September 5, 2007 - The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum - Voice & Void
September 5, 2007

Voice & Void

Voice & Void
Opening at The Aldrich–Voice & Void: 2006 Hall Curatorial Fellowship Exhibition
Sunday, September 16, 2007

3 to 5 pm, 2 pm Panel Discussion

Round-Trip Transportation from NYC Available

The Aldrich
Contemporary Art Museum
258 Main Street
Ridgefield, CT 06877


The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum is pleased to announce the opening of Voice & Void–curated by Thomas Trummer, the first recipient of the Hall Curatorial Fellowship.
Voice & Void features work by Rachel Berwick, Joseph Beuys/Ute Klophaus, John Cage, Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, VALIE EXPORT, Anna Gaskell, Asta Gröting, Christian Marclay, Melik Ohanian, Hans Schabus, Nedko Solakov, Julianne Swartz, and Cerith Wyn Evans–a collection that illustrates how voice, and the absence of voice, can be expressed by the visual arts.

With Voice & Void, Austrian native Thomas Trummer will consider the effects of what happens when one sense is replaced by another, with particular focus on hearing and seeing. Trummers exhibition will feature both commissioned and loaned contemporary works of all media by a diverse group of international artists–including a sculptural aviary that will house two living parrots that speak the long-lost language of Maypuré!

The exhibition reception will take place at The Aldrich on Sunday, September 16, 2007, from 3 to 5 pm, preceded by a 2 pm Panel Discussion featuring curator Thomas Trummer, artists Rachel Berwick and Julianne Swartz, and philosopher David Goldblatt, author of Art and Ventriloquism. The Museum is located at 258 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT. Round-trip transportation from New York City is available; please call the Museum at 203.438.4519 for reservations. Refreshments will be served. Thomas Trummer will be at the Exhibition Reception and
available for interviews.

Additionally, on Tuesday, September 18, 2007, at 7:30 pm, Trummer will be joined at the Austrian Cultural Forum in New York City by Anna Gaskell and Forum director Andreas Stadler for a discussion of Voice & Void.

Exhibition catalogues are available in the Museum Store or online at

Thomas Trummer was born in 1967 in Bruck/Mur, Austria, and has held various posts in his career, including guest curator, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, Austria, and curator, modern and contemporary art, Belvedere, Vienna. He is currently project manager, visual arts, at Siemens Arts Program, Munich.

The Hall Curatorial Fellowship, made possible by the generous support of the Andrew J. and Christine C. Hall Foundation, is a biennial program intended to bring an international perspective to the Museum’s curatorial practice. It also offers an exceptional opportunity for an international curator to gain curatorial experience in a United States museum setting, and to support the professional development of curators.

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum is renowned as a national leader for its presentation of outstanding new art, cultivation of emerging artists, and innovation in museum education. Regular Museum hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 12 noon to 5 pm. For more information, please call 203.438.4519 or visit

Contact: Pamela Ruggio
Phone: (203) 438-4519

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
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