La campana de Gracia. Any II batallada LXII. 1871

“Charivaria” explores the different uses of sound in public spaces

(Madrid, Spain)

Exploring the use of sound throughout History and its role in society, communication and art, the exhibition “Charivaria” proposes a discussion on the use of sound as a way of occupying public space. From bells to pot banging, car noise to music, the group show, that starts today, September 6th, at the Centro Cibeles de Cultura y Ciudadania, investigates how these sounds are used to construct identity and territory and how the subversion of the usual use of these urban infrastructure instruments can generate different social and political  interactions.

Proposing a historical approach, the exhibition gathers sound, visual, documentary, sculptural and archival resources ranging from the beginnings of the Modern Age in Europe to the present. Through the work of over 90 artists, including PIPA Prize 2016 nominee Vivian Caccuri, “Charivaria” investigates the use of sound in social contexts from cowbells and pans as a basic tool of sound protest since the 17th century in Europe, both in the rural and urban contexts, until the use of musical instruments and horns in recent protests all over the world. 

“Charivaria”, group show with Acoustic Mirror, Akio Suzuki y Aki Onda, Albert Uderzo, Archivo de la FAL-CNT, Arcipreste de Hita, Arseny Avraamov, Atahualpa Yupanqui, AU (Óscar Barras + Tomás Benito), Barry Blesser and Linda-Ruth Salter, Caroline Kraabel, Chi lo sà (Enrique Escorza), Cuidadoras de Sonidos, Didier Petit de Meurville, Edoardo Perino, Emilio Arrieta, Escoitar, Fran MM Cabeza de Vaca y María Salgado, Francisco Alonso, Francisco Marcos Fernández, Georges de La Tour, Grupal Crew Collective, Infernal Noise Brigade, Isidoro Valcárcel Medina, Jacopo Bassano, Jacques Attali, Joan Cardells Alemán, Joaquín Calvo-Sotelo, José Antolín Nieto Sánchez, José Castelaro, José Luis Alonso Ponga, José M. Gutiérrez, José María Díez Borque, Antonio Domínguez Ortiz y Antonio Bonet Correa, José María Hernandez Montalvo, José Val del Omar, Juan Cantizzani, Juan de Zabaleta, Julio Caro Baroja, Krapoola (David Gómez), La escucha Atenta, La Romería de los Voltios, Leopoldo López Sala, Linda Tedsdotter, Lise Autogena y Joshua Portway, Llorenç Barber, Luc Ferrari, Luca Rullo, Marcelo Expósito, María Andueza, Mark Bain, Max Brandt, Miguel de Cervantes, Miguel Gamborino, Mikel R. Nieto, Moondog, Nader Koochaki, Natalia Figueroa, Nicolaes Maes, Nilo Gallego, Norton Park Group, Pablo Sanz, Pannemaker, Pauline Oliveros, Peoples Microphony Camerata, Peter Ablinger, Pieter Brueghel el Viejo, Rafael SMPA, Relentless, René Fülöp-Miller, René Goscinny, República Ibérica Ruidista, Richard Eigner, Sean Meehan, Seguidor del Bosco, Sergei Rumiantsev, Steve Goodman, Tamio Shiraishi, The Space Lady, Tony Schwartz, Ultra-red, Vagina Dentata Organ, Vivian Caccuri, William Hogarth, Xabier Erkizia y Xoan Xil López
On view from October 6th 2017 through January 28th 2018

Centro Cibeles de Cultura y Ciudadania
Plaza de Cibeles, 1. 28014 – Madrid
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