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      AMBITUS. Art and music today

Exhibition opening: September 8 | September 9, 2018 to January 6, 2019


In the course of the past decades the coexistence of the visual arts and music on an equal footing has resulted in a large number of artists whose work cannot be clearly allocated to only one of the two disciplines. Kunstmuseum Magdeburg presents these different themes concerning art and music by way of numerous examples from the fields of sculpture, installation and video in a major survey exhibition.

The title Ambitus means in music the vocal range of a voice or an instrument and stands for the range or the distance between the highest and the lowest note. In the exhibition AMBITUS. Art and music today. the range shows the diversity and variety of the participative artists and works of art.


Various artists will be involved in the exhibition, e.g.:

Werner Amann (D, * 1969 in Kösching), Cory Arcangel (USA, * 1978, Buffalo NY), Eberhard Blum (D, * 1940 in Stettin; † 2013 in Berlin) , Candice Breitz (ZA, * 1972 in Johannesburg), Robbie Cornelissen (NL, * 1954 in Utrecht) und Kees Went (NL, * 1951), William Engelen (NL, * 1964 in Weert), Jonas Englert (D, * 1989 in Friedberg), Douglas Henderson (USA, * 1960 in Baltimore) und David Henderson (USA), Annika Kahrs (D, * 1984 in Achim), Rainer Kohlberger (AT, * in Linz), Christina Kubisch (D, * 1948 in Bremen), Kaffe Matthews (GB, * in Good Easter in Essex, England), Bjørn Melhus (D, NO, * 1966 in Kirchheim unter Teck), Michaela Melián (D, * 1956 in München), Haroon Mirza (GB, * 1977 in London), People Like Us (Vicki Bennett) (GB, * 1967 in London), Ute Pleuger (D, * 1956 in Neuwied), Anri Sala (AL, * 1974 in Tirana), Marc Sabat (CA, * 1956) und Mareike Yin-Yee Lee (CA, * in Toronto), Yehudit Sasportas (IL, * 1969 in Aschdod), Per Olaf Schmidt (D) und Sebastian Neubauer (D), Richard T. Walker (GB, * 1977) u.a.


The interaction and co-operation of varous musicak and stylistic tendencies of contemporary art will hence be the focus of the exhibition, of the concerts in the Haus der Musik (Gesellschaftshaus) venue in the Kloster-Berge-Garten and of the Water Walk in the public space aling the Elbe on September 8.


Exhibition opening: September 8, 6.00 pm | Water Walk: September 8, 7.00 pm

The exibition opening and the Long Night including the Water Walk (along the river Elbe in the heart of the city Magdeburg between the Kunstmusuem Magdeburg and the Haus der Musik - Gesellschaftshaus) take place on September 8.



Douglas Henderson und David Henderson, The Sea is a Big Green Lens, 14-Kanal-Soundinstallation, Stahl, Polyurethan, 2014, Foto: Hans-Wulf Kunze