September 4, 2015 – October 17, 2015
Richmond-based, South African artist Siemon Allen studies the sustainability of the archive as a way to consider what the move towards digital music formats means for the accessibility of earlier analog forms, such as vinyl.
Second Street Gallery will host a large-scale installation of Allen’s extensive album curtain devoted to the history of South African music in the 20th and 21st centuries. This work is an extension of a project that Allen first installed in the Slave Lodge in Cape Town, and later presented in the Venice Biennial in 2011.This work has never been shown in the United States. It will have a sound component, project space, and reading room. See more of Allen's work.