Bernhard Leitner

Internationally recognized as a pioneer of sound and space art, Bernhard Leitner (born in 1938 in Feldkirch, Austria) is one of the most regarded artists in this new area of time- based plastic arts. Since the late 1960s, Leitner has been working in the realm between architecture, sculpture and sound, conceiving installations which he refers to as “sound- space objects”.

 

Believing that sound is a building material, Bernhard Leitner created his first Sound Space in 1969 in New York. Made of 64 loudspeakers mounted on a cubic monumental structure, this minimalist sonorous architecture aroused the interest of the international artistic community opening the way to internationally acclaimed exhibitions at PS1, documenta, Venice Biennal, musée d’art moderne de la ville de Paris or Hamburger Bahnhof, to name a few.