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THE ART OF MUSIC More than ever music and art are directly linked by their similar creative approach evolving in the same way through records, posters and flyers artwork. Art gives music a visual dimension as much as music can illustrate art, both linked by a common global image and culture, each complementing the other. As its title simply says The Art of Music brings together fifteen international artists to exhibit their visual interpretation of music... However good the music is a record will never be a great record, as much as a band will never become an iconic band, without a graphic universe that fits with the music. Without records, posters and flyers artwork, each music style would not have any specific visual identity. From psychedelic rock to rave through to death metal, punk or hip hop, music has brought many talen-

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ted artists to the limelight. In the same manner, many artists such as Peter Saville, Pushead and Raymond Pettibon gave music artists and record labels another dimension, bringing them to their now legendary status. Nowadays, record covers, concert posters and party flyers are viewed as a modern canvas by the artists enabling them to express their work and making it travel from hand to hand outside of the traditional art world. Ill-Studio’s Thomas Subreville has invited these influential artists, each with individual musical influences and consequently varied ways in which to illustrate it, to celebrates this art of music taking it temporarily from people’s hands to being exhibited in a gallery space...

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The Art of Music reflects upon the profound influence that music has on art and simultaneously art has on music and recognises their common creative approach. The leading idea of the show emphasises the fact that artists tastes in music are always strongly related to their work, illustrated in the exhibitions main focus : the imaginary concert posters wall.

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Each artist has been asked to design the poster for the concert of his dream, including the line-up of choice and in any venue imaginable whether existing or not. Each individual artist’s musical influences and consequently diverse ways of illustrating them, oers a wide range of imaginary concerts musically, visually and even geographically.

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Sanghon Kim

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Ryan Waller

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Stefan Marx

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Smal & Paze

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La Boca

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Artus de LavillĂŠon

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Museum Studio

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Steven & John Harrington

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Josh Petherick

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In order of appearance : La Boca, Sanghon Kim, Artus de LavillĂŠon, ill-studio, Ryan Waller, P.A.M, Josh Petherick, Museum Studio, DIY, Alter, Steven Harrington, French, So-Me, Smal & Paze, Stefan Marx.

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An exhibition curated by THOMAS SUBREVILLE / ILL-STUDIO For further information : Catalogue published in occasion of the exhibition THE ART OF MUSIC at the SCION Space in Los Angeles, CA. SEPT. 06 - 27, 2008 SCION Installation L.A. 3521 Helms Ave. (at National) . Culver City, CA . Gallery Phone: 310.815.8840

Supported by SCION & SIXPACK FRANCE All rights reserved

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The Art of Music