At the Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe
Contemporary sound art has many faces: the varying interplay of sound, space, time,
movement and form is reflected in sound sculptures, sound installations or music
performances. The perceptual linking of seeing and listening, the articulation of silence and
space, the sculptural characteristics of sound and the dissolution of the concert hall are the
aspects that turn sound art into an independent art form within fine and music. The exhibition
»Sound Art. Sound as a Medium of Art« presents for the first time the development of sound
art in the 20th and 21th century. For the duration of the exhibition the ZKM will be the navel
of sound art, a veritable !palace of sounds".
With works from 90 artists from which approximately 30 new productions from recent years
will be presented, the viewer gains insights into the unique sound cosmos of contemporary
art. The sound world visualizes its own exhibition architecture, and the exhibition visitor
himself becomes the generator of sounds.
Opening Friday, March 16, 2012. 7 p.m., ZKM_Foyer
Special Opening Event: Long Night of Sound Art at 10 p.m., ZKM
The ceremony of the »21st European Days of Culture in Karlsruhe« starts with a remarkable
concert of Wolfgang Rihm (free admission) at the Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe
(Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design), which is located in the ZKM building, at 5 p.m.
Following the concert, Dr. Susanne Asche, Head of the Department of Cultural Affairs
Karlsruhe, Prof. Peter Weibel, curator and CEO of the ZKM Karlsruhe and Ms. Julia Gerlach,
the exhibition project manager, will give their opening remarks.