, Look at the Sound presents partially newly developed works by 11 international artists with a unique approach to the interplay between sound and the visual arts.

How images can become tones or sounds become images has always fascinated artists. In various works of contemporary art images, objects, music, sound and language interact in very different ways; a distinct boundary between static and moving forms of art is disappearing, making way for a complexity of different temporal structures. The idea of the exhibition is oriented on the concept of “soundscape,” that R. Murray Schafer developed in his book The Tuning of the World, published in 1977, and on John Cage and his interest in sounds and noises beyond composed musical forms. Hence, the focus is less on the link between art and (pop) music, but rather on artistic ways of dealing with visual and acoustic environments. But what remains of our perception of the environment, when images and sounds, much like all other digitalized data, can be manipulated arbitrarily?

Curator: Ludwig Seyfarth

The exhibition is supported by:
Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Steinway & Sons Düsseldorf, Magic Box, sirkom europe

The exhibition is a cooperation between:
KAI 10| ARTHENA FOUNDATION and Deutsche Grammophon

Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 7pm, What You See is What You Hear
How to exhibit sound and music? Markus Müller will present examples of his curatorial work focussing on interrelationships between music and other fields of artistic practice, followed by a guided tour through the exhibition by curator Ludwig Seyfarth.

Thursday, September 5, 2019, 7pm, Beethoven Box and Beethoven Mix
In cooperation with the Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft: Presentation of the new vinyl edition of Herbert von Karajan’s 1963 recording of the nine Beethoven symphonies, designed by the artist Gregor Hildebrandt. Julia Bünnagel and Catherine Lorent will contribute new interpretations of Beethovens’ music with acoustic and electronic instruments.

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