SUPERFLEX · Group Therapy

SUPERFLEX' work "It is Not The End Of The World" is part of the exhibition "Group Therapy" at Arken Museum of Contemporary Art, on view until July 28, 2024.

The works on display represent recent acquisitions to the museum's collection.⁠ "It Is Not The End Of The World" portrays the familiar phrase as an LED light sign installation reminiscent of a commercial billboard. The viewer is invited to reflect upon our present role in a world of escalating climate change and an apocalyptic human future while imagining a future world of lively, diverse, and perhaps even humanlike lifeforms.⁠

© SUPERFLEX, Photo credit: Emma Sennels⁠


Gert & Uwe Tobias · To Bid the Dog Goodbye

Gert & Uwe Tobias’ solo exhibition “To Bid the Dog Goodbye” at Kunstverein Lübeck, Overbeck-Gesellschaft, is on view through March 19, 2024. ⁠ ⁠

Contextualizing themes of vanitas, memento mori, and votive images, particularly in large still lifes, the artistic duo offers a contemporary take on classic motifs, providing a profound exploration of life's fleeting nature during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The paintings feature a morbidity in floral elements and a mask-like grotesque, evoking a sense of sacredness through suspended individual elements. The spiritual, representing the delicate balance between life and death, emerges as a reflective mirror of life.⁠ ⁠

Photo credit: Fred Dott⁠


Ed Templeton · Wires Crossed

Do not miss Ed Templeton's solo exhibition "Wires Crossed: The Culture of Skateboarding, 1995-2012" at Long Beach Museum of Art. ⁠It is on view until 02.05.24.⁠ ⁠

"Through photography, collage, text, maps, and eclectic ephemera from Templeton’s archives, Wires Crossed offers an inside look at a significant facet of youth culture as it was being born."

Wires Crossed is Templeton's 17-year long project documenting the subculture of skateboarding. It culminated in 2023 with a publication and exhibition at Bonnefanten, all under the same title.⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠

Photo credit: Long Beach Museum of Art 


SUPERFLEX · Beyond The End Of The World

SUPERFLEX’ solo exhibition “Beyond The End Of The World,” is on view at ICA - Institute of Contemporary Art, San Diego. 

The Danish art collective highlights interspecies living - a unique aspect actively involving other species in their project development, considering the perspectives of plants and animals. The exhibition features the two-channel film installation, "Beyond the End of the World" (2021), offering a mysterious glimpse of a post-Anthropocene future, set in a replica of the restroom of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Also on display is a new series of unfired clay sculptures inspired by the imagery of the film. "Power Toilet Death Masks" are replicas of sanitary equipment from the UNFCCC bathroom.⁠


Tove Storch - Slumping

Tove Storch's solo-exhibition Slumping is on view at Gammel Strand until 20.05.2024. ⁠

With thin porcelain, raw eggs, silk, metal, glass, and a canoe cast in soap, the Danish visual artist Tove Storch presents her most extensive exhibition to date, Slumping.

Tove Storch opens a new path in her practice between the everyday and the alienating. With five new works created specifically for Gammel Strand, Storch explores subtle, unassuming gestures and showcases sculptures on a grand scale. 
Slumping is a craft technique within glass art and slang for exhaustion and laziness. In the exhibition, Storch demonstrates her unique understanding of the capabilities of materials as she tests their different strengths: Can silk break down metal? How does the liquid shape the solid? How does time affect shape? Through her choice of colors, motifs, and attitude, the works intertwine with archetypal narratives of the body, romance, and sexuality, gently shaking free from fixed interpretations. 
Tove Storch (b. 1981) graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen in 2007, from the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna in 2004, and Weissensee Kunsthochschule Berlin in 2006. In 2021, she was awarded the prestigious Carl Nielsen and Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen Honorary Prize.

- Gammel Strand 

Read more about the exhibition here


Carlos Amorales: Black Cloud

Carlos Amorales' solo-exhibition BLACK CLOUD is currently on view at Kunstmuseum Brandts and on view until 04.08.2024. ⁠

"The work Black Cloud by @carlos_amorales_ appears as gloomy and poetic as its title. More than 30,000 black butterflies in laser-cut paper swarm everywhere, in cloud-like clusters - on walls and posts, in windows, down from ceilings, up in corners. Individually, the fine paper insects are beautiful and fragile. In large clusters, they become a potential threat, bringing to mind biblical plagues and something completely uncontrollable. The seductive beauty goes hand in hand with the horrifying. In other words, it is a wildly growing installation that is set free when a completely new version of Black Cloud occupies the art gallery at Kunstmuseum Brandts.

In harmony with the installation, Black Cloud, Carlos Amorales has also created a series of new paintings especially for the exhibition in Kunsthallen at Brandts. The paintings show both organic and structured repetitions of motifs and thus contain a form of encrypted poems."⁠ ⁠ - Kunstmuseum Brandts⁠

- Kunstmuseum Brandts⁠ ⁠



Mads Gamdrup: Grønningen 2023

Mads Gamdrup is part of the group-exhibition GRØNNINGEN 2023 at Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art. 

The exhibition spans painting, objects, photography, sculpture, installation, video, textiles and much more. While the 35 artists begin from diverse perspectives, they are also interconnected, engaging in an ongoing artistic conversation that evolves in different directions each year.⁠

The exhibition is on view until January 28th, 2024. 


Torbjørn Rødland - 'Oh My God You Guys'

Torbjørn Rødlands solo-exhibition 'Oh My God You Guys' is currently on view at Consortium Museum, Dijon, France. ⁠

The exhibition is curated by Éric Troncy and on view until 31.03.24. ⁠ ⁠

"The two photographs that open and close Torbjørn Rødland’s exhibition at the Consortium Museum represent a baby and an old man, respectively. The exhibition is designed as a journey leading from one to the other, namely from childhood to old age. It is therefore a highly narrative project, and for Rødland, an unusual approach to the concept of exhibition.⁠ ⁠

The exhibition highlights Rødland’s photographs in which two contradictory characters are featured. The artist often employs this type of “disruptive casting” to emphasize the oddness in the photographed scenes. The “scenario” created by the curator for this exhibition – titled “Oh My God You Guys” as agreed with the artist – takes the viewers on a journey from the dawn to the dusk of life, exploring sophisticated and troubled human relationships.⁠ ⁠ “Oh My God You Guys” unfolds across eight different rooms, with each featuring increasingly older characters – starting with the baby and progressing through children, teenagers, adults, and ultimately the elderly – and producing a large fresco reminiscent of Edward Steichen’s 1955 landmark exhibition “Family of Man” at MoMA." 

- Éric Troncy⁠ ⁠

Photo credit: Rebecca Fanuele © Consortium Museum.⁠