Susan Philipsz

Returning

Susan Philipsz Returning
10.12.2016
26.2.2017
Kunstverein Hannover

In recent years, Susan Philipsz (*1965 in Glasgow, lives and works in Berlin) has developed numerous arresting sound installations in public and institutional space. For more than two decades, the Scottish artist, who was awarded the Turner Prize in 2010, has devoted herself the rearrangement and interpretation of musical sources against the backdrop of site-specific conditions. The trained sculptor explores the spatial-qualities of qualities of sound and its emotional and cognitive effects. Many of her most recent works deal with existential themes such as trauma and grief.

With reference to Emil Berliner (1851–1929), who along with his brothers founded the Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft in 1898 in Hannover, at the Kunstverein Susan Philipsz is working for the first time with vinyl records as sound carriers. She recorded the sounds produced on the rims of glasses on seven records, each of which renders a note value from the suggestive composition “Lachrimae or Seven Tears” (1604) by John Dowland and addresses the motif of tears as well as the Baroque lament, which lend expression to the impermanence of happiness. In other new sound installations Philipsz also makes reference to regional settings—in one of these she works with the pipes of a historical synagogue organ that survived the Night of Broken Glass and has been in the Villa Seligmann in Hannover since 2011. At the same time, she continues her work with damaged instruments with a shofar (ram’s horn). Both sound compositions cause human presence to become palpable and address German-Jewish history.

The sounds of site-specific works develop and branch out in the circular path through the exhibition, become connected with photographs and films, and give rise to a powerful nexus of sound and space, past and present.

20.00
Exhibition opening
Susan Philipsz »Returning«

the Kunstverein Hannover invites you and your friends to the exhibition opening »Returning« of Susan Philipsz

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18.00
Visit to the studio

visit to Joachim Heintz (Incontri – Institut für neue Musik, HMTM Hannover).

exclusive for members!

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17.00
Information evening for teachers

Evening for teachers

Registration:

19.00
Curator´s Tour

View of the exhibition »Returning« of Susan Philipsz by Kathleen Rahn (director).

http://www.kunstverein-hannover.de/en/educational-program/guided-tours.html

19.00
Curator´s Tour

View of the exhibition »Returning« of Susan Philipsz by Ute Stuffer (curator).

http://www.kunstverein-hannover.de/en/educational-program/guided-tours.html

19.00–20.00
lecture
the music in space and the space in music

with Thomas D. Trummer (Direktor Kunsthaus Bregenz) about the work of Susan Philipsz.

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19.00–20.00
lecture
Dimension des Hörens

with Prof. Dr. med. Anke Lesinski-Schiedat (Oberärztin / Ärztliche Leitung DHZ der HNO-Klinik / MHH).

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19.00
Kunststoff
RaumKontakt III

The Young Art Club of the Kunstverein.

RaumKontakt III:
Introduction of young art and cultural projects in and around Hanover.

12.00–13.30
Art Diving Course for children

A little insight into the world of art for children between 5 and 8 years.

19.00
Art in Dialogue

with Prof. Martina Glomb (mode design, hanover).

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all tours are free with entry

19.30
Concert

electronic live-concert.

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17.00
Alternate date: artist talk with Susan Philipsz

Caution: the artist talk with Susan Philipsz has been postponed from February 1, 2017 to February 10, 2017 at 5pm.

The talk is in english language.

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14.00–18.00
sound-workshop
Plattenbau

sound-workshop with Pit Noack (media artist, hanover).

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19.00
Curator´s Tour

View of the exhibition »Returning« of Susan Philipsz by Ute Stuffer (curator).

http://www.kunstverein-hannover.de/en/educational-program/guided-tours.html

19.00
Sophie´s Afterwork
Happy Hour with Art

Participation: 20 €/ 15€ for Members

Registration kindly requested by 19.02.2017:

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19.00
Kunststoff
klangTamTam

The Young Art Club of the Kunstverein.

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Susan Philipsz  	»Returning«, installation view at Kunstverein Hannover 2016
Susan Philipsz »Returning«, installation view at Kunstverein Hannover 2016
Susan Philipsz  	»Seven Tears«, 2016
Susan Philipsz »Seven Tears«, 2016
Susan Philipsz  	»Seven Tears«, 2016
Susan Philipsz »Seven Tears«, 2016
Susan Philipsz 	»Returning«, installation view at Kunstverein Hannover 2016
Susan Philipsz »Returning«, installation view at Kunstverein Hannover 2016
Susan Philipsz  	»War Damaged Musical Instruments (shofar)«, 2016
Susan Philipsz »War Damaged Musical Instruments (shofar)«, 2016