Sound Collection Guy Schraenen

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The internationally most important and extensive collection on sound art is dedicated to the fascinating interweaving of visual and acoustic works in the field of visual art. Vinyl artists' records are the main focus. The Sound Collection Guy Schraenen encompasses the entire cosmos of sound works by visual artists and their cover designs in an appealing 31x31 cm format. Guy Schraenen built up the collection with a sure sense for current trends in sound art in all its facets.

The outstanding art and cultural-historical significance of the Sound Collection is based on its overarching completeness and uniqueness, its special significance for Germany, its cultural-historical relevance in the interdisciplinary field of pop culture, art, music, literature and design, its special art-historical manifestation of 20th century acoustic art as well as an 'indirectly' presented media history.

This online platform presents excerpts from the collection as a compilation of exemplary works from the Sound Collection. Periodically, between April 6, 2018 and the end of 2019, a sound work will be presented and released for public access and listening via this platform. The platform thus offers a small, continuously growing overview of the diverse expressions of sound art.

The renowned Sound Collection Guy Schraenen was acquired at the beginning of 2018 for the Center for Artists' Publications, which is unique in its kind. The Kulturstiftung der Länder and the Karin and Uwe Hollweg Foundation made the purchase of the world-renowned Sound Collection possible. In addition to the purchase, the Karin and Uwe Hollweg Foundation is funding the indexing, digitization, and dissemination of works from the Sound Collection, including through this website.

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Exhibition conception:
Anne Thurmann-Jajes
Anne Thurmann-Jajes
Peter Sämann (online exhibition)