(New York, USA)
The Musical Brain is a group exhibition that reflects on the power music has to bring us together. The exhibition is named after a short story by the Argentine contemporary writer César Aira, and explores the ways that artists use music as a tool to inhabit and understand the world. The featured artists, Rebecca Belmore and Osvaldo Yero, Vivian Caccuri, Raúl de Nieves, Guillermo Galindo, David Horvitz, Mai-Thu Perret, Naama Tsabar, and Antonio Vega Macotela, approach music through different lenses—historical, political, performative, and playful—to create new installations and soundscapes installed throughout the High Line park in New York, USA, from April 2021 to March 2022.
The artists in this exhibition listen closely to the sonic world and explore the different temporal, sculptural, social, and historical dimensions of the ways we make music, and the ways we listen. They wonder what stories discarded objects tell when played, what happens when a railway spike becomes a bell, and how the youth of our generation sing out warnings to save our planet. They remind us that music is a powerful tool for communication, especially in times when spoken language fails us. The sonic brings us together to celebrate, protest, mark the passage of time, and simply be together.
High Line park
Enter at Gansevoort Street, 23rd Street, or 30th Street, with exits throughout. Two-way movement is permitted during all open hours. Elevators are available at Gansevoort Street, 23rd Street, and 30th Street
On weekdays, the park will open at 7 am without reservations. On weekends, the park will open at 10 am with reservations
Monday – Friday
Hours: 7am – 7pm
Open access without reservations
Saturday & Sunday
Hours: 10am – 6pm
Free timed-entry reservations requested
Limited walk-up entries available