This past spring, the Danish Museet for Samtids Kunst acknowledged the hard-won singularity of countryman Jacob Kirkegaard by granting him his first solo exhibition, Earside Out.
A carefully random scattering of chairs filled ISSUE Project Room’s Beaux-Arts style theater last Friday night. With the ability to sit facing any direction, choosing the optimal seat felt crucial, though there was no indication as to which way was best. The sole light source, a blue spotlight illuminating the chandelier, cast the room in a cerulean haze.
The Museum of Modern Art’s first foray into a group exhibition of sound art, Soundings: A Contemporary Score succeeds in delivering a heterogenous — if uneven — perspective on a challenging medium.
This Saturday, August 9, the Museum of Modern Art will open its first major exhibition of sound art. Soundings: A Contemporary Score presents work by sixteen contemporary artists who use sound, whether as an exclusive medium or in combination with video, installation, painting, sculpture, and more. One of those artists is Jacob Kirkegaard, who’s showing his piece “Aion” (2006), a recording of some of the abandoned spaces of Chernobyl.