Shane Aspegren

For the project Hong Kong Solos by Ari Benjamin Meyers that Spring produced for An exposition, not an exhibition (2017), Meyers invited 6 composers to create brief, jewel-like works to be performed live: Shane Aspegren, Steve Hui, Charles Kwong, Lam Lai, Vanissa Law, and GayBird Leung. These solos are then performed by staff members at six arts organizations across the city: Michelle Wong at Asia Art Archive, Samantha Kwok at Hong Kong Arts Centre, Tom Morgan at M+, Olivia Chow at Para Site, Alice Wong at soundpocket, and Chantal Wong at Things that can happen.

Shane Aspegren is a Hong Kong-based artist.  Born and raised in Nebraska, he began working with a diverse list of electronic, pop and experimental music projects while studying film and photography.  Moving to Paris in 2000, he co-formed the internationally acclaimed electronics duo The Berg Sans Nipple, releasing seven LP/EPs and making hundreds of performances ranging from large festivals to DIY squats to the Whitney Museum. In that time, he collaborated as a drummer, multi-instrumentalist and electronic musician on dozens of other studio albums, world tours & one-off projects, as well as creating sound design and soundtracks for a number of commercial and theatrical releases.  His video, installation, sound, performative and other artworks have been presented or screened at museums and art spaces around North America, Europe and Asia.

  • TypeComposer / Musician


An exposition, not an exhibition was developed during Ari Benjamin Meyers’ two residencies at Spring Workshop in the summer and fall of 2016, and stems from his ongoing research into the essence of live musical performance and the questions surrounding its protocols for audiences, performers and institutions.

The Kunsthalle for Music is commissioned by Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art (Rotterdam) together with Spring Workshop (Hong Kong) and will make additional appearances at locations to be announced. An exposition, not an exhibition at Spring Workshop (March 2017) unfolds the Kunsthalle’s foundational themes, and will be followed by a congress at Witte de With (May 2017), then punctuated by an inaugural take-over, featuring a series of new commissions also at Witte de With (January 2018). 

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