Jacques Attali, French scholar and author of Noise: The Political Economy of Music, defends that music is a way of perceiving the world. “In noise can be read the codes of life, the relations among men,” he writes “Now we must learn to judge society by its sounds.” The idea inspired the exhibition “For the record”, on view at the Berlin gallery of the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (IFA) until the beginning of September. Curated by the South-African curator Bhavisha Panchia, grant holder of KfW Stiftung’s “Curators in Residence” program, the show features works by five artists from different parts of the world.
Amongst the group is PIPA Prize 2018 finalist Vivian Caccuri. The Brazilian artist presents “Talking Machine”, a movie which charts the emergence and trajectory of Brazil’s vinyl industry in order to analyse the impact of sound on social and cultural transformations. Asides from her, Jace Clayton, Geraldine Juárez, Julio César Morales and Christine Sun Kim use tools such as melody, dissonance and harmony to share personal and collective experiences all the while questioning colonial, imperial and capitalist structures.
“For the Record”, group show featuring Christine Sun Kim, Geraldine Juárez, Jace Clayton, Julio César Morales and Vivian Caccuri
Curated by Bhavisha Panchia
On view from May 2nd through September 2nd, 2018
Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (IFA) Gallery Berlin
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