Invasion of Sound Music and the Visual Arts
07.04 – 02.08.2009 Invasion of Sound Music and the Visual Arts
artists: Mirosław Bałka, Andrzej Bieńkowski, Katarzyna Kozyra, Robert Kuśmirowski, Wilhelm Sasnal, Jacek Sempoliński, Tomasz Tatarczyk, Artur Żmijewski, Marina Abramovic, Francis Alÿs, Dominique Blais, Libia Castro & Ólafur Ólafsson, Jeremy Deller, Latifa Echakhch, Rodney Graham, Amy Granat & Drew Heitzler, Graham Gussin, Matthew Day Jackson, Krzysztof Knittel, Peter Kogler, Piotr Lutyński, Tadeusz Makowski, Jacek Malczewski, Christian Marclay, Céleste Boursier-Mougenot, Paweł Mykietyn, Ana Prvacki, Mark Raidpere, Anri Sala, Denis Savary, Caecilia Tripp, Su-Mei Tse
curators: Agnieszka Morawińska, Francois Quintin
cooperation: Anna Tomczak
Zacheta National Gallery of Art is presenting Invasion of Sound in conjunction with 13th Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival.
Over the past several years, the international art scene has seen a plethora of events attesting to a growing preoccupation with the place of music in contemporary art. It would be insufficient to approach this subject by limiting our observations to an admission of the complementary of art and music, which furthermore, is nothing new.
Invasion of Sound. Music and the Visual Arts proposes a reading of the esthetic relationship between the visual arts and music as relating to culture, rather to cultures. Such an approach can encompass the whole of music and, at the same time, art in its entirety. To be precise, the exhibition pays particular heed to the points of friction between different musical genres, between different esthetic universes, between different cultures. In other words, Invasion of sound. Music and the visual arts aims to reveal how certain musical contexts of particular works disclose a critical distancing with the cultural, social, historic or political norms that the work addresses.
The tenacity of a carefree melody in the memory of those who have experienced exile, the improbable cross-pollination of a Baroque ensemble and a country orchestra, the harmony of a choir in the context of social suffering, the force of rock music or of a brass band interpreted as the history of a people, the melody of a flute as far-away echo of a revolution…. Taking forms ranging from brass-bands to symphonic orchestra, from street music to the score of road movies, from chamber orchestra to free Jazz, the genres are called on and merge in this proverbial voyage where singular works conjugate very different states of consciousness, and in which sonorous confrontations reveal attentions forgotten by and to the family of man.
Artists' works in the Zachęta collection
Invasion of Sound
Music and the Visual Arts
07.04 – 02.08.2009
Zachęta National Gallery of Art
pl. Małachowskiego 3, 00-916 Warsaw
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The exhibition is supported by The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland.
partner of the exhibition: Austriackie Forum Kultury w Warszawie
sponsors of the gallery: Peri, Leroy Merlin, Centrum Medyczne Damiana, Netia
sponsors of the opening ceremony: Obiekt Znaleziony, A.Blikle, Freixenet
media patronage: Gazeta Wyborcza, Polityka, TOK FM, The Warsaw Voice, Art&Business, Artinfo.pl, Onet.pl, empik