multidisciplinary activities of the groundbreaking experimental group Sonic Youth since its formation in 1981. It features the band’s collaborations with visual artists, filmmakers, designers and musicians, as well as a choice of other works selected by the band. Through the multidisciplinary
output of Sonic Youth and related works by other artists in the exhibition,
an alternative history of contemporary culture is being uncovered in which
the division between ‘high art’ and ‘low art’ is being called into question,
while issues are explored such as teenage rebellion, adolescent wanderlust,
gender, fame, fashion, sexuality, and religion.
The exhibition is initiated and curated by freelance curator Roland
Groenenboom in collaboration with the band and will be presented at LIFE,
St. Nazaire, France (from 17 June to 7 September 2008), MUSEION, Bolzano,
Italy (from 10 October 2008 to 4 January 2009), and Kunsthalle Düsseldorf,
Germany (31 January to 26 April 2009). Further venues are currently in
discussion, in Europe, the US and Asia.