Sunday, September 30, 2007
Friday, September 28, 2007
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
29/9 - 20/10
Preview 28/9, 5 - 9 pm
Bragegatan 15, Malmö, Sweden
We are pleased to start the autumn season with Norwegian artist
Broken Windows is the second show by Løw at ELASTIC, and for this
show Løw will present a series of new sculptures
made of painted wood and concrete blocks.
Løw is showing extensivly internationally, and is one of four young
Norwegian artists nominated for the new Statoil
Contemporary Art Prize, announced in November*. Upcoming shows
include: "Language of Vision", Middlesbrough Institute
of Modern Art, Middlesbourgh (group) and Sutton Lane, London (solo).
Previous solo shows include: 2006 "Henriette Grahnert / Camilla Løw",
Sutton Lane - Paris, 2005 Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco.
Group shows include: "DUMP: Postmodern Sculpture in the Dissolved
Field", The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo
"How to Improve the World - British Art 1946-2006", Hayward Gallery,
London, "Try again. Fail again. Fail better", MOMENTUM,
Galleri F15, Moss, Norway
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Tuesday, September 25, 2007
The Apartment Gallery - Berlin
Designer and artist Helle Mardahl exhibits a royal orgy of consumption in
the Apartment Gallery in Berlin 29th of September 2007
Private view on the 27th of September 2007, 7PM-10PM
A shambles of dreams, orgies, profusion and staging of the self have gathered in
a gigantic sculptural chandelier, which is the centre point of the exhibition.
The chandelier encompasses all the ups and downs of every day life and
subsequently answers the question, which is also the title of the exhibition:
What does not live inside?
The exhibition in the 150m2 large space facing towards Alexanderplatz is a
complete installation. Wall prints, collages and sculptures gives the impression of
a decadent and lavish upper class milieu – but the seemingly polished surface
clashes with the contrary of an autonomous underworld of wickedness, revolt
and pop culture that interferes with the royal atmosphere. Ten different personas
are picked out of the chandeliers symbolic diversity and these sculptural
individuals are among others the transsexual king, the artist herself as an
egoistical queen, the autonomous prince and the voyeuristic maid – all iconic
characters with conflicting motives and inner obsessions.
Helle Mardahl (born 1976) combines art and graphic fashion design. She is
educated in fashion design from the prestigious institution Central Saint Martins,
London and was awarded “Statens Kunstfonds” (the state art fond) a 3year
working grant, providing her with the opportunity to work in the field between
fashion, sculpture and installation. She is inspired by her background in fashion
and sees fashion as a lifestyle and a reflection on society’s need. She is also
highly fascinated by the human individual, our staging of the self and our
Art for her is a free space where she can connect these elements disregarding
a final function or use. The graphical figure is liberated and blends into the physical
figure – both surface and depth of the whole project is Helle’s extreme need to be
able to express her self aesthetically.
The exhibition will run from the 29th of September to the 20st of October 2007.
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Monday, September 24, 2007
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Friday, September 21, 2007
Thursday, September 20, 2007
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MAGNUS WALLIN presents ANON. at Kunsthalle Brandts, Denmark
21.09 2007 - 06.01 2008
COMIX, Kunsthalle Brants Klaedefabrik Odense. Denmark
Yoshitaka Amano (JAP), Søren Behncke (DK, ), Martin Bigum (DK), Robert Crumb (USA), Jesper Dalgaard (DK), David B (Fr), Kristian Devantier (1971), Nathalie Djurberg (SE), Marcel Dzama (CAN), Claus Ejner (DK), Inka Essenhigh (USA), Anke Feuchtenberger (D,), Killoffer (Fr), Phoebe Gloeckner (USA), Kevin Huizenga (USA), Husk Mit Navn (DK), Ida Kvetny (DK), Peter Land (DK), Anders Nilsen (USA), Paper Rad (USA), Dan Perjovschi (RO), Annemarie Ploug (DK), Fredrik Raddum (NO), Christian Schmidt-Rasmussen (DK), David Shrigley (USA), Thaddeus Strode (USA), Tal R (DK), Magnus Wallin (SE), Yokoland (NO)
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Wednesday, September 19, 2007
DUNK! will participate at the Copenhagen Alternative Art Fair (alt_cph) 2007
this week at:
Fabrikken for Kunst og Design, Sundholmsvej 46, 2300 Copenhagen S;
Friday 21/9 14-21
Saturday 22/9 12-20
Sunday 23/9 12-20
At the Copenhagen Alternative Art Fair DUNK! will present works by;
Sonja Lillebæk Christensen
Thorgej Steen Hansen
Sophus Ejler Jepsen
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Tuesday, September 18, 2007
A Study of Relationships: Between Inner and Outer Space, 1969, 16 mm film, black-and-white, sound, 24 minutes
In conjunction with the current David Lamelas exhibition at Monika Sprüth Philomene Magers, this film screening presents Lamelas’ early London films. Working on the brink of the ‘swinging ‘60s’ and the beginning of the new information age, Lamelas’ work is based on conflicting oppositions: his films are both engaged and distanced, analytic and frivolous. It is his light touch and his ability to see the political in the banalities of every-day life that make his films so intriguing to this day. The historical climate at the time of Lamelas’ stay in London called for a profound revision of modern artistic practice, which most importantly involved the use of new media, such as photography, film and video. Lamelas’ experiments with photography and film projection led to pioneering works, such as ‘Film Script (Manipulation of Meaning)’ and ‘London Friends’, both on view in the gallery. There is an interesting dialogue between the works on display and Lamelas’ first films, which investigate the politics of exhibition making and the construction of meaning through media, while radically questioning traditional notions of art, beauty and narrative.
The screening will be followed by a conversation between Lamelas’ long-term colleague and friend Lynda Morris, who ‘starred’ in ‘Film Script’ and ‘London Friends’, and Maxa Zoller, curator of this event. Lynda Morris is curator of the Norwich Gallery and EASTinternational at Norwich School of Art and Design. She has also published extensively on art of the 1960s and 70s.
‘A Study of Relationships Between Inner and Outer Space’ (1969) was made for the exhibition ‘Environments Reversal’ at the Camden Arts Centre in 1969. The paradigmatic title of the show finds its echo in the film, which explores its immediate ‘environment’: the ‘white cube’ of the exhibition venue and central London, then spiraling out towards Greater London and into the universe. The news of the Apollo moon landing gives the film its political background and adds to its surreal character, which is typical of Lamelas’ work. The film also anticipates ‘Film Script’, which, too, takes an art gallery as its subject, the Nigel Greenwood Gallery. ‘Film Script’ is a multimedia installation, in which Lamelas combined photographs and film projection to explore the fabrication of meaning through codes.
‘Cumulative Script’ (1971) uses jump-cut editing and repetition to confuse our conventional sense of linear narrative and coherence. The film shows two men walking into a park, where they engage in a rough yet playful wrestle. It is the very banality of the subject matter, which creates a subtle unease when watching the film. Like ‘Film Script’, ‘Cumulative Subject’ was presented together with cardboard-mounted photographs as an installation.
‘To Pour Milk into a Glass’ (1972) is based on the absurd, repetitive action of pouring a glass of milk. Yet, Lamelas presents us with alternative ways of pouring a glass of milk, such as pouring half a glass or spilling the milk, pouring next to the glass or onto pieces of broken glass. The self-explicatory title conceals the complexity of the film. Deconstructing the act of pouring milk, Lamelas subverts our perception of what is ‘meaningful’ and what is ‘meaningless’, what is ‘right’ and what is ‘wrong’.
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