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Florian Hecker / John McCracken

Catalogue, 2016
14.0 × 21.0cm, 44 pages 

14.0 × 21.0cm
44 pages
Illustrations in black and white
German / English

Edited by:
Sandro Droschl, Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien Graz, 2016

With texts by:
Christian Egger und João Ribas

Concept and graphic design:
NORM, Zürich

Exhibition views by:
Markus Krottendorfer

Sternberg Press, Berlin


This publication has been supported by Florian Hecker, Christian Egger und João Ribas; Collection S.M.A.K., Stredelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Gent; Nicolas Logsdail, London; Titze Collection; Galerie Neu, Berlin; Sadie Coles HQ, London; David Zwirner, New York / London; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, Wien; Edinburgh College of Art, The University of Edinburgh; Robin Mackay; Bogdan Alexe; Vittorio Ferrari; NORM, Zürich

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The catalog was published on the occasion of the exhibition Florian Hecker / John McCracken (1.31.20153.5.2015) at Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien.

The publication documents the attempt to survey the main white cube exhibition space as an experiential space with a special view to the differences and hierarchies of seeing and hearing by a dialogically complementary dual showing of the German artist and computer composer Florian Hecker and the American sculptor John McCracken. The exhibition defined a framework, where a shifting of the boundary and contact zones in which sculpture and sound interacted could be immediately aesthetically experienced within a space and the visitor could become sensitized to the conditions, qualities, and intensities of the two mediatic forms.


Participating artists

Florian Hecker

*1975 Augsburg, lives in Edinburgh and Vienna

studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich. He develops computer-generated audio installations that revolve around the subjective dimension of sounds and address space, time and self-perception. His works have been shown at the Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris (2014), the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2013) and at Documenta 13, Kassel (2012).

John McCracken

*1934 Berkeley, California, †2011 in New York City

studied painting at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland. He had exhibitions at the Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach (2015), at David Zwirner, New York (2013), at the Hamburger Bahnhof — Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin (2013) and at the Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Gent (2004).