25.08 - 15.10.2016

Nils Stærk is happy to present the group exhibition Send in the Clowns including works by: Miriam Bäckström, Olaf Breuning, Gardar Eide Einarsson, Michael Kvium, Sean Landers, Torbjørn Rødland og Superflex.

He is in the dark

bawls out nothing with a smile. He performs a show: On one leg

look! DO YOU WANT TO SEE

He conjures his day

how it looks

even before the day is thought. On one leg

look!

He continues and smells of the food he eats. DO YOU WANT TO SEE

He trots precariously on a tightrope across an invisible world

a bottomless swamp

By means of the umbrella in his hand

unfolded like a giant flower

he teeters

does not fall down into anything. Stays where he is!

Here

where he is: ONE GRAND ACT

children applauding

and the applause is hard

it even runs out of the nails

bloody*

*Excerpt form Glenn Christian’s text Let’s put a smile on that face! written for the exhibition. The text in its entirety will be available in the gallery through out the exhibition.

E(AR)THERIC SLIME ~ PRE-OP

29.04 - 02.07.2016

Nils Stærk is pleased to announce Lea Porsager’s solo exhibition E(AR)THERIC SLIME ~ PRE-OP, an assemblage of experiments, sculptural forms, 3D animation / video, foam, and tons of iron.

E(AR)THERIC SLIME ~ PRE-OP is a push-and-pull operation between weightlessness and gravity. Generated by mishaps, anesthetic-induced deliriums and unearthly synchronicities, E(AR)THERIC SLIME ~ PRE-OP embodies an entanglement of Lee Lozano, Rudolf Steiner, Niels Bohr, Wolfgang Pauli, the inner ear, slimy matter, and the initials ET.

“ET disappe(ar)ed from the windowless Kingdom and slipped into Niels Bohr’s office down the street. Painfully uplifted, ET eased into the e(ar)theric slime-realm’s warm, wet wound. Busy tunnels, waxy labyrinths, hilarious mollusks, rubber-like and dull openings into systems stuffed with iridescent hairs, hammers and snails, colors of silvery white to pink, deep blue, green, purple.” *

A complimentary exhibition, E(AR)THERIC SLIME ~ POST-OP, opens at Brandts13 in Odense on May 28, 2016.

* Excerpt from work text

Lea Porsager (b.1981, Frederikssund, Denmark) was educated at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen and the Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main. She received her MFA from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 2010. Porsager’s recent exhibitions include Göttingen Kunstverein (2015); Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (2015); Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Høvikodden, Norway (2013); The Emily Harvey Foundation, New York (2013). In 2014, Porsager was awarded the Carl Nielsen and Anne Marie Carl-Nielsens Art Scholarship. In 2012, Porsager participated in dOCUMENTA (13) with the work Anatta Experiment. In 2015, Porsager was part of the 14th Istanbul Biennial SALTWATER: A Theory of Thought Forms as Annie Besant’s “medium,” recreating watercolors from the book Thought-Forms (1905). Porsager became a Ph.D. fellow in Fine Arts at Malmö Art Academy and Lund University in September 2015.