Ravel Ravel, 2013 (detail). Two-channel HD video and sixteen-channel sound installation, color; 20:45 min. © Anri Sala. Courtesy Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris; Marian Goodman Gallery; and Hauser & Wirth
Join us for a special conversation between Anri Sala, one of the most esteemed artists of his generation, and Massimiliano Gioni, Artistic Director of the New Museum. The pair will discuss the trajectory of Sala’s art practice, his commitment to working with sound in relation to architecture and history, and his work for the exhibition “Anri Sala: Answer Me,” which includes multichannel audio and video installations that unfold across the Second, Third, and Fourth Floor galleries and create a symphonic experience specific to the New Museum.
Anri Sala was born in 1974 in Tirana, Albania, and lives and works in Berlin. He represented France at the 55th Venice Biennale (2013) and has exhibited internationally for many years, with solo shows at Haus der Kunst, Munich (2014); Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (2012); the Serpentine Gallery, London (2011); the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati (2009); the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami (2008); and Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Milan (2005); among other venues. Sala has received the Vincent Award (2014), the 10th Benesse Prize (2013), the Absolut Art Award (2011), and the Young Artist Prize at the Venice Biennale (2001). He has taken part in many group exhibitions and biennials, including the 12th Havana Biennial (2015), Sharjah Biennial 11 (2013), the 9th Gwangju Biennial (2012), dOCUMENTA (13) (2012), the 29th São Paulo Biennial (2010), the 2nd Moscow Biennial of Contemporary Art (2007), and the 4th Berlin Biennial (2006).