As part of our season on sound, this exhibition presents one hundred new sound commissions produced by artists from all over the world. Selected by our curators and art institutions worldwide, the artists have been invited to submit a sound file, taking its stimulus from the themes evoked in Bruce Naumans Days, which will be presented in the lower gallery during the exhibition.
Soundworks embraces the ephemeral nature of sound, creating an online platform that doubles as a virtual exhibition space. The online presentation aims to make the works internationally accessible, a site to explore the genre as a medium which is simultaneously inclusive, interactive, and subversive.The exhibition includes a wide range of audible approaches by artists who have been working with the medium for many years, as well as artists taking their first venture into the sonic arts.
Participating UK institutions include Arnolfini, Baltic, Henry Moore Institute, Modern Art Oxford, Nottingham Contemporary, Tramway and the Wysing Arts Centre. International institutions include Beirut Art Center, Lebanon, Kadist Art Foundation, France, Kunstverein Amsterdam, Louisiana, Denmark, Museum of Contemporary Art in Montreal, Canada, Niterói Contemporary Art Museum, Rio de Niterói, Brazil, SALT, Turkey, SFMOMA, and White Columns, New York.