Museum Abteiberg is pleased to announce the introduction of the third new commission for KUNSTHALLE FOR MUSIC in Mönchengladbach. The British artist and activist Rory Pilgrim was invited by Ari Benjamin Meyers to create this new work. From May 31 to June 2, Rory Pilgrim will be at Museum Abteiberg to publicly rehearse and perform his new composition together with the ensemble on site. The work will then be included in the exhibition score of Act II.

Rory Pilgrim (b. 1988 in Bristol, lives and works in Amsterdam) has a cross-media artistic-activist approach that encompasses painting and drawing as well as music, film, text, and live performance. He is internationally present with works that explore the ways in which we can come together, communicate, and advocate for social change. He often combines art, music, and social engagement. He works in collaboration, realizes workshops and creates dialogues on social topics. Pilgrim won the Prix de Rome in 2019. In 2023, he was nominated for the Turner Prize.

For KUNSTHALLE FOR MUSIC in Mönchengladbach, Pilgrim explores the question of inscription and (mis)trust. Based on the body of work pink & green, which he recently developed with people in prison for a project at Chisenhale Gallery in London, the composition explores how music allows us to travel through walls. His work explores composition as markings that we “perform” in space and time in the same way as written law.