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The Sound of Art

Art Fag City/Paddy Johnson
31.5 × 32.5 × 0.1 cm
, Vinyl

Curated by Paddy Johnson and Michelle Halabura

A survey of the sound of art created through audio samples taken from New York’s galleries, museums and project spaces over the last five years and divided into SIDE BROOKLYN and SIDE MANHATTAN. This album documents everything from video art to performance pieces, noise to melody, recitation to wordless grunts. He also offers these sounds for anyone to remix and reuse, mash up, Auto-tune, chop and screw up thereby challenging the art world’s inclination towards rarity and control. Johnson developed this project in accordance with Jasper Johns’ description of the art-making process: “Do something, do something to that, and then do something to that.”

The Sound of Art is a limited edition vinyl LP that features forty tracks of sampled sounds which have been donated by a large spectrum of artists and venues throughout New York City – including the addition of Internet artists, as “wild cards” on this album.


MANHATTAN: Petra Cortright (Internet), Jennie C. Jones, (Sikemma Jenkins) Moyra Davey, (Orchard47) Eli Hansen (Maccarone), Ted Riederer (Marianne Boesky), Cliff Evans, (Luxe Gallery), LoVid, (LMCC), Marcin Ramocki (MOMA), Shannon Plumb (Sarah Melzer Gallery), Cardiff and Miller, (Luhring Augustine), John Fahey (AVA), Miriam Stern (Yshivah University), Jennifer Schmidt (Elizabeth Foundation Project Space), Carolina A. Miranda (Armory show), Tyler Jacobson and Chris Anderson (Canada), Tom Thayor (White Columns), Luke Murphy (Canada), Joel Holmberg (New Museum), Lawrence Weiner (Whitney Museum)

BROOKLYN: Andre Avelas, (Abrons Art Center), Aron Namenwirth (artMovingProjects), Damien Catera (Hogar Collection), Andy Graydon (LMAK Projects), Sonny Smith (Cinders Gallery), Paul Slocum (artMovingProjects), Heidi Neubauer-Winterburn (Louis V. E.S.P.), Eric Laska (Diapason), Elena Wen (AIR Gallery), Joe McKay (Vertexlist), Laura Parnes, (Internet), Heather Dewey (Issue Project Room), Peter Doble (English Kills), Douglas Henderson (Pierogi), Robert McNeil (MonkeyTown), Erick Zuenskes (Real Fine Arts), Wayne Hodge (Fivemyles), Ranjit Bhatnagar and Nick Yulman (Coney Island Museum), Lara Kohl (PS.1), Mike Koller and MTAA (McCarren Park), Brainstormers (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Center).

Numbered edition of 500. This is item part of a limited edition of 50 that includes a signed and numbered Michael Smith print

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