how is it that MoMA’s never had an exhibition devoted to sound art before now?
“The Museum of Modern Art’s first major exhibition of sound art, Soundings: A Contemporary Score, presents work by 16 of the most innovative contemporary artists working with sound. While the artists in Soundings approach sound from a variety of angles—the visual arts, architecture, performance, computer programming, and music—they share an interest in working with, rather than against or independent of, a given situation or environment. These artistic responses range from architectural interventions to visualizations of otherwise inaudible sound to an exploration of how sound ricochets within a gallery to a range of field recordings including bats, abandoned buildings in Chernobyl, 59 bells in New York City, and a factory in Taiwan.
Soundings is also accompanied by evening music events, a film program, and a Sound Lab in The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building.”
The exhibition runs from August 10th through November 3rd.