The Vinyl Factory and 180 Studios present REVERB exhibition

REVERB features 17 audiovisual installations including new works by Es Devlin and Theaster Gates, plus Devon Turnbull’s Listening Room.

Theaster Gates, Devon Turnbull, Caterina Barbieri, Jeremy Deller, Carsten Nicolai, Es Devlin and Virgil Abloh all feature as part of REVERB, a major multimedia exhibition exploring the intersection of art and sound curated by The Vinyl Factory, now open at 180 Studios until 28 September, 2024. Tickets are on sale now.

The largest show of its kind, REVERB brings together over 100 artists and musicians working across visual arts, music, film and live performance. The exhibition showcases the breadth of The Vinyl Factory’s commissions and collaborations over the past 20 years, including site-specific audio-visual installations and sonic experiences from artists including Theaster Gates, Es Devlin and Julianknxx.

Stan Douglas, Luanda-Kinshasa, 180 Studios, 2024. Photography: Jack Hems
Ben Kelly, 100 Records, 180 Studios, 2024. Photography: Jack Hems

REVERB also features UK premieres of artworks by Kahlil Joseph, Stan Douglas, Virgil Abloh and Cecilia Bengolea, as well as installations by Caterina Barbieri, Jeremy Deller, William Kentridge, Jenn Nkiru, Hito Steyerl, Carsten Nicolai and Gabriel Moses.

Hi-Fi Listening Room Dream No.1, created by and programmed with New York artist Devon Turnbull, creates a meditative space within the exhibition to listen to vinyl with an evolving programme of unheard music, including exclusive test pressings and studio outtakes. 

Kahlil Joseph, BLKNWS, 180 Studios, 2024. Photography: Jack Hems
Es Devlin, Screenshare, 180 Studios, 2024. Photography: Jack Hems

A wide-ranging programme of live performances and talks will also take place alongside the exhibition. A new work by Theaster Gates, Amplified, will exist as a sonic installation during the day and transform into a space that hosts live performances by night, with shows by established and emerging musicians recorded and pressed direct-to-disc on The Vinyl Factory Lathe.

100 vinyl records created by artists and released by The Vinyl Factory are also be on display in a new space designed by Ben Kelly. These include releases by Nan Goldin, Arthur Jafa, Pipilotti Rist, William Kentridge, Mica Levi, Marina Abramovic, Grace Jones, Yussef Dayes, Es Devlin, Fred Again, Thom Yorke, Ragnar Kjartansson, Massive Attack, Pet Shop Boys, Maurizio Cattelan, Daft Punk, The xx, Rachel Rose, Kojey Radical, Taryn Simon and more.

Tickets for REVERB are on sale now.

REVERB

180 Studios
180 The Strand, London, WC2R 1EA
22 May – 28 September 2024

10am – 7pm, Wednesday – Sunday

Lead image: Carsten Nicolai, Bausatz Noto, 180 Studios, 2024. Photography: Jack Hems

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