Episode No. 91 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast spotlights the forthcoming exhibition “Soundings,” at the Museum of Modern Art.
It is MoMA’s first show devoted to sound art. Curated by Barbara London, the show includes 16 artists and opens on August 10. Performances related to “Soundings” begin at MoMA tonight, when Pauline Oliveros will improvise What’s the Score? The complete list of exhibition-related performances is available on the exhibition’s web page and in this PDF. (Many of the performances MoMA is hosting in conjunction with the exhibition will take place before the exhibition opens to the public, so be sure to check the schedule.)
This episode of the MAN Podcast episode will be slightly different than our usual Q&A format: This program features four artists in the exhibition — Susan Philipsz, Camille Norment, Jana Winderen and Jacob Kirkegaard — talking about their art, interspersed with extended clips of their work. This week’s program is also released in stereo. Some details:
- Susan Philipsz is a Berlin-based, Scottish winner of the 2010 Turner Prize. Her work has been included in numerous major international exhibitions, including the Carnegie International and Documenta. She has received commissions from institutions such as the MCA Chicago and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. See the layout of Philipsz’s Study for Strings, the Philipsz included in “Soundings,” at the most recent Documenta and check out one of the YouTube videos of the installation. She also discusses her Sunset Song (2003), which was commissioned by Artpace and which is in the collection of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.
- Camille Norment was born in Maryland and lives in Norway. She has exhibited throughout Europe and the United States, including at the Contemporary Art Museum, Oslo, the Kunsthalle Bern and in the 2003 Venice Biennale. Norment will perform with Stephen Vitiello at MoMA on August 8. Read more information on glass armonicas, a favorite Norment instrument.
- Jana Winderen lives and works in Oslo. She has exhibited at numerous sound festivals and has fulfilled commissions for the Guggenheim, for the listening room at BEOPEN, Trafalgar Square in London and for a Matthew Ritchie installation titled “The Morning Line.” Her work, including pieces discussed on this week’s program, is available from Touch Music. (The work discussed and excerpted on this week’s show is The Noisiest Guys on the Planet (2003), which is available for about $7.) See images related to Winderen’s Ultrafield, an excerpt from which is included on this week’s MAN Podcast and which is also in “Soundings.”
- Jacob Kirkegaard is a Berlin-based, Danish artist. He’s been included in exhibitions at the Menil Collection, at the Moderna Museet and he’s been the subject of solo presentations at the Contemporary Art Space in Montevideo, Uruguay, the Kunstewerke Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin and more. His work is also available on Touch Music. See images related to Kirkegaard’s Aion (2006), the work in MoMA’s show and which is excerpted on the program.
Air date: Aug. 1, 2013.