Exhibition

The Anarchy of Silence

John Cage and Experimental Art

23 Oct. 2009 to 10 Jan. 2010

John Cage, preparing a piano (before 1950)

John Cage, preparing a piano (before 1950)

  • Fecha:
    03 Sep. - 28 Nov. 2010
    Lugar:
    SCHUNCK, Heerlen, Holanda
  • Fecha:
    25 Feb. - 30 May 2010
    Lugar:
    Henie Onstad Art Centre, Noruega

The Anarchy of Silence. John Cage and experimental art was the first exhibition to frame the work of composer, artist and philosopher John Cage (Los Angeles, 1912 – New York, 1992)) in its historical context, analysing the profound influence of his aesthetic and sound investigations on the visual, musical and performing arts from the 1940s to the present.

The exhibition approached the composer's career chronologically, starting in the thirties with his contributions to percussion music, pausing to look at his compositions for "prepared piano" in the forties, reviewing his groundbreaking use of the concepts of randomness and indetermination in the fifties, and culminating in his technological experimentations from the sixties to the eighties. Although it would also be possible to see journey beginning with the noise of the First Construction (in Metal) (1939) and gradually leading to the silence of his legendary 4'33'' (1952), particularly given that his scores – in the twofold physical and conceptual sense – were the core of the exhibition.

A central area was set aside for illustrating Cage's prolific web of collaborations with the artists of his time, which contributed decisively to expanding the boundaries of artistic languages and reconfiguring the relationship between the artwork, public and creator. Marcel Duchamp, Buckminster Fuller, Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, La Monte Young, Nam June Paik, and the members of Fluxus were some of the members of his artistic circle.

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Cinema, performance and lectures

Data inici:
From 23 Oct.
Data fi:
to 26 Nov. 2009
Horari:
Espai:
MACBA
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