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Susan Philipsz

Susan Philipsz was born in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1965. Philipsz’s work explores the psychological and sculptural dimensions of sound, with recordings of her voice and a variety of reworked musical compositions. Interested in the power of sound to trigger emotion, Philipsz responds to the architecture and history of the spaces in which her pieces are installed; her works prompt introspection and an examination of personal and collective memories, losses, and yearnings.


Preview: Susan Philipsz Captures the Delicate Sounds of Human Breath

August 29, 2018

Susan Philipsz introduces the ideas behind her “War Damaged Musical Instruments” sound-based project in this preview of the upcoming Berlin episode from Season 9 of the Art in the Twenty-First Century television series. Shown recording a musician playing a bullet-pierced 19th-century bugle, Philipsz notes the fragility of the sound produced when blowing wind through the instrument. “It […]


Event: Screening and Conversation with Susan Philipsz

October 12, 2018

Join Art21 for a special film screening and conversation with Susan Philipsz. Recently featured in Season 9 of Art21’s Art in the Twenty-First Century series, Philipsz explores the psychological and sculptural dimensions of sound, creating reworked musical compositions that respond to the architecture and history of specific spaces. Guests are invited to preview Philipsz’s exhibition, A […]




September 17, 2018