Thomas Meyer and Clara Meister (editors)

1,220 THB



English / German

Published by Spector Books
Leipzig, Germany

13.8 x 10 cm, 160 pages, 5 black-white and 30 colour images,
thread-sewn, softcover
Designed by Quentin Walesch, Lucas Liccini

How can one put music on exhibit in an art context? This was the question preoccupying curator Clara Meister, artist and composer Ari Benjamin Meyers, and producer Thomas Mayer when they started Soundfair in Berlin in 2008 — an international exhibition project devoted to the concept of music. Over the next five years, they invited artists and musicians from around the world to develop new works at the interface of art, music, and performance that would abandon traditional notions of concert and exhibition. The publication Soundfair: Exhibiting Music is a documentation of the artistic works that came out of this period. In it the Soundfair founders discuss individual projects and present series of works with the invited artists, who include Janet Cardiff, Olaf Nicolai, and Douglas Gordon.