Aargauer Kunsthaus - Switzerland
18 May 2013 - 11 Aug 2013
On rhythm in contemporary art
Rhythm in it. On rhythm in contemporary art is the title of a new, international group show presented by the Aargauer Kunsthaus. Including work by 37 artists, the exhibition provides stimulating and surprising insights into a subject that is central not just to music but to the visual arts as well, even though, to date, it has received scant attention in exhibitions. Rhythms appear in many guises in the art of the past three decades as a tour of the exhibition reveals. Kinetic art as well as film and video works show movementbased rhythms, while other works offer an acoustic experience or focus on temporal rhythms such as the daily cycle or the cycle of becoming and passing away. The exhibition also looks back at early 20th century examples that examine formal rhythms as an essential aspect of Modernism, whose lasting topicality becomes particularly evident in a dialogue with contemporary artistic approaches. The exhibition places the subject in a larger context and, in doing so, contributes to a current cultural discourse. Rhythm in it – Rhythm is it !
John M. Armleder (CH), Max Bill (CH), David Claerbout (B), Bruce Conner (USA), Martin Creed (GB), Stéphane Dafflon (CH), Stan Douglas (CA), Dara Friedman (USA), Camille Graeser (CH), Rodney Graham (CA), João Maria Gusmão & Pedro Paiva (P), Sebastian Hammwöhner (D), Pierre Haubensak (CH), Ferdinand Hodler (CH), Sofia Hultén (S), Bethan Huws (GB), Paul Klee (CH), Klara Lidén (S), Verena Loewensberg (CH), Richard Paul Lohse (CH), Christian Marclay (CH), Jonathan Monk (GB), Robert Morris (USA), Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs (CH), Gabriel Orozco (MEX), Markus Raetz (CH), Hans Richter (D), Ugo Rondinone (CH), Anri Sala (AL), Katja Strunz (D), Jean Tinguely (CH), Niele Toroni (CH), Su-Mei Tse (LU), Adam Vačkár (CZ)