A Dark Theme Keeps Me Here. I'll Make a Broken Music.

December 17th 2016 – March 5th 2017
Kunsthalle Düsseldorf


This win­ter the Kun­sthalle Düssel­dorf will pre­sent the first in­sti­tu­tion­al so­lo ex­hi­bi­tion in Ger­many and Eu­rope by the Hong Kong artist Sam­son Young (*1979). Sam­son Young stud­ied mu­sic, phi­los­o­phy, and gen­der stud­ies at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Syd­ney and earned his doc­tor­ate in com­po­si­tion at Prince­ton. From this au­dio-based per­spec­tive he de­signs not on­ly mu­sic but al­so in­stal­la­tions, per­for­mances, draw­ings, walks, and films. His mu­si­cal and sculp­tural works of­ten in­clude very con­crete his­tor­i­cal ref­er­ences and deal with places of con­flict. Each of his pro­jects en­tails a large amount of in­ves­ti­ga­tion and field re­search. Sounds and mu­sic are used as a ve­hi­cle for the reap­praisal and rep­re­sen­ta­tion of his­tor­i­cal events, but are al­so the core of an in­de­pen­dent aes­thet­ic ex­pe­ri­ence that re­quires no fur­ther ex­pla­na­tions.

Cu­rat­ed by Jas­mi­na Merz.


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