Sound exhibit to debut in Australia

Presented by the Monash Art Design and Architecture (MADA) Gallery in association with Independent Curators International (ICI), New York. With Hidden Noise is an exhibition exploring sound art, curated by celebrated US artist Stephen Vitiello.

Art Exhibition previously on at MADA Gallery, Monash University in Victoria, Australia.
From Wednesday 20 March 2013 to Tuesday 16 April 2013

Photo by Taylor Deupree  image Stephen Vitiello, Finding Pictures in Search of Sounds, 2008. Courtesy of the artist image

Published by anonymous on Tuesday 26 February 2013.
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Curated by Stephen Vitiello (US)

Andrea Parkins, Jennie C. Jones, Pauline Oliveros, Steve Peters, Steve Roden, Taylor Deupree, Michael J. Schumacher and Stephen Vitiello

With Hidden Noise is an exploration of sound art that invites gallery and museum visitors to spend time listening with ears they may not know they have… Titled after Marcel Duchamp’s readymade of a ball of string containing a mysterious sound-making object hidden in its folds, this exhibition brings together evocative sounds, some recognizable from traditional instruments and field recordings, and others masked through electronic processes.

Sound art has a long lineage that can be traced back to the Futurist manifesto and through to subsequent movements and genres, such as Fluxus, Conceptual art and performance art, and up to the most recent artistic uses of the latest developments in new technologies. Over the last 15 years a number of larger survey shows have tracked this history, but With Hidden Noise makes an understanding and experiencing of sound art accessible to a wider range of venues.

Produced by Independent Curators International (ICI), New York, this exhibition is curated by Stephen Vitiello. White Hidden Noise is made possible, in part by a grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation; the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation; and the ICI Board of Trustees.