• Lecture with Ari Benjamin Meyers

    Musik-Akademie Basel (Main Building Z. 6-301), Basel June 18, 2019, 7 pm www.zeitraeumebasel.com
    Lecture with Ari Benjamin Meyers

    Photo © Michael Chiu⠀

     

    Ari Benjamin Meyers

    Lecture: On the Kunsthalle for Music

     

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  • Ari Benjamin Meyers at OGR

    OGR, Turin March 1 – April 14, 2019 www.ogrtorino.it
    Ari Benjamin Meyers at OGR

    Image: Ari Benjamin Meyers, K Club (Logo), 2019
    Graphic design: Mirjam Schlottner

     

    Ari Benjamin Meyers’ first institutional solo exhibition in Italy, In Concert, curated by Valentina Lacinio and Judith Waldmann, fills the space of OGR - Officine Grandi Riparazioni from March 1 to April 14, 2019 with something that goes beyond music: a variety of social interactions and experiences.

     

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  • Ari Benjamin Meyers at Kasseler Kunstverein

    Kasseler Kunstverein, Kassel Opening January 17, 2019 www.kasselerkunstverein.de
    Ari Benjamin Meyers at Kasseler Kunstverein

    Ari Benjamin Meyers, Duet, 2014, 2 scores on paper, 2 music stands, pdf file, instructions

    Photo © Paula Winkler

     

    Tacet, from Latin tacere, is a playing instruction in music. If it appears in a score, the instrumentalist or singer is required to pause during the marked interval – to remain silent. 

    Absence, silence and the idiosyncratic power of imagination and memory are performed in the first institutional solo survey exhibition of the American artist and composer – Ari Benjamin Meyers – in Germany. In Meyers’ enactment, the visitor enters a staged situation rather than an exhibition space. She or he inevitably becomes part of the scenario invoked in Tacet. Meyers – who in his work explores, transgresses and shifts the boundaries between the disciplines of music and art – combines in the Kasseler Kunstverein aspects of immersive theater with questions of contemporary art and music. 

    The installation refers to a selection of performances by the artist, all of which are missing the corresponding characteristics of music, sound and movement. Two voices eventually break through the silence in Tacet: the voice of the peculiar archivist performed by art historian Jörn Schafaff, and that of the visitor her or himself. 

  • Kunsthalle for Music featured in The New York Times

    January 24, 2018
    Kunsthalle for Music featured in The New York Times

    Kunsthalle for Music at Witte de With in Rotterdam was the subject of a recent feature by Nina Siegal in the New York Times. Led by Artistic Director Ari Benjamin Meyers, this exhibition includes a newly commissioned work by Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, as well as a repetoire of existing pieces collected from Anri Sala and Tino Sehgal, among other artists and composers. The exhibition also includes three of Meyers’ works: Serious ImmobilitiesDuet, and Anthem.

     

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    Find more about the exhibition here: www.kunsthalleformusic.org

  • Ari Benjamin Meyers: Music Is Not!

    Witte de With Centre for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam May 26-27, 2017 www.kunsthalleformusic.org
    Ari Benjamin Meyers: Music Is Not!

    Graphic: © Ari Benjamin Meyers/Kunsthalle for Music

     

     

    Kunsthalle for Music and its Artistic Director Ari Benjamin Meyers continue the unfolding of Kunsthalle for Music by addressing fundamental questions through a symposium of multiple modes: lectures, auditions, open workshops, and performances.

     

    The two-day symposium at Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam will feature international practitioners from the fields of contemporary art, music, and theory. As part of the symposium, Witte de With will host a casting of the Kunsthalle for Music's future ensemble, which will invite selected performers to collaborate with composers towards the creation of music and performance works.

     

    The program was conceived by Ari Benjamin Meyers, Armen Avanessian, and Witte de With's Defne Ayas, Samuel Salemakers, and Rosa de Graaf.

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