AN ATTEMPT TO PROVE THAT WHAT IS PASSIONATE AND PLEASING IN THE ART OF SINGING, SPEAKING AND PERFORMING UPON MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, IS DERIVED FROM THE SOUNDS
Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden, Alemania
27/01 – 16/04/2023
Behind the complex title of the exhibition, Annika Kahrs is showing a cross-section of her work from the last 10 years at Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden. Her video Le Chant des Maisons, created on the occasion of the 16th Lyon Biennale 2022, will be shown for the first time in Germany. In addition, Kahrs developed a new production of a series of glass works exclusively for Wiesbaden in close collaboration with the Taunusstein-based glass studio DERIX.
Her performances, film works, sound installations and objects show in many ways the importance of music and sound – acoustic information – in different social, cultural and political structures of coexistence. Familiar ways of understanding, listening habits and patterns of behaviour are interrupted and finally re-found. From the resulting shifts, discontinuities and ambiguities, the interactions between expectation and fulfilment, routine and failure resound.