Passages: Luke Fowler, Florian Hecker, Susan Philipsz
Curated by Stephen Cleland
16 February – 21 April 2019

Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi launches its 2019 programme with three projects by Susan Philipsz (Scotland), Luke Fowler (Scotland) and Florian Hecker (Germany). All three artists are internationally renowned for their work with sound. The exhibition Passages presents an integrated triad of installations that take advantage of the Adam’s architecture to deliver a set of immersive auditory and visual experiences. While each distinctively animates the building, together they prove the power sound has to articulate space and to convey meaning through the body and beyond language. In distinct ways, each of the artists’ projects foreground and reflect on the history of electronic and experimental music as it has evolved through the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, introducing key historical figures who have reshaped our thinking of sound’s relation to vision, space, time, and our material world.

This exhibition has been made possible with significant support from the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen Institute for Foreign Cultural Affairs (ifa), Creative Scotland, British Council (NZ & GBR), and the Chartwell Trust.

Image: Luke Fowler, Black Box from the series Marginalia I (Photographs from Martin’s Archive) 2017, C-type print, Courtesy of The Modern Institute, Glasgow


For further information and press inquiries, please contact Stephen Cleland  stephen.cleland@vuw.ac.nz 04 463 5229.