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Tan Dun, ‘Other Future (Installation view)’, 2015, 56th Venice Biennale
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Other Future (Installation view), 2015

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Venice
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56th Venice Biennale
Venice
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Chinese Pavilion designed by OMA Asia.

Chinese Pavilion designed by OMA Asia.

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Photo by Alex John Beck for Artsy
Tan Dun
Chinese, b. 1957
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Tan Dun, who is an accomplished composer and musician as well as a mixed-media artist, uses his artistic practice to give visual form to sound. In fact, he calls his art projects “Visual Music”, and many produce sounds. These works are extensions not only of musical compositions, but also sounds from Tan’s childhood, melodies from rituals, and sounds from the natural world. John Cage once said that Tan’s compositions pick up on sounds that are “central to the nature in which live but to which we have too long not listened.” One of Tan’s most famous series was created in 2004, from abandoned pianos that Tan stripped and rebuilt such that only the original soundboard was intact, allowing the objects to function as unique instruments.

Tan Dun, ‘Other Future (Installation view)’, 2015, 56th Venice Biennale
Tan Dun, ‘Other Future (Installation view)’, 2015, 56th Venice Biennale
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About the work
Exhibition history
56th Venice Biennale
Venice
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Chinese Pavilion designed by OMA Asia.

Chinese Pavilion designed by OMA Asia.

Medium
Installation
Image rights
Photo by Alex John Beck for Artsy
Tan Dun
Chinese, b. 1957
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Tan Dun, who is an accomplished composer and musician as well as a mixed-media artist, uses his artistic practice to give visual form to sound. In fact, he calls his art projects “Visual Music”, and many produce sounds. These works are extensions not only of musical compositions, but also sounds from Tan’s childhood, melodies from rituals, and sounds from the natural world. John Cage once said that Tan’s compositions pick up on sounds that are “central to the nature in which live but to which we have too long not listened.” One of Tan’s most famous series was created in 2004, from abandoned pianos that Tan stripped and rebuilt such that only the original soundboard was intact, allowing the objects to function as unique instruments.

Other Future (Installation view), 2015

Location
Venice
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