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Tangible/Intangible: The Sound of Sculpture

Tangible/Intangible: The Sound of Sculpture

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Commissioned in association with the Govett-Brewster’s 2018 exhibition Sensory Agents,
Tangible/Intangible: The Sound of Sculpture looks to sculptural practices that explicitly employ sound as a medium.


Scholar and curator Caleb Kelly explores the development of sound arts through sculptural form and installation practices. The practices that he investigates uncover a changing understanding of the nature of sculpture itself and a new perspective of the importance of the senses in our appreciation of the arts. Tangible/Intangible includes examples from a diverse range of international artists such as Laurie Anderson, Vicky Browne, Eric Demetriou Rafael Ferrer, Rebecca Horn, Paul Kos, Len Lye, Ross Manning, Max Neuhaus, Jean Tinguely, Takis and Pia van Gelder.


Tangible/Intangible: The Sound of Sculpture is published as part of the Govett-Brewster’s STATEMENTS series of commissioned essays.


CALEB KELLY is an academic, event director and curator working in the area of the sound arts. He is the author of Gallery Sound (Bloomsbury 2017) and is the the editor of Sound (MIT Press and Whitechapel Gallery 2011). Most recently Kelly curated Material Sound (2018) for MAMA in Albury and he is the curator of Sound Full: Sound in Contemporary Australian and New Zealand Art (2012/13), at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery and City Gallery Wellington. He is a senior academic at UNSW Art & Design.


Edited by Sarah Wall

STATEMENTS Series editor: Paul Brobbel
Publication Design: Kalee Jackson
Printed: Pivotal
ISBN: 978-1-98-854303-1
56 pages
11.6 x 17.9 cm

© 2020 Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, the artists, writers and contributors.


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