This bilingual publication features a new, site- specific installation, Reasonable Music – an interactive environment consisting of ( text as ) sound and ( text as ) image. The components within this environment are derived from the processing of translating the Daoist text Daodejing. Insights from computational analysis on the text’s formal features are filtered through human intuition to generate a network of sonic and visual objects. As formal features progress along a chain of events, they are transformed, distorted, and take on new features.
Drawn largely from the Art Jameel Collection, Artist’s Rooms is a series of solo exhibitions by influential, innovative artists, with particular focus on practitioners from the Middle East, Asia and Africa. These capsule shows are collaborative and curated in dialogue with the artist.
About the Artist
Multidisciplinary artist Samson Young (b. 1979, Hong Kong; lives and works in Hong Kong) works in sound, performance, video and installation. He graduated with a PhD in Music Composition from Princeton University in 2013. In 2017, he represented Hong Kong at the 57th Venice Biennale. Other solo projects have been presented at the de Appel, Amsterdam; Kunsthalle Düsseldorf; Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh; Smart Museum of Art, Chicago; Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA), Manchester; M+ Pavilion, Hong Kong; Mori Art Museum, Tokyo; Ryosoku-in Temple, within the Kenninji Temple, Kyoto; and Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne; among others. Young’s work has been featured in group exhibitions at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Gropius Bau, Berlin; Performa 19 Biennial, New York; the 21st Biennale of Sydney; the 12th Shanghai Biennale; National Museum of Art, Osaka; National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA), Seoul; Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria; and documenta 14: documenta radio; among others. In 2020, he was awarded the inaugural Sigg Prize. His works are in the collections of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; M+ Museum, Hong Kong; Mori Art Museum, Tokyo; and Kadist, San Francisco.
About the Contributor
Orianna Cacchione Curator of Global Contemporary Art at the Smart Museum.
About Jameel Arts Centre
Jameel Arts Centre is an independent institution dedicated to exhibiting contemporary art to the public and engaging communities through learning, research and commissions. Founded and supported by Art Jameel, the Centre is located in Jaddaf Waterfront, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
About Art Jameel
Art Jameel is an organisation that supports artists and creative communities. Current initiatives include running heritage institutes and restoration programmes, plus a broad range of arts and educational initiatives for all ages. The organisation’s programmes foster the role of the arts in building open, connected communities; at a time of flux and dramatic societal shifts, this role is understood as more crucial than ever.