New York

View of “Gregor Hildebrandt,” 2018. Photo: Dario Lasagni.

Gregor Hildebrandt

Perrotin | New York

If unheard melodies are sweet, as John Keats says, there was abundant sweetness in the imposing “total environment” Gregor Hildebrandt realized for his second New York exhibition. The Berlin-based artist has long specialized in outdated recording media—most notably cassette tapes and vinyl records—focusing not on their capacity for storing and conveying sound, but instead employing them as mute materials, elements with which to create paintings and sculptures that have music buried within them. The choice of media would seem restrictive, but by showing the impressive range of formal effects he can draw from them, Hildebrandt justified the biblically resonant title he gave his exhibition, “In meiner Wohnung gibt es viele Zimmer” (In My Apartment, There Are Many Rooms).

The exhibition really did have rooms, with freestanding walls made from thousands of LPs that were folded into bowl-shaped

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