Wednesday, 20 May 2009


No rock band can be completely fulfilled without an art museum show, and the groundbreaking No Wave band Sonic Youth is getting a blow-out exhibition this summer. “Sonic Youth etc.: Sensational Fix,” May 30-Sept. 20, 2009, at the Malmö Konsthall in Malmö, Sweden, features album covers, flyers, fanzines, posters, and writings by band members, as well as photos of the band by artists such as Sofia Coppola, Richard Kern and James Welling. “Sensational Fix” includes works by numerous artists connected in one way or another to the band, ranging from Beats like Allen Ginsberg and William S. Burroughs to West Coast artists such as Mike Kelley and Raymond Pettibon to New York artists including Vito Acconci, Rita Ackermann, Cindy Sherman and Reena Spaulings. The show also includes a pavilion designed by Dan Graham, presenting Sonic Youth’s complete audio output along with recordings of other bands. The show is organized by Dutch curator Roland Groenenboom in collaboration with Sonic Youth, and was produced by LiFE in St. Nazaire, and the Museion in Bolzano, in collaboration with Kunsthalle Düsseldorf.

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