NEWS///SONIC YOUTH ANNOUNCE TRAVELING ART SHOW…

February 15, 2008  |  Uncategorized

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Sonic cover art by (clockwise from upper left): Gerhard Richter, Mike Kelley, Raymond Pettibon, and Richard Prince...

According to NY MAGAZINE's Fiona Byrne , SONIC YOUTH founder THURSTON MOORE has announced plans to create a retrospective museum art show incorporating work from all the band's contributing artists over the years including Mike Kelley, Raymond Pettibon, Chris Wool, Richard Prince, and Gerhard Richter, to name a few. The as-yet unnamed show will travel the world over the course of several years, beginning in the French city of Saint-Nazaire in June of this year with a potential stop at the Whitney Museum in NYC being considered:

"We're putting together this museum show that's utilizing all the artists that we've worked with on different covers and concepts, and that's going to happen for two or three years," said Moore. "It's going to happen in young museums, there's one outside of Paris, there's one in Malmö, Sweden," he added. "It's going to be a lot of artwork by a lot of artists that we've worked with through the years, people like Chris Wool, Dan Graham, Vito Acconci.”

Upping the ante is Moore's claim that Sonic Youth will perform at each opening of the art tour, lest any viewer forget that it's called "rock art" for a reason...

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