100 sound works by 100 artists from the 21st Century
OPENING: 11 OCTOBER 2008, 6-9.30pm
EXHIBITION DATES: 11 October – 8 November 2008
Presented by Melbourne International Arts Festival and Gertrude Contemporary Arts Spaces
Curated by Alexie Glass, Emily Cormack,
Marco Fusinato, Oren Ambarchi
“When we separate music from life we get art.” John Cage
Presented as part of the 2008 Melbourne International Arts Festival , 21:100:100 features 100 works by 100 sound artists produced in the 21st Century. This exhibition is the first significant survey to explore and chronicle the extraordinary developments that have occurred in contemporary sound art this century.
21:100:100 was developed by Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces in collaboration with internationally acclaimed Australian artists Oren Ambarchi and Marco Fusinato. It includes work made in the last eight years - with some works made especially for the exhibition - chronicling new directions and innovations in sound art. These works will be played on 100 headphones suspended within the gallery, creating a space for the visitor to pick their way through sound art’s many and varied aural and conceptual evolutions.
The exhibition spans a range of threads and styles within the art form, featuring work by a diverse selection of the worlds leading practitioners with artists including: Phill Niblock (USA); SUNN O))) (USA); Fennesz (Austria); Steve Roden (USA); Otomo Yoshihide (Japan); Sonic Youth (USA); Jandek (USA); Sun City Girls (USA); Dead C (NZ); Jim O’Rourke (USA) with many more artists to come.
This exhibition will be accompanied by a full-colour 250 page publication designed by Fabio Ongarato Design that will be launched in November.
This exhibition has been made possible with help from MONA and the Besen Family Foundation.
A once-only sound event has been scheduled in conjunction with this exhibition. This exclusive 21:100:100 event features a live collaboration between Oren Ambarchi, Marco Fusinato, Robin Fox, James Rushford and Brendan Walls. Sunday 19 October, 9-10pm. BMW The Edge, Federation Square.
EXHIBITION OPENING HOURS:
Tue – Fri. 11am – 5.30pm Sat. 1 – 5.30pm Sun. 12 Oct and Sun. 19 Oct. 1-5.30pm
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