Ars Citizen will premiere internationally acclaimed Paris-based composer and artist Ryoji Ikeda’s site-specific sound installation 'A [4ch version]', as part of a larger diptych presented for the first time in San Francisco.* The installation will be located inside Gallery 200 on the second floor. Ikeda’s installation will transform the space into a sensitive environment filled with invisible patterns of complex sound fabrics and resonances formed through the historical concert pitch “A”.
In addition to 'A [4ch version]' a section of Gallery 200 will be occupied by the Ars Citizen Office, where the organization will present its developing programs for the Bay Area.
Ryoji Ikeda (b. 1966 in Gifu, Japan, lives in Paris) has gained a reputation as one of the few international artists working convincingly across both visual and sonic media. Since 1995, he has been intensely active through concerts, installations, and recordings, integrating sound, acoustics and sublime imagery. Ikeda has performed and exhibited worldwide, including at the Metropolitan Museum New York, UCLA Los Angeles, Centre Pompidou Paris, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Singapore Art Museum, Ars Electronica Center Linz, Elektra Festival Montreal, Aichi Triennale Nagoya, Palazzo Grassi Venice, Park Avenue Armory New York, Barbican Centre London, Hamburger Bahnhof Berlin, Sharjah Biennale, Auckland Triennale, MONA Museum Hobart – Tasmania, among others. Ikeda is the award winner of the Prix Ars Electronica Collide@CERN 2014.
Ars Citizen is an independent nonprofit art organization committed to bring the excellence of international artists, their experiences, work and ideas, to the San Francisco Bay Area, where the world’s future is being played out. Through collaborative partnerships bringing together diverse local institutions and organizations, it aims to produce insightful site-related works and educational programming. In summer 2017, Ars Citizen launched its inaugural project 'Sophie Calle | Missing', the largest survey to date in the US of the renowned conceptual French artist. The multi-venue exhibition presented at Fort Mason Center for Arts Culture received more than 15,000 international and local visitors, setting a record attendance for the institution.
Ars Citizen would like to thank its generous partners and supporters: Meyer Sound Inc., The Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the US, and The Consulate General of France in San Francisco.
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*A [4ch version]’ is presented in tandem with Ryoji Ikeda: ‘supercodex [live set]’ at Gray Area on January 9th at 7pm.
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