Tal Isaac Hadad's piano in Mac-LyonPublished January 18th 2019, 09:09

Tal Isaac Hadad's piano in Mac-Lyon

The Musée d’art contemporain de Lyon offers Tal Isaac Hadad his first monographic exhibition in France. It will feature an ensemble of works and sound performances generated from new forms of exchange with the public.

Tal Isaac Hadad is a young French visual artist. His sound art is constructed from an analysis of listening experiences and musical objects. His approach, which mostly begins with an observation of the musical scene or from the presence of sound in public spaces, is evocative of that of an ethnomusicologist. He is interested in the therapeutic, social and artistic dimensions of music.

His performances generate an array of auditory sensations amongst listeners that provoke a large range of emotions. It is the latter, naturally present in the context of a concert hall or an opera, which he restitutes and decomposes in the space of the museum in order to invite the public to become aware of it. Récital pour un masseur for example communicates through song the physical sensation of the singers being massaged. The performance Through you generates a sense of excitement and nervousness.
The exhibition makes use of a large community of singers, choirs and therapists. This subversion of therapeutic and musical functions is also reflected in the transformation of musical instruments, i.e., the transformation of a piano in a certain piece done with the aid of piano makers.

Tal Isaac Hadad participated in the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2010 and the FIAC 2012 in Paris. He was invited to the Marrakech Biennale in 2013 and to the Philharmonie de Paris in 2014. In May 2017, he created work for the Opéra de Montpellier with the event Ouverture, a programme of performances for choirs and soloists, including the piece Récital pour un masseur programmed at the São Paulo Biennale until 9 December 2018 and presented in 2019 at the National Gallery in Singapore.