Peter Ablinger Artist Talk: “Complementary Art”

 Jan 27, 2020, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
 Columbia College

623 S Wabash Ave, room 109 (Hokins Lecture Hall) Chicago, IL 60605

ARTIST TALK: “Complementary Art”

Peter Ablinger: “From the different modes of operation of art I prefer the one of setting a frame—not to fill it, but only to set it, as a suggestion, as an invitation to perception. Within the frame, something appears that is not art itself, but is made visible by it. The simplest example of this is the rectangle I shape with my fingers to enclose a frame. The rectangle is that which is made, staged: art, my suggestion for perception. But what you see through the rectangle is: the world?—maybe the world from a certain point of view. So the complement of art might be—and at least in this case be: the positive, the given.”

This event is part of MUSIC’S OVER: Listening with Peter Ablinger, a 9-day residency threading a series of talks, composition seminars, and experimental discussions in between multiple performance events featuring world premieres and internationally renowned ensembles, who will render Ablinger’s work alone and alongside other artists who enjoy his influence. The Richard and Mary L. Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry, in partnership with Goethe-Institut Chicago,  is thrilled to kick off the inaugural week of the new Gray Sound series with Peter Ablinger’s first visit to Chicago.