Listening Post. From Listening Practices to Sound Art

Karen Kilimnik, Twilight, 1996, Oil on canvas, 35 × 45 cm

The exhibition entitled Listening Post. From Listening Practices to Sound Art produced by the Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation and born from an important network of collaborations and contributions, it describes some forms of artistic expression of languages related to sound, listening and speaking. The exhibition originates from the materials conserved in the Bevilacqua La Masa Historical Archive, the work of those artists belonging to "the latest Venetian avant-garde", who at the end of the 1970s experimented with new technologies, such as Michele Sambin, Claudio Ambrosini and Luigi Viola, and exhibits some videos on loan from the Cardazzo Archive and from ASAC - Historical Archive of Contemporary Arts, Fondazione La Biennale di Venezia in which the use of sound undermines the visual aesthetics and invites us to reflect on space. Furthermore, thanks to the collaboration of the Luigi Nono Archive Foundation, various audio-visual documents relating to the pioneer of sound modernization and compositional upheaval, alongside the most recent research and the production of a new generation of artists, many of whom have exhibited, had a studio or have gravitated around Bevilacqua La Masa, such as Alessandro Sciaraffa, Alberto Tadiello, Liliana Moro, Francesco Fonassi, Marzio Zorio, Margherita Morgantin, Ilaria Lemmo, Beatrice Goldoni, Mariateresa Sartori, Christina Kubisch and the Void collective.

  1. Keywords: venice,, arte, nozio business, fondazione bevilacqua la masa – galleria di piazza san marco

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