11.01.2008 to 24.02.2008
Vom Klang der Kunst. TONSPUR_expanded
The Sound Of Art
and in the public space
at MuseumsQuartier Vienna
Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna
Curated by Georg Weckwerth
Opening: Fr 2008 January 11, 7 p.m.
Duration of the exhibition: 12.01.08 – 24.02.08
Daily open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Entrance free
Finissage: Su 2008 Februar 24, 5–8 p.m.
In the range of the Finissage:
Opening of TONSPUR 23 by Terry Fox
in the TONSPUR_passage
During the exhibition there
TONSPUR 22 by Davide Balula
is today a natural element, oftentimes an autonomous material in the various fields of contemporary fine art.
It encompasses all domains of (visual)-artistic style and production and enjoys continuously growing acceptance by audience and critics. These days, one can no more imagine the field of contemporary art without works with sound than one can imagine it without painting (whose demise people were talking about a couple of years ago).
A recent statement from the prominent Austrian artist, curator and theorist Peter Weibel reads as follows: »Sound art has become one of the most important currents in the art of the 20th century.« With works by fiveteen international artists, the exhibition »The Sound of Art« offers a look into the multifaceted spectrum of the artistic shaping and use of sound.
Dan St. Clair
Maurice van Tellingen
Opening TONSPUR 23