• 30 Years KW auction with works by Thomas Demand and Anri Sala

    Grisebach, Berlin www.kw-berlin.de


    30 Years KW auction with works by Thomas Demand and Anri Sala

    Esther Schipper is pleased to announce 30 Years KW: Auction with works by Thomas Demand and Anri Sala.

    This year, KUNST-WERKE BERLIN e. V., the support association operating the KW Institute for Contemporary Art and the Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, celebrates its 30th anniversary. As part of the anniversary program the supporting association of KW and the Berlin Biennale is organizing a two-part auction in cooperation with the auction house Grisebach.

    Over 60 selected works by artists who have significantly influenced the history of KW and of the Berlin Biennale over the past three decades will be featured. These works of art reflect the unique exhibitions these institutions mounted over the same period. The proceeds will be used to support the artists as well as future projects of KW and the Berlin Biennale.

    The auction catalog is available here.

  • Anri Sala at Kunsthaus Bregenz

    Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz July 17 – October 10, 2021 www.kunsthaus-bregenz.at
    Anri Sala at Kunsthaus Bregenz

    Anri Sala, AS YOU GO, 2019, 13-channel HD video and 22-channel discrete sound installation, color, 39:24 min. Exhibition view: Anri Sala, AS YOU GO, Castello di Rivoli, Turin, 2019. Photo © Antonio Maniscalco


    From July 17 through October 10, Kunsthaus Bregenz dedicates a major solo exhibition to Anri Sala.

    Musical phenomena play a major role in Sala’s work, his transformative, time-based works develop from a dense network of relations between sound, image, and architecture. A recurring medium in Sala's exhibition is film. In contrast to conventional cinema, Sala does not employ a strict narrative or even actors, it is rather musical pieces that become the real protagonists in the works. The cinematic results from the musical and not, as is customary, vice versa, enabling visitors to immerse themselves in a both visual and acoustic experience of the space.

    Recent and entirely new works will be on view in the exhibition at Kunsthaus Bregenz. A record player, floating freely in an abandoned space capsule, a subtle alternating between the architecture's contours being sharp or blurred, a garden snail slowly moving along a viola bow, a vintage wallpaper-printing roller whose metal pattern is translated into spectral sounds. All of these are elements and imagery that Anri Sala will be employing in engendering creative shifts and to probe existing interpretive relations.

  • LUMA Arles

    LUMA Arles, Arles From June 26, 2021 www.luma.org
    LUMA Arles

    Photo © Adrian Deweerdt


    With Liam GillickDominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Pierre HuyghePhilippe ParrenoAnri Sala, and Tino Sehgal.


    LUMA Arles, a 27-acre creative campus at the Parc des Ateliers in the city of Arles, opened to the public on June 26. Work by over 45 artists and designers is featured in the opening programme, with special new commissions for LUMA by major international artists.

    At the heart of the site is Frank Gehry’s 15,000-square-metre tower, a twisting geometric structure finished with 11,000 stainless steel panels. The Tower houses exhibition galleries, project spaces and the LUMA’s research and archive facilities, alongside workshop and seminar rooms.

    The Tower houses Philippe Parreno’s permanent commission Danny and Liam Gillick’s design for communal areas, entitled Laguna Gloria. In addition, on view in the Tower are a commissioned work by Tino SehgalThis Element, and works from the collection, among them, Anri Sala’s 2018 film If and Only If, and Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster’s Virtual Reality Environment, Endodrome, presented at the 2019 Venice Biennale. The Library is on Fire, a new commissioned work by Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster and Charles Arsène-Henry, will be inaugurated in September 2021. In the industrial Grande Halle in the Parc des Ateliers, Pierre Huyghe’s exhibition After UUmwelt will be on view through October 2021.

    The campus is also home to seven former railway factories, four of which have been renovated by Selldorf Architects as exhibition and performance spaces. The surrounding gardens and public park are designed by landscape architect Bas Smets.

  • 58th October Salon

    various locations, Belgrade June 25 – August 22, 2021 www.oktobarskisalon.org
    58th October Salon

    Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, A Dream Dreaming a Dream, 2020, video projection (real-time procedural computer-generated animation), infinite duration, 4-channel sound, black and white, edition of 3. Commissioned and produced by Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (TBA21). Exhibition view: How to Tread Lightly. st_age expanded, an exhibition, Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, Spain, 2020. Photo © Roberto Ruiz | TBA21


    October Salon is a representative manifestation of accomplishments in the field of visual art in Serbia, found and funded by the City of Belgrade.

    This year, the exhibition titled The Dreamers intends to question not only the misleading and ambiguous nature of the real but the space occupied by dreams—intended as the metaphorical embodiment of a space of freedom—which is able to challenge the certainty of the real world, of acquired knowledge and of our own beliefs.

    The largest part of the exhibition of the 58th October Salon | Belgrade Biennale 2021 which includes works by 63 artists, among them Pierre HuygheAnri Sala and Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, will be presented at the Belgrade City Museum, galleries of the Belgrade Cultural Centre, the Movie Theatre of the Belgrade Cultural Centre, the park of the Museum of Yugoslavia and a number of public spaces all over the city. It is planned for this year’s edition of the Salon to involve television and radio platforms as exhibition venues.

  • Diversity United with Roman Ondak, Ugo Rondinone and Anri Sala

    Flughafen Tempelhof, Berlin June 9 – September 19, 2021 www.stiftungkunst.de
     Diversity United with Roman Ondak, Ugo Rondinone and Anri Sala

    Roman Ondak, Perfect Society, 2018, exhibition view: Diversity United, Flughafen Tempelhof, Berlin, 2021. Photos: Silke Briel © Stiftung für Kunst and Kultur, Bonn⁠

    Diversity United presents an artistic tour d'horizon of Europe currently. The trans-national exhibition shows paintings, sculptures, videos, new media, photographies, installations, drawings and object of art by about 90 artists from 34 countries, including Roman Ondak, Ugo Rondinone, and Anri Sala. They represent different generations, genders and regions and their work reflects the phenomenal diversity and vitality of Europe's contemporary art scene – from Portugal to Russia, from Norway to Turkey. 

    The works on display shed light on themes such as freedom and democracy, migration and territory, political and personal identity, utopias and fears, which also revolve around the current pandemic. Diversity United reflects the complexity of the European idea and its social realities in a globalized world.

  • Anri Sala at Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern, Houston

    Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern, Houston March 12 – December 12, 2021 www.buffalobayou.org
    Anri Sala at Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern, Houston

    Photo © Lawrence Elisabeth⁠


    Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern, Houston, presents a newly commissioned artwork for the by Anri Sala. This immersive new film and sound installation, titled Time No Longer, will occupy the Cistern for a period of nine months, transporting visitors into an other-worldly environment within this vast, subterranean reservoir.⁠⁠

    Time No Longer will incorporate film projected onto a translucent, 22 by 150-foot (7 by 45-meter) screen with a soundtrack emanating throughout the space, its reverberations creating ripples on the surface of the water. Visitors will encounter the work in 360 degrees by making their way around the full perimeter of the 87,500-square-foot Cistern.⁠⁠

    The film depicts a weathered turntable floating in a space station. It is tethered only by its electric cord, which allows it to keep playing a vinyl record. There appears to be no human presence to listen to it, and an uneasy quiescence around it suggests it may be spinning in the aftermath of a catastrophe – a custodian of that absent humanity.⁠


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  • Anri Sala at Centro Botín

    Centro Botín, Santander December 14, 2019 – May 3, 2020
    Anri Sala at Centro Botín

    Anri Sala, Take Over, 2017, back-to-back HD video projections, colour, 8-channel sound, glass elements, duration 7:56 min, 258 x 873 x 873 cm.
    Exhibition view: Anri Sala, Take Over, Esther Schipper, Berlin, 2017
    © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2019
    Photo © Andrea Rossetti


    Opening on December 14, Centro Botín in Santander presents AS YOU GO (Châteaux en Espagne), by Anri Sala.

    The title of the exhibition, AS YOU GO, implies the idea of movement: that of a time-based work, informed by music and moving images; and that of the visitors, who Sala implicitly encourages to keep moving and hence partake in the making of their own individual experience of an exhibition that bears a certain resemblance to a performative stage.


    More information HERE.

  • Artist Talk with Anri Sala

    Mudam Luxembourg Sunday October 20, 2019, 3:30 pm⁠ www.mudam.com
    Artist Talk with Anri Sala

    Photo © Jutta Benzenberg


    On the occasion of his exhibition Le Temps coudé, and the launch of the catalogue Coudées : Quatre variations sur Anri Sala, Anri Sala will be discussing his work with Suzanne Cotter, director of Mudam⁠ and curator of the exhibition. The talk will be held in French.⁠


    To book tickets for the talk please click HERE.

  • Film Screening with Anri Sala

    Bar Laika, 224 Greene Ave, Brooklyn, New York October 17, 2019, 9 pm www-e-flux.com
    Film Screening with Anri Sala

    Anri Sala, Dammi i Colori, 2003, single-channel video and stereo sound, duration: 15 min 25 sec
    © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2019
    Film still © Anri Sala


    Bar Laika presents: one year old and a screening of Anri Sala, Dammi i Colori


    Anri Sala, Dammi I Colori, 2003, chronicles the work of Sala’s friend and former artist Edi Rama as Mayor of Tirana, Albania. Dammi i Colori evokes the city as canvas and champions art as a means for social transformation. Edi Rama became mayor of Tirana in 2000, and quickly went about re-painting the capital’s decaying buildings in brilliant, provocative colors and patterns. His aesthetic and political act was a powerful visualization of change—a source of both public debate and renewed civic pride.  

  • Anri Sala at MUDAM

    MUDAM – Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxemburg October 12, 2019 – January 5, 2020 www.mudam.com
    Anri Sala at MUDAM

    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., looped, ø 850 cm. Exhibition view: The Last Resort, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, 2018. The Last Resort originally premiered at Kaldor Public Art Projects, Sydney
    © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2019. Photo © Ivan Erofeev


    Over the past two decades Anri Sala has created an exceptional body of films and installations in which sound, music and the projected image come together to express themes of lived and historic time. This exhibition presents major installations, film works and drawings by Sala from the past five years. The title Le Temps coudé, borrows from the French phrase ‘faire un coude’ and refers to warps or bends in our experience of what we see, hear and know.

    More information HERE

  • Simon Fujiwara, Ryan Gander, Liam Gillick, Pierre Huyghe and Anri Sala at MO.CO

    MO.CO. – Montpellier Contemporain, Hôtel de Collections, Montpellier June 29 – September 29, 2019 www.moco.art
    Simon Fujiwara, Ryan Gander, Liam Gillick, Pierre Huyghe and Anri Sala at MO.CO

    Pierre Huyghe, Zoodrum 4, 2011, live marine ecosystem, resin shell after Constantin Brancusi’s Sleeping Muse (1910) Ishikawa Foundation, Okayama, Japan. © Pierre Huyghe
    Photo © Guillaume Ziccarelli


    Coinciding with the inauguration of the Hôtel des Collections on June 29, the MO.CO. unveils the first public presentation of masterpieces from the Ishikawa Collection. This outstanding and relatively recent private collection begun in 2011 by Yasuharu Ishikawa, a Japanese entrepreneur born in 1970 at Okayama, is characterized by exceptional coherence and a Japanese feel that derives primarily from its emphasis on minimal, understated, subtle forms.


    The exhibition Intimate Distance, curated by Yuko Hasegawa, Artistic Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (MOT) features nearly 30 works by artists such as Simon Fujiwara, Ryan Gander, Liam Gillick, Pierre Huyghe, and Anri Sala.


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  • Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster & Anri Sala at Centre Pompidou-Metz

    Centre Pompidou-Metz, Metz June 22, 2019 – January 27, 2019 www.centrepompidou-metz.fr
    Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster & Anri Sala at Centre Pompidou-Metz

    Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Helen & Gordon, Safety Curtain, Vienna State Opera, 2015/2016
    © museum in progress (www.mip.at) © Adagp, Paris 2019
    Photo © Andreas Scheiblecker


    Opera as the World is a journey through the history of opera in the 20th and 21st centuries, and specifically its relations with the visual arts. Anything but a conventional reading of its subject and much more than a presentation of set designs by artists, it seeks to relate – either echoing or in opposition to the legacy of Wagner’s Gesamtkunstwerk – how the visual arts and opera have nurtured and, on occasion, radically influenced each other. From the experimental staging of the first avant-garde production to the works of contemporary artists such as Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster and Anri Sala, the exhibition maps interdisciplinarity from a different perspective.

  • Anri Sala in conversation with Marcella Beccaria and Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev

    Castello di Rivoli, Turin May 12, 2019, 11 am www.castellodirivoli.org
    Anri Sala in conversation with Marcella Beccaria and Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev

    Photo © Jutta Benzenberg


    A public talk with Anri Sala about the exhibition AS YOU GO, which was specifically designed for the spaces on the third floor of the Castello di Rivoli, will be the starting point for the conversation.⠀


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  • Anri Sala at Castello di Rivoli

    Castello di Rivoli, Turin February 26 – June 23, 2019 www.castellodirivoli.org
    Anri Sala at Castello di Rivoli

    Anri Sala, Take Over (Marseillaise), 2017, HD video projection, color, stereo sound, duration 7:56 min
    Film still © Anri Sala




  • 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.