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Treble

Paolo Vivaqua

May 16–August 1, 2004, SculptureCenter, Long Island City, NY

A sprawling group exhibition designed specifically for the entire space of SculptureCenter in Long Island City that explored the conceptual, material, and situational approaches that generate aural experiences in art.

Brad Tucker

About the Exhibition
The works in Treble existed beyond the limiting categories that define “sound art,” “sculpture,” “drawing,” or “architecture,” reflecting a generation of artists seeking to move freely between disciplines. These artists create meditations on drawing through sound, sound through drawing, sculpture as an ephemeral and time-based sonic experience, objects as potential sound, and architecture as an acoustic vessel. Some historical anchors such as Max Neuhaus and Josephn Beuys were included as well as five commissioned new works for the space by Andrea Ray, Paulo Vivacqua, David Schaffer, Steve Roden and Stephen Vitiello.

Performances and programs were held in conjuction with WKCR, Columbia University, and New Sound New York, a city-wide sonic festival.

Jim Hodges
Andrea Ray

Artists
Francis Alÿs + Rafael Ortega, Joseph Beuys, Grady Gerbracht, Joseph Grigely + Amy Vogel, Erik Hanson, Jim Hodges, Jorge Macchi, Euan Macdonald, Emmanuel Madan of [The User], Max Neuhaus, Terry Nauheim, Cornelia Parker, Andrea Ray, Dario Robleto, Steve Roden, David Schafer, Jude Tallichet, Mungo Thomson, Brad Tucker, Anton Vidokle + Cristian Manzutto, Stephen Vitiello, and Paulo Vivacqua.

Jude Tallichet, Stephen Vitiello