This winter the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf will present the first institutional solo exhibition in Germany and Europe by the Hong Kong artist Samson Young (*1979). Samson Young studied music, philosophy, and gender studies at the University of Sydney and earned his doctorate in composition at Princeton. From this audio-based perspective he designs not only music but also installations, performances, drawings, walks, and films. His musical and sculptural works often include very concrete historical references and deal with places of conflict. Each of his projects entails a large amount of investigation and field research. Sounds and music are used as a vehicle for the reappraisal and representation of historical events, but are also the core of an independent aesthetic experience that requires no further explanations.
Curated by Jasmina Merz.