Venice, 11 June 2014 – The exhibition “Art or Sound”, presented by Fondazione Prada at Ca’ Corner della Regina, Venice, has so far attracted more than 2600 visitors. The preview days (4-6 June) were attended by over 1600 arts and architecture professionals and journalists, whereas the first three days of opening to the public (7-9 June) recorded more than 1000 visitors.
The musical events organized during the preview and first day of opening to the public (7 June) were received with much acclaim. Artists and musicians performed with exhibited artworks and instruments, such as Luigi Russolo’s intonarumori and instruments by Ken Butler, Pedro Reyes, Tarek Atoui, Riccardo Beretta, Bernard and François Baschet.
Conceived as an investigation of past and present times, “Art or Sound”, curated by Germano Celant, explores the relationship between art and sound and the way it has developed from the 16th century to the present day. The exhibition sets out to investigate the relationship of symmetry and ambivalence that exists between works of art and sound objects. The show comprises more than 180 artifacts—clocks and carillons, automata and musical machines, paintings and scores, sculptures and readymades, together with decorated, assembled, imaginary and silent musical instruments—and occupies the two main floors of Ca’ Corner della Regina. “Art or Sound” is open daily, except Tuesdays, until 3 November 2014.