Wednesday, March 20th: Public Art Fund Talks at The New School: Susan Philipsz

Public Art Fund Talks at The New School: Susan Philipsz
Tishman Auditorium at The New School (66 W. 12th St., Manhattan)
6:30-8pm
$10 in advance

Berlin-based artist Susan Philipsz (b. Glasgow, UK, 1965) is best known for her ethereal sound installations featuring songs ranging from folk ballads to pop music, often sung a cappella in the artist’s own voice. Her site-specific works combine references to history, literature, and popular and folk music to create visual, aural and emotive landscapes. Mediating public spaces with sound that streams from strategically placed speakers, her audio installations layer seemingly non-descript sites such as a train station, or parking lot, with the intimacy of the human voice. On the occasion of her recent exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Philipsz stated: “against the backdrop of the modernist architecture of the city I see the voice as a means to infiltrate spaces, like a ghost in the machine, and return experience to a human scale.”

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