25 Apr – 31 May 2014
Nanna Abell, Martin Erik Andersen, Joseph Beuys, Stig Brøgger, Morten Buch, Jason Dodge, FOS, Georg Herold, A Kassen, Marie Lund, Tumi Magnusson, Bjørn Nørgaard, Kirsten Ortwed, Lars Bent Petersen, Rosemarie Trockel, Lawrence Weiner, Richard Wentworth, and Troels Wörsel
25 April – 31 May 2014
This exhibition presents works made between 1968 and 2014 all based on things. Some works are made of found objects or assisted readymades while other works are representing things in translation through various other media. In the first approach we are confronted with the everyday objects very literally, fx as bricks mounted on canvas, a scarf placed into concrete or a dictionary folded together and winded round with steel wire. In the second approach the thing dimension is more mediated, shoes and flower vases are fx printed using monotyping, a funnel for casting are iself cast in aluminium or objects are photographed while suspended in mid-air. Despite these differences in approach all the artist share an interest in questioning the passage through which things become art.
Among the participants in the exhibition are internationally acclaimed artists such as Georg Herold, Rosemarie Trockel, and Richard Wentworth, who have for many years profoundly reconfigured what work with found matter can mean in specific social, sexual and linguistic contexts. Lawrence Weiner is showing a video work recorded by the water’s edge as well as a new collage of juxtaposed fixed phrases, readable as bits language turned into things. Other works in the show include a dissolved mop for cleaning the floor by A Kassen, an enlarged perfume flacon cast in concrete by Nanna Abell, and two self-built copies of the lamps from Freud’s London residence by Lars Bent Petersen.