Daimler Contemporary

Sound on the 4th Floor

Compiled and arranged by Gerwald Rockenschaub

07 Jul 2019 - 02 Feb 2020

Design: © Gerwald Rockenschaub, 2019
Sound on the 4th Floor, installation view at Daimler Contemporary, Berlin, 2019
f.l. Robert Longo (VG Bildkunst, Bonn 2019), Josef Albers VG Bildkunst, Bonn 2019, Hans/Jean Arp (VG Bildkunst, Bonn 2019). Photo: Hans-Georg Gaul, Berlin
Sound on the 4th Floor, installation view at Daimler Contemporary, Berlin, 2019
f.l. Hartmut Landauer (VG Bildkunst, Bonn 2019), Walter Giers. Photo: Hans-Georg Gaul, Berlin
Sound on the 4th Floor, installation view at Daimler Contemporary, Berlin, 2019
f.l. Hartmut Landauer (VG Bildkunst, Bonn 2019), Brian O'Doherty: Aspen Box, Xavier Veilhan. (VG Bildkunst, Bonn 2019). Photo: Hans-Georg Gaul, Berlin
Sound on the 4th Floor, installation view at Daimler Contemporary, Berlin, 2019
f.l. Martin Boyce, Rune Mields (VG Bildkunst, Bonn 2019), Camille Graeser (VG Bildkunst, Bonn 2019), John M Armleder, K.R.H. Sonderborg (VG Bildkunst, Bonn 2019). Photo: Hans-Georg Gaul, Berlin
Sound on the 4th Floor, installation view at Daimler Contemporary, Berlin, 2019
f.l. Camille Graeser (VG Bildkunst, Bonn 2019), John M Armleder, K.R.H. Sonderborg, Anton Stankowski, Rosemarie Trockel (VG Bildkunst, Bonn 2019), Bernhard Höke. Photo: Hans-Georg Gaul, Berlin
Sound on the 4th Floor, installation view at Daimler Contemporary, Berlin, 2019
f.l. K. R. H. Sonderborg (VG Bildkunst, Bonn 2019), Anton Stankowski, Rosemarie Trockel (VG Bildkunst, Bonn 2019), Bernhard Höke, Xavier Veilhan (VG Bildkunst, Bonn 2019). Photo: Hans-Georg Gaul, Berlin
Sound on the 4th Floor, installation view at Daimler Contemporary, Berlin, 2019
f.l. Martin Boyce, Rune Mields (VG Bildkunst, Bonn 2019), Gregor Hildebrandt, Camille Graeser (VG Bildkunst, Bonn 2019). Photo: Hans-Georg Gaul, Berlin
Sound on the 4th Floor, installation view at Daimler Contemporary, Berlin, 2019
f.l. Rune Mields (VG Bildkunst, Bonn 2019), Gregor Hildebrandt, Günter Fruhtrunk. Photo: Hans-Georg Gaul, Berlin
Sound on the 4th Floor, installation view at Daimler Contemporary, Berlin, 2019
f.l. Gregor Hildebrandt, Horst Bartnig, Günter Fruhtrunk. Photo: Hans-Georg Gaul, Berlin
Sound on the 4th Floor

Compiled and arranged by Gerwald Rockenschaub
Videos, audio and sound works, sound sculptures, pictures, graphics

July 7th 2019 — February 2nd 2020

Sound, music, rhythm are omnipresent in the 20th century and contemporary art. Representatives of Bauhaus and Classical Modernism (Albers, Arp, etc.) conceive picture series according to musical principles of form with theme and variation (“The music behaves like a clock for the form and effect of my pictures”, Josef Albers) or accompany their artistic designs with sound poems and instrumental choreographies. Concrete and constructive art (Fleischmann, Fruhtrunk, Graeser, Loewensberg, etc.) contains formal inspirations that lend a visual translation to the musical variations of the fugue, the concept of counterpoint or the chord combinations of jazz. Comparable musical references can be found in the Neo Geo art of the 1980s (Rockenschaub), while other artists simultaneously integrate excerpts of musical scores directly into their pictures (Mields). Musical material has been present in multimedia art in many ways since around 1990: Collages with record covers (Czech), videos based on everyday sound elements or accompanied by commissioned compositions (Fleury, Signer and Zobernig around 1990 to Chan-Kyong, 2015), further sculptures that vary the forms of musical instruments or places of language (Afif, Boyce, Moorman, Veilhan), finally computer-generated beats, sounds and frequencies that are audibly underlaid or purely abstractly implemented in order to appeal to the imagination of the Viewer.

Curators of the Daimler Art Collection:
Renate Wiehager with Nadine Henrich and Sarah Maske

Artists: Josef Albers, John M Armleder, Jean Arp, Horst Bartnig, Martin Boyce, Philippe Decrauzat, Adolf Fleischmann, Günter Fruhtrunk, Walter Giers, Camille Graeser, Guan Xiao, Gregor Hildebrandt, Markus Huemer, Bernhard Höke, Takehito Koganezawa, Alicja Kwade, Hartmut Landauer, Verena Loewensberg, Robert Longo, Ma Qiusha, Rune Mields, Kirsten Mosher, Brian O’Doherty, Pak Sheung Chuen, Gerwald Rockenschaub, Peter Roehr, Lerato Shadi, Roman Signer, K. R. H. Sonderborg, Anton Stankowski, Vincent Szarek, John Tremblay, Rosemarie Trockel, Andrew Tshabangu, Timm Ulrichs, Xavier Veilhan, Xu Zhen produced by MadeIn Company, Michael Zahn, Heimo Zobernig
 

Tags: Josef Albers, John M. Armleder, Jean Arp, Horst Bartnig, Martin Boyce, Pak Sheung Chuen, Philippe Decrauzat, Adolf Fleischmann, Günter Fruhtrunk, Walter Giers, Camille Graeser, Nadine Henrich, Gregor Hildebrandt, Bernhard Höke, Markus Huemer, Takehito Koganezawa, Alicja Kwade, Hartmut Landauer, Verena Loewensberg, Robert Longo, Sarah Maske, Rune Mields, Kirsten Mosher, Brian O’doherty, Ma Qiusha, Gerwald Rockenschaub, Peter Roehr, Lerato Shadi, Roman Signer, K. R. H. Sonderborg, Anton Stankowski, Vincent Szarek, John Tremblay, Rosemarie Trockel, Andrew Tshabangu, Timm Ulrichs, Xavier Veilhan, Renate Wiehager, Guan Xiao, Michael Zahn, Xu Zhen, Heimo Zobernig