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Montag + Tuesday, Friday–Sunday 10am – 7pm
Wednesday, Thursday 10am – 10pm

The SCHIRN presents art pieces that also func­tion as musical instru­ments

A symbiosis of art and music. An unprecedented show
HR INFO
Art for the eyes and the ears
HESSENSCHAU.DE
It is an experiment with sound. An exhibition that will continue to alter over the course of its duration
ARD MITTAGSMAGAZIN
This show sounds wow!
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BIG ORCHESTRA

19 JUNE – 8 SEPTEMBER 2019

Contemporary art has its very own sound. Yet musical instruments, which are simultaneously sculptures, represent a recent development in contemporary art that is still relatively unknown. The starting point for the concept is the extension of the definition of art and music by the Fluxus movement of the 1960s: happenings or actions were understood as “concerts”, because they were structured in a similar fashion. In a group exhibition featuring international artists the SCHIRN presents pieces that also function as musical instruments. The focus of the exhibition, which is itself in a state of constant flux, is the playing of these sculptural instruments. For the duration of the show, the SCHIRN will temporarily morph into a concert hall as the works are activated and sounds arise. Visitors will thus experience the sound of artworks live. The key moment of BIG ORCHESTRA is the activation of the sculptural instruments. Renowned musi­cians from the fields of New and Exper­i­mental Music will work with the instru­ments in the exhi­bi­tion in various formats, such as SOUND SESSIONS, and will also develop new compo­si­tions. Composer Orm Finnendahl produces the"Music for Exhibitions" from all the sounds of the exhibition. The 13-channel installation can be experienced in the exhibition.

Performance Art: A transient form of art in which time, space, the human body and the relationship between performer and viewer play central roles

SUPPORTED BY

KULTURFONDS FRANKFURT RHEIN-MAIN

SCHIRN FREUNDE

MUSIKFONDS mit Projektmitteln der BEAUFTRAGTEN DER BUNDESREGIERUNG FÜR KULTUR UND MEDIEN