Edouard Malingue Gallery is delighted to share Samson Young's (b. 1979, Hong Kong) first solo exhibition in the UK at Talbot Rice Gallery. 'Real Music' is presented in conjunction with Edinburgh Art Festival 2019 and will include a catalogue co-published with Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne, where the exhibition will travel in 2020. 'Real Music' is a provocation to unfix notions of authenticity in music, sculpture and society. In developing this exhibition, Young collaborated closely with the Next Generation Sound Synthesis (NESS) research group within the University of Edinburgh, utilising systems that model and predict how virtual instruments would sound in a specific environment.
Real Music will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue co-produced with MUMA, Melbourne and published by Koenig Books, London, to be launched at the opening of Edinburgh Arts Festival. The exhibition has been curated by Tessa Giblin, Director of Talbot Rice Gallery, and Charlotte Day, Director of Monash University Museum of Art.
Commissioned by Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh; Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne with support from The Keir Foundation. Supported by Creative Scotland, Edinburgh College of Art, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, Edouard Malingue Gallery and the Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre (vA!), Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government.