Munich: Preview opening night: Anri Sala: The Present Moment / “Der Öffentlichkeit — Von den Freunden Haus der Kunst” EXHIBITION 18.10.14 – 20.09.15
by Venetia Kapernekas
18.10.14 – 20.09.15
A beautiful preview opening last night with a fabulous sound & video piece by Anri Sala, “The Present Moment” at the Haus der Kunst’s central Middle Hall.
Sounddesign: Olivier Goinard
DER ÖFFENTLICHKEIT – Von den Freunden Haus der Kunst, Anri Sala, The Present Moment, 2014, (in D), Filmstill, Courtesy of Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris; Marian Goodman Gallery, New York; and Hauser & Wirth. © Anri Sala
Sala’s installation revolves around the question of the immediate present in an art form bound to concepts of temporality and transience. What does it mean to consider the “now” in music? Does sound allow the present to be experienced? Can a composition’s temporality be reduced to the “here and now” of its presence? How can such questions be made tangible to an audience? (HdK press release)
For the third edition of the annual commission “Der Öffentlichkeit — Von den Freunden Haus der Kunst” Anri Sala has designed a multichannel sound and video installation. With this work, he continues his exploration of musical compositions in the existing architecture of exhibition spaces, most recently demonstrated in the French Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2013.
Anri Sala in this project devotes his attention to the genre of chamber music, an intimate format that – for the artist – stands in dynamic contrast to the public nature of the work presented in the expansive spaces of Haus der Kunst.
Presentation of the project by Okwui Enwezor, director of Haus der Kunst