Lea Porsager at Moderna Museet Stockholm
21.11.2020 - 16.05.2021
"For all its eroticism, this is an intensely lonely albeit thought-provoking presentation.”
FRIEZE reviews Lea Porsager’s first institutional solo exhibition in Sweden at Moderna Museet in Stockholm.
Click here to read the full article by Matthew Rana
Lea Porsager 'Golden Insider - 81 Inflated Facets' (2014) is part of the exhibition 'Protozone2: Continuity/Transpassing’ at Shedhalle, Zurich, CH.
The exhibition will open 09.04.2021.
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By way of kundalini technology and quantum entanglement, Golden Insider—81 Inflated Facets finds its nub in the world of mind-bending ideas. In kundalini technology, it is believed that the mind has eighty-one facets. Positive (“+”), negative (“-”), and neutral (“=”) emotions flood the mind, blurring and distort- ing thought-processes. Golden Insider—81 Inflated Facets does not concern itself with the human mind, but with the matrixial mind of the microorganism slime mold. Metal and microorganisms become agents of thoughts in their various entangled materializations.
81 inflated facets (Eighty-one alumi- num sculptures, each 25 x 12 cm); FACET MANIA SURVIVAL UNDER FAVORABLE CONDITIONS (Screen print on silk fabric, 120 x 200); Golden Insider (3D animation, duration: 10:25 min.). Supported by the Danish Arts Foundation. Exhibitions: Moderna-utställningen 2014: Society Acts, Moderna Museet, Malmö, SE, curated by Andreas Nilsson; Ring-Pass-Not, Göttingen Kunstverein, Göttingen, DE, 2015, curated by Kordula Fritze-Srbic; Survival Kit 8, festival, Riga, Latvia, 2016, curated by Solvita Krese and Inga Lāce.
Tove Storch 'ØJNENE' at Politikens Forhal
The exhibition is supported by the Danish Art Foundation and will run until 12.06.2021
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We are pleased to present works by Gert & Uwe Tobias at NILS STÆRK · POP UP at THEIS VINE in Charlottenlund.
The exhibition shows a selection of works from the current presentation in the virtual exhibition space MELLEMRUMMET.
NILS STÆRK · POP UP · THEIS VINE · CHARLOTTENLUND STATIONSPLADS 7 · 2920 CHARLOTTENLUND
Gert & Uwe Tobias
Gert & Uwe Tobias were born and raised in Transylvania and are currently living in Cologne. They are known for their unique world of motifs, inspired both by the traditional folk myths of their country of origin and current popular culture.
Their practice includes ceramic sculptures, painting, works on paper and large color woodcuts on canvas that combine classic painting genre with a printing technique that can be traced back to traditional ways of printing propaganda and pop art appropriation.
Instead of cutting the figure into the wood, they shape the individual motifs into plywood and use a roller to apply the paint to the surface of the wood which finally transfers the color to the canvas. Thus, Gert and Uwe Tobias further develop this well-known tradition within their own practice. Their artistic universe thus has a direct connection to different art historical and cultural epochs and in this way also reflect an anti-nostalgic use of images in current popular culture.
The figure is always the focal point of the work, whether it is designed sculpturally or picturesquely and its unique design has become a hallmark that places the artist duo firmly on the European contemporary art scene.
Gert & Uwe Tobias (b. 1973 in Kronstadt, Brasov, Romania) lives and works in Cologne, Germany.
Their works are exhibited in a large number of museums around the world. Including solo exhibitions at: Museum of Modern Art, New York; Kunsthalle Recklinghausen; Sprengel Museum, Hanover; Whitechapel, London; Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia; Kunstmuseum Bonn; UCLA, Hammer Museum of Art, Los Angeles.
They are represented in a number of public collections. Including: MoMa, Museum of Modern Art, New York; SFMOMA, San Francisco; UCLA, Hammer Museum of Art, Los Angeles; Collezione Maramotti, Max Mara, Reggio Emilia; Kunstmuseum Bonn; FRAC Auvergne, Clermont Ferrand; Collection Goetz, Munich; Sprengel Museum, Hanover; Graphic State Collection, Munich.
On World Wildlife Day, we are delighted to announce the upcoming collaboration with SUPERFLEX and ART 2030: Interspecies Assembly
Against the backdrop of this critical moment of time – in which humans are waging war on nature, biodiversity is collapsing, and human activity is at the root of Earth’s descent towards chaos - Interspecies Assembly will mark the very first gathering of human and other species on earth, to address the future of our planet and promote interspecies dialogue and cooperation. The mission of Interspecies Assembly: to urgently lay the foundation for peace, harmony, and the right to a strong and sustainable future for all species on planet Earth. The project addresses today’s most urgent issue of protecting the diverse ecosystems and many forms of life across the planet, that are fundamental to global progress and achieving all Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.
Further details of Interspecies Assembly to be announced.
Interspecies Assembly is supported by New Carlsberg Foundation, The Obel Family Foundation, TBA21– Academy, Beckett Fonden, and Danish Arts Foundation.
Our Relationship with this planet has had an enormous impact on its ecosystem, to the extent that we may soon reach the end of our journey. But this also means growth, new exchanges, and, with rising sea levels, the vertical migration of different and new life forms. Perhaps we should see this as an opportunity to reimagine one end as a new beginning.
Engagement with planetary challenges such as biodiversity loss goes beyond a scientific understanding of the phenomena; it requires a cultivation of care and an emotional connection. Great art can make us feel and connect to these complex issues: it can be the agency of change. Great art can affect course of history for all lives. And the time is now.
– Luise Faurschou, Founder and Director of ART 2030
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– The space between the artist’s studio and the gallery
Launching March 12, 2021
We are excited to bring you closer to our artists through a new virtual project space sharing new works and projects from around the world. As the title MELLEMRUMMET designates, a Danish word for ‘the space in between’, the virtual platform marks the halfway between the artist studio and the physical gallery exhibition allowing us to present an insight to the artists’ domains and work processes.
MELLEMRUMMET 1.0 first started in 2009 as a physical exhibition space within the former gallery at Ny Carlsberg Vej in Copenhagen. In 2021, reflecting a most acute reality, we wish to bring forward the renowned and influential platform by launching MELLEMRUMMET 2.0, a virtual reenactment of the former exhibition space.
With the aim to provide an exhibition format that allows the artistic processes and field of activities to unfold, NILS STÆRK – MELLEMRUMMET presents four annual projects. Visitors can explore and collect works from curated exhibitions of gallery artists and special collaborations. Adding another dimension to the art experience, each exhibition will be conveyed entirely from the artist’s perspective, in their own words and through film-based insights from the artist’s studio.
Testing new grounds, MELLEMRUMMET will appear both as a virtual exhibition platform followed by a physical pop-up exhibition from where the artwork(s) on view can be accessed physically. Pop-up exhibitions will be announced continuously. Each of them will take place at an external location in Denmark or abroad on the opening day or as an event halfway during the exhibition period.