[Translate to English:] Susan Philipsz
Susan Philipsz is known for her site-specific works and her keen awareness of the spaces in which she exhibits. For decades after its partial destruction in 1945, the Lipsiusbau remained unused as an exhibition space. Its reconstruction was completed in 2005, with evidence of the destruction left visible, contrasting strikingly with the renovated parts of the building: Rather than hiding historical layers, they have been made an openly legible part of each room. Resulting from this are architectural fissures at which past and present come into contact. With the completion of the Kunsthalle im Lipsiusbau, Dresden regained an impressive venue for art exhibitions, whose mandate is the exploration of contemporary artistic work. The expansive sound installation by Susan Philipsz will play on twelve loudspeakers positioned throughout the main hall. In this way, the artist is reconnecting to the difficult history of the Lipsiusbau and creating a bridge to the present. In an interplay of sound and space, the composition finds expression in a new context.