Co-curated by Rudolf Frieling and Tanya Zimbardo
On view July 15, 2017–January 1, 2018
Floor 7 and multiple locations throughout the museum.
Sound exhibited in relation to museum architecture is a contemporary new frontier that engages with questions of liveness and immateriality. The first large-scale group exhibition centered on the role of sound at SFMOMA,Soundtracks addresses the perceptual experiences of a variety of public and gallery spaces across Floor 7 and throughout the newly expanded SFMOMA building. The exhibition takes its departure from key contemporary works from the media arts collection and spans sound sculpture, video installation and performance. Moving beyond the medium-specific histories of sound art and electronic music, the museum-wide presentation highlights new and past SFMOMA commissions by Anthony Discenza, Brian Eno and Bill Fontana. It also includes work from artists such as Céleste Boursier-Mougenot, Ragnar Kjartansson, Christina Kubisch, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Anri Sala, Christine Sun Kim, Amor Muñoz, Amalia Pica, Chris Kallmyer, Camille Norment, O Grivo, Susan Philipsz, Lyota Yagi, among others.
Digital Catalogue: https://www.sfmoma.org/publication/soundtracks/