Finding a way to express silence
“Words in another language.”
Depending on your age, you may recognize the magnetic tape, vinyl records, and compact disks that Germany’s Gregor Hildebrandt brings together in paintings, sculptures, and installations to explore music, movies, and various subcultures. The unheard music imprinted on those materials allows the viewer to complete the works.
Hildebrandt studied at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz and the University of the Arts in Berlin. He has shown internationally, including at Galerie Perrotin in New York, Wentrup Gallery in Berlin, Sommer Contemporary Art in Tel Aviv, Almine Rech Gallery in Paris, and the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. Museums like the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Saarland Museum in Saarbrücken have collected his work, as have the Rubell Family Collection and the Margulies Collection in Miami, and the Burger Collection in Hong Kong. Hildebrandt’s work has appeared in Artforum, Les Inrockuptibles, i-D, Elle Decor, and l’Officiel Hommes.
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