DER ÖFFENTLICHKEIT — VON DEN FREUNDEN HAUS DER KUNST: Anri Sala "The Present Moment"

EXHIBITION 18.10.14 – 20.09.15

The annual art commission for Haus der Kunst's Middle Hall for 2014/15 is "The Present Moment", a work designed for the space by Albanian artist Anri Sala (born 1974). 

For the third edition of the annual commission DER ÖFFENTLICHKEIT ― VON DEN FREUNDEN HAUS DER KUNST Anri Sala has designed a multichannel sound and video installation. With this work, he continues his exploration of musical compositions in the existing architecture of exhibition spaces, most recently demonstrated in the French Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2013. For his installation in Haus der Kunst's central Middle Hall, he devotes his attention to the genre of chamber music, an intimate format that - for the artist - stands in dynamic contrast to the public nature of the work presented in the expansive spaces of Haus der Kunst. 

Sala's installation revolves around the question of the immediate present in an art form bound to concepts of temporality and transience. What does it mean to consider the "now" in music? Does sound allow the present to be experienced? Can a composition's temporality be reduced to the "here and now" of its presence? How can such questions be made tangible to an audience? 

DER ÖFFENTLICHKEIT — VON DEN FREUNDEN HAUS DER KUNST is commissioned by Haus der Kunst, realized with generous funding by the Friends of Haus der Kunst.

Further information on DER ÖFFENTLICHKEIT

Art commission 2012/13: Haegue Yang
Art commission 2013/14: Manfred Pernice
Art commission 2015/16: Laure Prouvost

With the additional generous support of Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris; Marian Goodman Gallery, New York; and Hauser & Wirth. Produced in collaboration with the Münchener Kammerorchester and Alexander Liebreich; Sounddesign: Olivier Goinard. Technical realization with the kind support of Meyer Sound.

DER ÖFFENTLICHKEIT ― VON DEN FREUNDEN HAUS DER KUNST, Anri Sala, The Present Moment, 2014, installation view Haus der Kunst, photo Wilfried Petzi
DER ÖFFENTLICHKEIT ― VON DEN FREUNDEN HAUS DER KUNST, Anri Sala, The Present Moment, 2014, installation view Haus der Kunst, photo Wilfried Petzi
DER ÖFFENTLICHKEIT ― VON DEN FREUNDEN HAUS DER KUNST, Anri Sala, The Present Moment, 2014, (in D), film still, courtesy of Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris; Marian Goodman Gallery, New York; and Hauser & Wirth © Anri Sala
DER ÖFFENTLICHKEIT ― VON DEN FREUNDEN HAUS DER KUNST, Anri Sala, The Present Moment, 2014, (in D), film still, courtesy of Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris; Marian Goodman Gallery, New York; and Hauser & Wirth © Anri Sala
DER ÖFFENTLICHKEIT ― VON DEN FREUNDEN HAUS DER KUNST, Anri Sala, The Present Moment, 2014, (in D), film still, courtesy of Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris; Marian Goodman Gallery, New York; and Hauser & Wirth © Anri Sala
DER ÖFFENTLICHKEIT ― VON DEN FREUNDEN HAUS DER KUNST, Anri Sala, The Present Moment, 2014, (in D), film still, courtesy of Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris; Marian Goodman Gallery, New York; and Hauser & Wirth © Anri Sala
DER ÖFFENTLICHKEIT ― VON DEN FREUNDEN HAUS DER KUNST, Anri Sala, The Present Moment, 2014, (in D), film still, courtesy of Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris; Marian Goodman Gallery, New York; and Hauser & Wirth © Anri Sala
DER ÖFFENTLICHKEIT ― VON DEN FREUNDEN HAUS DER KUNST, Anri Sala, The Present Moment, 2014, (in D), film still, courtesy of Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris; Marian Goodman Gallery, New York; and Hauser & Wirth © Anri Sala
DER ÖFFENTLICHKEIT ― VON DEN FREUNDEN HAUS DER KUNST, Anri Sala, The Present Moment, 2014, (in D), film still, courtesy of Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris; Marian Goodman Gallery, New York; and Hauser & Wirth © Anri Sala
DER ÖFFENTLICHKEIT ― VON DEN FREUNDEN HAUS DER KUNST, Anri Sala, The Present Moment, 2014, (in D), film still, courtesy of Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris; Marian Goodman Gallery, New York; and Hauser & Wirth © Anri Sala
DER ÖFFENTLICHKEIT ― VON DEN FREUNDEN HAUS DER KUNST, Anri Sala, The Present Moment, 2014, (in D), film still, courtesy of Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris; Marian Goodman Gallery, New York; and Hauser & Wirth © Anri Sala
DER ÖFFENTLICHKEIT ― VON DEN FREUNDEN HAUS DER KUNST, Anri Sala, The Present Moment, 2014, (in D), film still, courtesy of Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris; Marian Goodman Gallery, New York; and Hauser & Wirth © Anri Sala

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