• Anri Sala and N1N4E win the European Prize for Urban Public Space

    June 19, 2018
    Anri Sala and N1N4E win the European Prize for Urban Public Space

    Skanderbeg Square, Tirana

    Photo © Filip Dujardin

     

    Esther Schipper congratulates Anri Sala and the architecture firm 51N4E, who have won the European Prize for Urban Public Space for their renovation of Skanderbeg Square in Sala's native Tirana, Albania. 

     

    Like no other public space, Skanderbeg Square, Tirana’s nerve centre and symbolic site for the whole country, reflects Albania’s complex, convulsive history. Finalised in 2017, the rennovation has turned Skanderbeg Square into a public space of more than ten hectares exclusively for the pedestrian use. In the centre of the square there is a clear esplanade of almost 40,000 square metres. Rather than being flat, the esplanade is shaped like a four-sided Roman pyramid with a slope of 2.5% and a height of two metres at its tip. A fountain at the top lets water trickle down the sides, thus bringing out the colours of the mosaic paving which is made from stones from all over Albania.

  • 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

  • Anri Sala in conversation with Maud Page

    Courtyard Marquee, Sydney Observatory, Millers Point October 14, 2017, 12pm www.kaldorartprojects.org.au
    Anri Sala in conversation with Maud Page

    Anri Sala, The Last Resort, 2017

    42-channel sound installation including 38 altered snare drums, loudspeaker parts, snare stands, drumsticks, soundtrack and 4 speakers

    Duration 58:28 min, dimensions ø 850 cm

     

    Photo © Peter Greig

     

     

    On October 14, Anri Sala will share his insights into the conceptual and creative development of The Last Resort in a conversation with Maud Page, Deputy Director and Director of Collections, Art Gallery of New South Wales.

     

    Read more about the event here

  • Viva Arte Viva: The 57th Venice Biennale, with Liu Ye, Philippe Parreno, Anri Sala

    Venice, Italy May 13 – November 26, 2017 www.labiennale.org

     

    The 57th International Art Exhibition, VIVA ARTE VIVA, will take place at the Giardini and the Arsenale in Venice, from May 13 to November 26, 2017. Curated by Christine Macel, it will feature 120 artists from 51 countries, including Liu Ye, Philippe Parreno, and Anri Sala.

     

    The exhibition will offer a route that unfolds over the course of nine chapters or families of artists, beginning with two introductory realms in the Central Pavilion, followed by another seven across the Arsenale through the Giardino delle Vergini. Each of the nine chapters or families of artists of the Exhibition will represent a Pavilion in itself, or rather a Trans-Pavilion as it is trans-national by nature but echoes the Biennale's historical organization into pavilions, the number of which has never ceased to grow since the end of the 1990s. From the "Pavilion of Artists and Books" to the "Pavilion of Time and Infinity", these nine episodes will tell a story that is often discursive and at times paradoxical, with detours that mirror the world's complexities, a multiplicity of approaches and a wide variety of practices.

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