suns.works

Max Neuhaus – Sound Drawings

Opening Wednesday May 4, 6-8 pm
Exhibition May 5 - June 4, 2022



Our perception of space depends as much on what we hear as on what we see. MN


suns.works is pleased to announce Sound Drawings, an exhibition of works on paper curated in collaboration with the Max Neuhaus estate. Max Neuhaus started his career as a percussionist, playing with such notable composers as John Cage and Stockhausen and is considered to be the first artist to extend sound as a primary medium into the domain of contemporary art. Often producing work for specific sites, Neuhaus used drawing and graphical representation as essential tools for developing and communicating his ideas and works. Sound Drawings looks at a selection of works from 1968 - 1999, highlighting Neuhaus’s elegant yet pragmatic approach to drawing and its relationship to sound.


–>Exhibition text by Reece Cox

Max Neuhaus – Ear Symbol, undated

Max Neuhaus - Untitled, 1993; Final Drawing   Sound Work Location: Kunsthalle, Basel, CH (1983)

Max Neuhaus – Time Piece Beacon, 2005; Drawing Study #5  Sound Work Location: Dia Art Foundation, Beacon, New York (2005)

Max Neuhaus – Fan Music, 1993; Drawing Studies 1 + 2  Sound Work Location: Rooftops of 137–141 Bowery, New York City (1968)

Max Neuhaus - Untitled, 1993; Final Drawing  Sound Work Location: P.S.1, New York City (1976)

Max Neuhaus – Suspended Sound Line, 1999; Final Drawing  Sound Work Location: Lorrainestr. 1, Bern, Collection KIÖR Bern (1999 – present)

Max Neuhaus – Untitled, 1993; Drawing study 1  Sound Work Location: CAPC Musée d'Art Moderne, Bordeaux (1993 – present)

Max Neuhaus – Untitled, 1993; Drawing study 2  Sound Work Location: CAPC Musée d'Art Moderne, Bordeaux (1993 – present)

Max Neuhaus – Untitled, 1993; Drawing study 3  Sound Work Location: CAPC Musée d'Art Moderne, Bordeaux (1993 – present)

Max Neuhaus – Untitled, 1993; Drawing study 4  Sound Work Location: CAPC Musée d'Art Moderne, Bordeaux (1993 – present)

Max Neuhaus – Magasin First Try, Sound Line, 1987; Drawing Studies

Max Neuhaus – Magasin First Try, Sound Line, 1987; Drawing Studies

Max Neuhaus – Untitled, 1983; Drawing Study 1; A Bell for Sankt Cäcilien   Sound Work Location: St. Cäcilien, Cologne (1983)

Max Neuhaus – Untitled, 1983; Drawing Study 2; A Bell for Sankt Cäcilien   Sound Work Location: St. Cäcilien, Cologne (1983)

Max Neuhaus – Untitled, 1990; Drawing Study / Frequency Differences between Sources #4  Sound Work Location: Lake Luzern, CH (1990)

Max Neuhaus – Intersection I, 1999; Final Drawing  Sound Work Location: 48. Venice Biennale

Max Neuhaus – Untitled, 1993; Drawing Study 1  Sound Work Location: Documenta 6; Karlsaue, Kassel (1977)

Courtesy Estate of Max Neuhaus.

Photography: Claude Barrault
Video edit: Sebastian Palomino

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