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     AMBITUS. Art and Music today

Exhibition opening: September 8, 6:00 pm


In the course of the past decades the coexistence of the visual arts and music on an equal footing has resulted in a large number of artists whose work cannot be clearly allocated to only one of the two disciplines. Kunstmuseum Magdeburg presents these different themes concerning art and music by way of numerous examples from the fields of sculpture, installation and video in a major survey exhibition.

The title Ambitus means in music the vocal range of a voice or an instrument and stands for the range or the distance between the highest and the lowest note. In the exhibition AMBITUS. Art and music today the range shows the diversity and variety of the participative artists and works of art.


Various artists will be involved in the exhibition, e.g.: Werner Amann, Cory Arcangel, Eberhard Blum, Candice Breitz, Robbie Cornelissen, William Engelen, Jonas Englert, Douglas Henderson and David Henderson, Annika Kahrs, Rainer Kohlberger, Christina Kubisch, Kaffe Matthews, Bjørn Melhus, Michaela Melián, Haroon Mirza, People Like Us (Vicki Bennett), Ute Pleuger, Anri Sala, Marc Sabat and Mareike Lee, Yehudit Sasportas, Per Olaf Schmidt und Sebastian Neubauer, Richard T. Walker.


The interaction and co-operation of varous musicak and stylistic tendencies of contemporary art will hence be the focus of the exhibition, of the concerts in the Haus der Musik (Gesellschaftshaus) venue in the Kloster-Berge-Garten and of the Water Walk in the public space aling the Elbe on September 8.


Prelude: June 24, 5:00 pm

We cordially invite everyone to the concert of AUDITIVVOKAL Dresden as a prelude to the exhibition AMBITUS. Art and Music today, bringing art and music into dialogue with pieces by John Cage, Morton Feldman, Michael Edward Edgerton, Arne Sanders, Amir Shpilman and music from the 13th century.

Exhibition opening: September 8, 6.00 pm | Water Walk: September 8, 7.00 pm

The exibition opening and the Long Night including the Water Walk (along the river Elbe in the heart of the city Magdeburg between the Kunstmusuem Magdeburg and the Haus der Musik - Gesellschaftshaus) take place on September 8.