Christina Kubisch

  • Shelly Silver, in complete world, 2008, still from a color video, 53 minutes.


    To take stock of the past year, Artforum contacted an international group of artists to find out which exhibitions were, in their eyes, the very best of 2008.


    James Coleman, Background, 1991–94 (Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin) Existential photo-novel? Soap opera? Mail-order-catalogue photo shoot? Coleman’s installations, pairing slide projection with synchronized audio, don’t lend themselves to easy categorization. In Background, shown at the Irish Museum of Modern Art this year, the male narrator’s voice adds to the general dislocation, straining earnestly to convey some sort

  • Christina Kubisch


    1 Eliane Radigue, Naldjorlank The first entirely acoustic composition by the pioneer of electroacoustic music, whose work explores the sonorities of the cello in complex and surprising ways. This piece was created in collaboration with Charles Curtis, who also performed it at Berlin’s Interface festival.

    2 Maryanne Amacher, Gravity—Music for Sound Joined Rooms Series A ninety-minute installation in the form of a “sound screening” made for the tower of a former baroque church in the center of Berlin (now Singuhr-Hörgalerie in Parochial, a gallery for sound art), whose