Thursday, May 22, 2008


ANNE+ Art Projects is an impressive, sleek new contemporary exhibition space located in the off-the-beaten path of Ivry-Sur-Seine. The first of its exhibitions, titled “A Listening Room,” opened last night. Curated by Manuel Cirauqui, “A Listening Room,” is a group show that deals with issue of sound and sound-based sculpture and installation. As the press release states, the exhibition “is based on a principle of reflexivity: as much as a space to listen, it is a space that listens.” Sound here is used as a raw material or an object that is used in creating the work on view. At the opening, a performance by Frank Leibovici titled “A mini opera for non-musicians,” presented a group of untrained, non-professionals (a call for a singers was sent around by email), singing a cappella, text from the 2003 Colin Powell speech to the UN for going to war with Iraq. Other artists include, Inigo Cabo, Matthieu Clainchard, Tal Hadad, Bettina Samson, Vittorio Santoro and Eric Stephany.

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