"Listening to Transparency" Group Exhibition
The upcoming exhibition Listening to Transparency hosted by Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum will be opened on 8 May 2017. The exhibition is curated by James Giroudon and specially produced by Grame-National center for musical creation in Lyon for the museum. The exhibition is one of the main activities of Festival Croisements 2017 and is kindly supported by French Institute with the City of Lyon and Wallonie-Bruxelles International (WBI).
Listening to Transparency is a group exhibition of Sound Art themed with "transparency", which consists of 44 audio and visual art works by 26 artists. Focusing on spatialization design and using any kind of transparent materials, most of these installation art pieces convey the status of optics and ability of visual expression behind the meaning of "transparency". In this exhibition, between tangible and virtual, during the transparency of listening itself where the sound is revealed by attention to silence, the collected installations make reference to improbability of borders and genres, they express a state of diversity of relationships between artistic fields. Combining art pieces on light waves and sound vibrations, Listening to Transparency creates various listening situations and offers active visitor participation. And in the process of getting involved, the audiences can experience the complex relationship among diverse fields of arts spreading out the museum, which might be autonomous, more or less remote, dissonant or fully integrated.
Layers by layers, the exhibition intends to filter various aspects of real life for inclusions and omissions, so as to construct an aesthetic picture of the highly-extracted reality. When the audiences enter this space that differs from their daily life with the diverse perceptions of the world from each artist of the exhibition, the art museum itself becomes a world full of different lights and shadows, silence and noises, as well as complexity and constant changes.
The exhibition will be open to the public from 9 May 2017 to 30 July 2017.