Anri Sala: Answer Me
Exhibition, New Museum, New York, USA.
Highlighting Sala’s continuing interest in how sound and music can engage architecture and history, the exhibition features extensive multichannel audio and video installations that unfold across the three gallery levels, in a symphonic experience specific to the New Museum. In his early video works, Sala used documentary strategies to examine life after communism in his native Albania, observing the role of language and memory in narrating social and political histories. Since the early 2000s, his video works have probed the psychological effects of acoustic experiences, embracing both music and sound as languages capable of conjuring up images, rousing nostalgia, and communicating emotions.