Learning to Listen

• Thu 27 04 2023 •
with Yilmaz Dziewior


Every last Thursday of each month, the ADKDW invites you to a joint listening session at the Kompakt Record Store of the legendary Cologne label for electronic music. In each session, an invited guest will play selected songs, song fragments, or instrumentals and discusses them from a personal, music-historical, and/or political point of view.

Yilmaz Dziewior is director of the Museum Ludwig in Cologne since February 2015. Previously, he was the director of the Kunsthaus Bregenz (KUB) from 2009, a venue which places itself as a leading role in the contemporary arts in Europe. In 2022, he curated the German contribution for the 59th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia. Prior to his work in Bregenz, he was the director of the Kunstverein in Hamburg for eight years and, in parallel, taught as a professor of art theory at the Hochschule für bildende Künste. From 1996 to 1999 he worked as a freelancer for the Museum Ludwig. In 1997, he curated a project with Sarah Lucas and was responsible for the contemporary section of the exhibition "Kunstwelten im Dialog. From Gauguin to the Global Present” in 1999. Dziewior's texts have appeared regularly in "Artforum" (New York), "Camera Austria" (Graz) and "Texte zur Kunst" (Berlin). He has edited over 50 books and catalogs on 20th and 21st century art and has written catalog essays for institutions such as the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, and Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

Learning to Listen Series
In radio broadcasts, podcasts and live events, Learning to Listen deals with forms of listening and non-listening - and the knowledge that can be drawn from them. The main aim of Learning to Listen is to initiate didactic processes intended to help us understand why certain sounds, songs, and narratives are heard and others are not. Together we will reflect on our internalized ways of thinking, of learning to listen and to un-learn.

27 04 2023 / 19:30
Kompakt Record Store, Werderstr. 15 - 19, 50672 Cologne, Germany
In German and English language
Admission free of charge

(c) Melanie Zahn (c) Falko Alexander

Eine Kooperation von Akademie der Künste der Welt (ADKDW) und Kompakt.