Schering Stiftung

Exhibition 

Solo for Ayumi, Photo courtesy the artist and Esther Schipper, Berlin.

Solo for Ayumi, Photo courtesy the artist and Esther Schipper, Berlin.
Photo: Andrea Rossetti

Solo for Ayumi, Photo courtesy the artist and Esther Schipper, Berlin.

Solo for Ayumi, Photo courtesy the artist and Esther Schipper, Berlin.
Photo: Andrea Rossetti

Solo for Ayumi, Photo courtesy the artist and Esther Schipper, Berlin.

Solo for Ayumi, Photo courtesy the artist and Esther Schipper, Berlin.
Photo: Andrea Rossetti

Solo for Ayumi, Photo courtesy the artist and Esther Schipper, Berlin.

Solo for Ayumi, Photo courtesy the artist and Esther Schipper, Berlin.
Photo: Andrea Rossetti

Solo for Ayumi, Photo courtesy the artist and Esther Schipper, Berlin.

Solo for Ayumi, Photo courtesy the artist and Esther Schipper, Berlin.
Photo: Andrea Rossetti

Ari Benjamin Meyers: Solo for Ayumi

Performance-exhibition with book launch and panel discussion

Ari Benjamin Meyers: Solo for Ayumi

Performance-exhibition with book launch and panel discussion

Duration:

January 18 – January 19, 2020

Opening hours:

Saturday and Sunday, from 12 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Venue:

Schering Stiftung
Unter den Linden 32–34
10117 Berlin

Free admission, no registration required.


Ari Benjamin Meyers’ exhibition and performance “Solo for Ayumi” (2017) will be performed in the project room of the  Schering Foundation on January 18 and 19, 2020 from 12 (noon) to 6 p.m. in each case. Conceived in collaboration with violinist Ayumi Paul, it is one of the artist’s central works on the theme of memory – on a personal and musical level. A new interpretation of “Solo for Ayumi”, performed by violinist and dancer Manon Parent, will be presented for the first time in the project room of the Schering Foundation.

Since 2013 the trained composer and conductor Ari Benjamin Meyers has been developing music installations that are presented in art institutions all over the world. To this end, new compositions are created which are performed by professional musicians and performers, but also by amateurs in exhibition spaces and increasingly also in public spaces. Music becomes a social event through the activation and involvement of the audience in Meyers’ installations. On the other hand, memory, musical memory and the dialogue between composer and performer are central aspects of his artistic work.

The performance will be complemented by the presentation of Meyers’ recently published artist book “Tacet in Concert”, an accompanying publication to his solo exhibitions at Kunstverein Kassel and OGR Turin (both 2019). On the occasion of the book presentation there will be a conversation between neuropsychologist Daniela Sammler (Max Planck Institute for Cognitive and Neurosciences Leipzig) and Ari Benjamin Meyers, moderated by Christina Landbrecht, Program Director Art, and Katja Naie, Program Director Science and Managing Director of the Schering Foundation.

For more information on the panel discussion “Da Capo (Tacet in Concert)”, see below.

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Da Capo (Tacet in Concert) 

Panel discussion — January 18, 2020

January 18, 6:15 p.m. Presentation of Ari Benjamin Meyers' artist book "Tacet in Concert" and panel discussion with neuropsychologist Daniela Sammler

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Gallery

Ari Benjamin Meyers: Solo for Ayumi, performance exhibition, January 18, 2020
Ari Benjamin Meyers: Solo for Ayumi, performance exhibition, January 18, 2020
Ari Benjamin Meyers: Solo for Ayumi, performance exhibition, January 18, 2020
Ari Benjamin Meyers: Solo for Ayumi, performance exhibition, January 18, 2020
Ari Benjamin Meyers: Solo for Ayumi, performance exhibition, January 18, 2020
Ari Benjamin Meyers: Solo for Ayumi, performance exhibition, January 18, 2020
Ari Benjamin Meyers: Solo for Ayumi, performance exhibition, January 18, 2020
Ari Benjamin Meyers: Solo for Ayumi, performance exhibition, January 18, 2020
Ari Benjamin Meyers: Solo for Ayumi, performance exhibition, January 18, 2020
Ari Benjamin Meyers: Solo for Ayumi, performance exhibition, January 18, 2020
Ari Benjamin Meyers: Solo for Ayumi, performance exhibition, January 18, 2020
Ari Benjamin Meyers: Solo for Ayumi, performance exhibition, January 18, 2020
Ari Benjamin Meyers: Solo for Ayumi, performance exhibition, January 18, 2020
Ari Benjamin Meyers: Solo for Ayumi, performance exhibition, January 18, 2020
Ari Benjamin Meyers: Solo for Ayumi, performance exhibition, January 18, 2020
Ari Benjamin Meyers: Solo for Ayumi, performance exhibition, January 18, 2020
Ari Benjamin Meyers: Solo for Ayumi, performance exhibition, January 18, 2020
Ari Benjamin Meyers: Solo for Ayumi, performance exhibition, January 18, 2020
Ari Benjamin Meyers: Solo for Ayumi, performance exhibition, January 18, 2020
Ari Benjamin Meyers: Solo for Ayumi, performance exhibition, January 18, 2020
Ari Benjamin Meyers: Solo for Ayumi, performance exhibition, January 18, 2020
Ari Benjamin Meyers: Solo for Ayumi, performance exhibition, January 18, 2020
Ari Benjamin Meyers: Solo for Ayumi, performance exhibition, January 18, 2020
Ari Benjamin Meyers: Solo for Ayumi, performance exhibition, January 18, 2020
Ari Benjamin Meyers: Solo for Ayumi, performance exhibition, January 18, 2020
Ari Benjamin Meyers: Solo for Ayumi, performance exhibition, January 18, 2020
Ari Benjamin Meyers: Solo for Ayumi, performance exhibition, January 18, 2020
Ari Benjamin Meyers: Solo for Ayumi, performance exhibition, January 18, 2020
Ari Benjamin Meyers: Solo for Ayumi, performance exhibition, January 18, 2020
Ari Benjamin Meyers: Solo for Ayumi, performance exhibition, January 18, 2020
Ari Benjamin Meyers: Solo for Ayumi, performance exhibition, January 18, 2020
Ari Benjamin Meyers: Solo for Ayumi, performance exhibition, January 18, 2020
Ari Benjamin Meyers: Solo for Ayumi, performance exhibition, January 18, 2020
Ari Benjamin Meyers: Solo for Ayumi, performance exhibition, January 18, 2020
Ari Benjamin Meyers: Solo for Ayumi, performance exhibition, January 18, 2020

Ari Benjamin Meyers

Solo for Ayumi

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Publication

Ari Benjamin Meyers on "Solo for Ayumi" 

"Solo for Ayumi" is a further step in confronting the different roles that an object might have, visually and
physically, in relationship to music, as well as ways of displaying and performing music in an exhibition. What is Ayumi actually playing: the objects, scores or a memory?

Off the Record. Artist and composer Ari Benjamin Meyers on exhibiting music, by Ari Benjamin Meyers and Pablo Larios, in: Frieze, 15. August 2017.

Partners 

In cooperation with Esther Schipper Berlin. Photos and text courtesy the artist and Esther Schipper, Berlin.

Esther Schipper

The speakers 

Ari Benjamin Meyers was born in 1972 in New York. He lives and works in Berlin.
Ari Benjamin Meyers’ work explores structures and processes that redefine the performative, social, and ephemeral nature of music. His compositions and performances seek to challenge the relationship between performer and audience.
Trained as a composer and conductor at The Juilliard School, Yale University, and The Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University, Meyers became more widely known in the context of the visual and performative arts in 2007 as musical director and conductor of the group exhibition Il Tempo del Postino (Manchester International Festival, 2007, and Art Basel, 2009).
Selected projects and solo exhibitions include: Kunsthalle for Music, Witte de With, Rotterdam (2018); Changing of the Guard, Schauspielhaus Bochum (2018); Symphony 80 (with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra), Lenbachhaus, Munich (2017), An exposition, not an exhibition, Spring Workshop, Hong Kong (2017), Who’s Afraid of Sol La Ti? (Invention I), Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin (2016), Symphony X (Installation Version), KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2015), Untitled for Choir (Beating Time), Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin (2015), New Initiative for Europe, Akademie der Künste, Berlin (2014), Chamber Music (Vestibule), Berlinische Galerie, Berlin (2013-2014).

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Manon Parent is a dancer, musician, composer, and choreographer based in Berlin. After studying contemporary dance and classical violin at Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris (CNSM), she began to deal with the issue of the relationship between sound and movement. The potential of the dialogue between art forms is for her a priority and a primordial source of interest, thus she works with very different dance styles and musical forms of expression. Parent currently collaborates with artists such as Ioannis Mandafounis, Sergiu Matis, Kareth Schaffer, Alma Toaspern, Ari Benjamin Meyers, Margot Dorléans, Roni Katz, Laurent Durupt, Jean P'ark, and Anders Christophersen.

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