The Kunstmuseum Ravensburg is showing for the first time in Germany the haunting sound and light installation The Way Earthly Things Are Going by Emeka Ogboh which the Nigerian artist conceived for documenta 14 in Athens in 2017.
Image: Emeka Ogboh, The Way Earthly Things Are Going, Kunstmuseum Ravensburg, 2020. Photo © Wynrich Zlomke
Based on the results of a questionnaire circulated in Reims and beyond, the artist composed a beer whose flavour relates the respondents’ relationship to social and political engagement. This gastronomic creation, produced in collaboration with SHED/Senses Brewing, will be accompanied by a musical intervention by the artist, who uses sound to decipher and reformulate the scores of stories to be rewritten.
Emeka Ogboh at the Cleveland Museum of Art © The Darkroom Co. 2018
Que représente le fait de chanter ensemble dans notre société, surtout dans un monde en proie aux pandémies et aux crises, où la musique et l’art en soi ont longtemps été réduits au silence ? Cet été, Ogboh transforme le centre-ville de Francfort en un paysage sonore sur l’eau et sur terre. Au centre de son installation sonore multicanal en trois parties, THIS TOO SHALL PASS, qui s’étend d’une cour près de l’hôtel de ville Römer à l’église Dreikönigskirche en passant par un bateau ressemblant à un radeau sur le Main, se trouve un hymne du même nom composé récemment.
L’œuvre in situ la plus importante d’Emeka Ogboh en Europe à ce jour a été commandée par l’EKHN Stiftung en coopération avec le Kulturfonds RheinMain et rendue possible grâce à l’aide d’autres sponsors.
TTSP studio session. Photo: Adolphus Opara. © Emeka Ogboh, 2021.
Talbot Rice Gallery and Edinburgh Art Festival are pleased to announce that a new sound installation by artist Emeka Ogboh will be unveiled at Edinburgh’s Burns Monument on 29 July 2021. The new public artwork, co-commissioned by Talbot Rice Gallery and Edinburgh Art Festival, is a response to the ongoing theatre surrounding the UK’s departure from the European Union.
The new work is commissioned by Edinburgh Art Festival and Talbot Rice Gallery, which is part of Edinburgh College of Art. Supported by the PLACE Programme, a partnership between Edinburgh Festivals, Scottish Government, City of Edinburgh Council and Creative Scotland. With additional support from Goethe-Institut Glasgow, ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen), Reid School of Music at Edinburgh College of Art and Museums and Galleries Edinburgh
James Cohan is pleased to present Notes on Exile, the first US gallery exhibition of work by multimedia artist Emeka Ogboh, on view at 48 Walker Street from October 28 through December 18, 2021. This exhibition marks the US premiere of The Way Earthly Things Are Going, 2017, Ogboh’s internationally acclaimed work from documenta 14.
Installation view, Emeka Ogboh, Notes on Exile, James Cohan, 48 Walker Street, 2021
À bruit secret. Hearing in Art is the fourth in a series of five themed exhibitions at Museum Tinguely dealing in experimental ways with the human senses. Focusing attention on hearing, which plays an important role in multisensory experiences of art, the exhibition offers various immersive and interactive encounters with familiar and less familiar soundscapes. Historical works as well as pieces created specially for the show, by 25 international artists, invite visitors to pay attention to what they are hearing, opening up acoustic fields usually hidden from the human ear. What does the Rhine sound like as it flows through Basel? What’s to be heard beneath the surface of the ocean? Can urban noise or the voices of animals and humans be used to make artworks? How have human activity and climate change altered the sounds of the jungle? Can soundwaves be perceived other than by our ears, and how can acoustic phenomena be visualized? The exhibition includes sculptures, multimedia installations, photographs, works on paper, and paintings dating from the Baroque period to the present day.