Art or Sound – Fondazione Prada ?>

Art or Sound - Fondazione Prada

From: 07-06-2014 To: 03-11-2014
Fondazione Prada

  • LOCATION: Fondazione Prada

From June 7th to 3rd November 2014 Fondazione Prada explores the relationship between Art and Sound in an innovative exhibition at its Venetian venue of Ca’ Corner della Regina.

Curated by Germano Celant, the exhibition Art or Sound analyzes the complex dialogue of the past and our present between art and sound, investigating also on iconic aspects of the musical instrument as well as on the role of the artist-musician. An artistic path from the XVI century until these days that presents more than 180 works: musical instruments, mechanic objects, arrangements, paintings, sculptures, installations and sound devices. The exhibition will occupy the ground floor and two main floors of Ca’ Corner della Regina. A unique setting. In fact, this is the first time public can enter to the rooms on the second piano nobile after the restorations that has turned them into 1100 square meters of exhibition spaces. At first, Art or Sound shows musical instruments created from unusual and precious materials by Michele Antonio Grandi and Giovanni Battista Cassarini in the 17th century. It will continue with 18th and 19th century examples of musical automata and mechanical devices along with experiments of the historical avant-gardes and some Giacomo Balla’s objects. The exhibition also gather works by artists of the Sixties (John Cage, Robert Morris, Bruce Nauman and Nam June Paik) and sound installations like Oracle (1962 –’65) by Robert Rauschenberg and Handphone Table (1978) by Laurie Anderson. Among the musical instruments, the pianos created by Arman, Richard Artschwager and Joseph Beuys, and hybrid instruments like the guitars and the violins of Ken Butler and the banjos of William T. Wiley. The exploration arrives to these days thanks to the more recent research of artists like Christian Marclay, Janet Cardiff, Martin Creed, Doug Aitken, Anri Sala, Athanasios Argianas, Haroon Mirza, Ruth Ewan and Maywa Denki.   Opening Times From 10am to 6pm (closed on Tuesdays)


Art or Sound – Fondazione Prada
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Art or Sound – Fondazione Prada