Lee Ranaldo

August 27th opening and concert

Exhibition: Vinyl Record Drypoint Prints from 6 to 9PM
Curated by Luciano Chessa
August 27 – September 10 2022

Concert: In Virus Times August 27th at 7PM

NOME is pleased to announce a concert and exhibition by the American musician and visual artist Lee Ranaldo on August 27th. The vernissage will last from 6-9 pm and at 7pm Ranaldo will perform his composition In Virus Times, an instrumental acoustic piece in four parts that explores the sense of motionless time through sparse, meandering melodies and spacious chordal drones.

In his artwork, Ranaldo uses old vinyl records as plates for drypoint engraving – scratching directly on the vinyl surface and then printing the results. His exhibition Vinyl Record Drypoint Prints will present a series of prints related to In Virus Times that includes, among other images, a work based on an electron microscope shot of the Covid-19 virus.

In Virus Times and Vinyl Record Drypoint Prints are the inaugural events in the multi-part sonic project entitled Sounds and Traces, which is curated by the artist, musician, and music historian Luciano Chessa. More information about the program follows at the close of the text.

Lee Ranaldo is a musician, composer, visual artist, writer, producer. Ranaldo was a founding member of Sonic Youth, from their debut in 1981 until they disbanded in 2011. His artworks and videos have recently been exhibited in gallery and museum shows in Porto, Halifax, Miami, Tampa, Vienna, Prague, Gent, Bratislava, Auckland, Salt Lake City, Austin, Brooklyn, at the VOLTA fair in Manhattan and in Menen, Belgium. He has been an artist-in-Residence: at CNEAI, Paris (2007, 2008); NSCAD, Halifax, Nova Scotia (2013); Villa Arson, Nice, France (2014).

Luciano Chessa is an Italian musician, artist, and music historian. He has been commissioned multiple times by the Performa Biennial, and in 2014 he presented three events at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum as part of the exhibition Italian Futurism, 1909-1944: Reconstructing the Universe.

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