Turner Prize Winner Susan Philipsz Opens Exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art


CHICAGO, IL.- Susan Philipsz, recent winner of the prestigious 2010 Turner Prize, presents a newly commissioned sound installation, We Shall Be All, along with The Internationale at an exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), Chicago, from February 26 to June 5, 2011. Philipsz’s performative sound works echo the history, literature, and music of their sites. For her exhibition, strategically placed audio speakers project her voice singing The Internationale (1999) in the atrium, and We Shall Be All in the fourth-floor galleries. For her a cappella recordings, Philipsz deliberately selects particular pieces of music to reinterpret vocally and then separates the multiple audio tracks so that the “viewers” experience different voices as they move through a space. Philipsz said about her work We Shall Be All at the MCA Chicago, “Against the backdrop of the modernist architecture of the city, I see the voice as a