Exhibition: Urban Sound Art / Sound Art in Public Spaces / ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTRE

Exhibition: Urban Sound Art / Sound Art in Public Spaces

In the context of "Space, Sound and the Improvisatory"

Space, Sound and the Improvisatory

19-28 OCT 2018
4th Floor Foyer
Large sound installation projects created by sound artists in the city of Bonn since 2010 on exhibit at the Onassis Stegi foyer +4. An exhibition dedicated to sound art in urban public space.
Free admission
Sound art in public spaces constitutes the centre of bonn hoeren’s artistic work and research area. Initiated in 2010 by the Beethoven Foundation for Art and Culture of the City of Bonn, the curated project by Carsten Seiffarth (Berlin) has been studying continuously the acoustic conditions and sonic contexts which define modern urban spaces. For that bonn hoeren appoints yearly one artist to be that year’s city sound artist of Bonn. And with a residency the artist realizes a new sound installation for the city. In addition, the residencies include acoustic research and onsite investigations as well as scientific side events and education projects.
The exhibition “Urban Sound Art" documents the large sound installation projects created by Bonn city sound artists since 2010. Works by Sam Auinger (2010), Erwin Stache (2011), Andreas Oldörp (2012), Christina Kubisch (2013), Max Eastley (2014), Stefan Rummel (2014), Edwin van der Heide (2015), Gordon Monahan (2016) and Maia Urstad (2017) give an overview of how diverse the sound artists’ engagement with urban situations and spaces under bonn hoeren is. In their own unique ways, they all address subjects such as the interaction between sound and public space, sound and architecture, and sound and the natural environment, demonstrating the abundance of perspectives sound works ‘in situ’ can offer.


“Urban Sound Art” is an exhibition of bonn hoeren, a project from the Beethoven Foundation for Art and Culture of the City of Bonn.
Artistic and Project Director: Carsten Seiffarth
Exhibition texts: Markus Steffens
Translations English: Philip Jacobs
Set-up in Athens: Carsten Stabenow
Design: graphic office cyan, berlin

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