GROUP SHOWS 

SUPERFLEX are participatng in the exhibition 'Unquiet Harmony: The Subject of Displacement' at Sheldon Museum of Art, University of Nebraska

SUPERFLEX are participatng in the exhibition 'Unquiet Harmony: The Subject of Displacement' at Sheldon Museum of Art, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, USA with their video work 'Kwassa Kwassa' (2015)

'Kwassa Kwassa is a film work by SUPERFLEX portraying the construction of a boat on the island of Anjouan, in the Comoro archipelago between Madagasgar and Mozambique. Although usually used for fishing, boats like the one built in the film are in many cases also used for transporting migrants to the neighbouring island of Mayotte, a French oversea territory and the outermost region of the EU. The islands are 70 km apart – separated by a seemingly short, but life-threatening journey that has claimed more than 10,000 lives of women, men and children. Kwassa Kwassa interprets the boat as a contextual construction intended to carry migrants on a dangerous, politically complex journey. Carrying more than symbolic meaning as a vessel for dreams of reaching a better life on the other shore, the boat is also a labor-intensive work of craftsmanship and the physical passage bearing human lives to safety – as the title questions in translation “an unstable boat” from the language of the Comoro Islands.' - SUPERFLEX

The exhibition will run from 09.08.2019 - 31.12.2019

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COMMISSIONS 

Superflex - One Two Three Swing! - Dora Observatory, South Korea

Superflex - One Two Three Swing! - Dora Observatory, South Korea. 

'SUPERFLEX is pleased to announce a two-year exhibition of their large-scale installation One Two Three Swing! at the Dora Observatory in South Korea, opening on May 20th. One Two Three Swing! was originally commissioned by Hyundai for TATE Modern in 2017 and was conceived as a recurring project, appearing in new locations all over the world. Comprised of modular, three-seat swing sets conjoined by a zig-zagging orange line, One Two Three Swing! challenges contemporary social and political stasis by inviting visitors to activate the transformative potential of collective movement.

The energy of collective power will be directed by the particular significance of the site, which is located at the top of Mount Dora in South Korea, overlooking the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea. Designed specifically for this location, the seats on the swings are presented in the various colours of South Korean currency bills. The year 2019 also marks the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Denmark and South Korea, making the installation of One Two Three Swing! at Dora Observatory particularly significant. 

Weaving between, within, and beyond public spaces and institutions around the world, One Two Three Swing! explores the revolutionary potential of joining together collectively, even through the most innocent and everyday actions.  

SUPERFLEX is collaborating with the South Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism to install One Two Three Swing! in  North Korea.

One Two Three Swing! was developed in close collaboration with KWY.studio; structural engineering by Betar; technical design and production by Nupergo; Rasmus Koch studio. One Two Three Swing! would not have been possible without the unconditional support of Real DMZ Project, The Embassy of Denmark in Korea, The Danish Culture Agency, The New Carlsberg Foundation, Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Paju City and Gwangju Biennale Foundation. ' SUPERFLEX

The work will be up from 20.05.2019 - 19.05.2021

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GROUP SHOWS 

Superflex is a part of the group exhibition 'The Return of Guests: Selections from the PSA Collection' at the Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China

Superflex is a part of the group exhibition 'The Return of Guests: Selections from the PSA Collection' at the Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China with their work 'Pigs, Time and Space' (2016). 

'Pigs, Time and Space is a film installation that addresses the exchange of pigs between Denmark and China. With a pig as the main protagonist Pigs, Time and Spaceis set in a dream-like universe unfolding the highlights of a historical loop from I Ching, the ancient Book on Divination, to the Schjellerup crater on the moon.

In January 2013 a Boing 747 landed in Nanjing, provincial capital of Jiangsu, with 650 pigs as its passengers. The pigs were transported from Denmark to China to give the Chinese some of the ‘Pink Gold of Denmark’ to breed on. However, this was not the first time an exchange of pigs took place between China and Denmark. Around 150 years ago the Danish pigs were not fat enough for making sausages and bacon, and relied on the help of a group of full fat Chinese pigs for breeding. Historically this group of Chinese pigs actually created the genetic base for today’s Danish world famous pig production.

In Pigs, Time and Space a native Chinese voice tells the tale of migration and identities through ancient mythology and historic events intertwined with the experience of the Pig, voiced by a Danish accented narrator.' - SUPERFLEX

The exhibition runs from 20.09.2019 - 08.03.2020 

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SOLO SHOWS 

Superflex - In Our Dreams We Have A Plan - at Kukje Gallery Busan

Superflex solo-exhibition at Kukje Gallery Busan, Busan, South Korea.

'One's hopes and goals are as individual as can be, but the ability to imagine oneself in a bettered future is a common human denominator. Lived experiences are processed in our brains while asleep, synthesised into often nonsensical scenarios. Interpreted as omens, parallel realms or mere chemical processes, our dreams inspire us in waking life and are transmuted into reality.

We tend to equate the realisation of our dreams with economic growth. Be it the dreams of a home, an education or simply more possessions, we seem to be unable to escape this equation. However, devastating financial crises are reoccurring, as certain and forceful as high tide or solar eclipse. And the sum of our dream-chasing keeps piling up: What is left is the icons of these failed plans, and the radical and irreversible changes to our planet. What would be an improved future for one will become a disaster for all.

Our dreams and reality are reciprocally linked. But it seems as if this link is somehow corrupted, caught in a simultaneously productive and destructive loop. While it remains unclear whether we need to dream of better plans or execute these plans better, we need to somehow re-calibrate this relationship to change course. ' - SUPERFLEX

The exhibition runs from 14.08.2019 - 27.10.2019

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SOLO SHOWS 

Jone Kvie solo exhibition at Stavanger Kunstmuseum

Jone Kvie solo exhibition at Stavanger Kunstmuseum.

'Jone Kvie has devoted his artistic practice to exploring the possibilities and limitations of sculpture. His starting points are often phenomena in society and science that we humans can barely comprehend. Through the qualities of the sculptures and materials, he adds new layers of meaning, new spaces of possibility.

For this exhibition, we’ve included works dating back to the early 2000s. It was at this time that he made several sculptures exploring partly-unknown natural phenomena. With his interest in the universe and humanity’s place in it, Kvie explored everything from mineral deposits in places that are difficult to reach, to meteorites and stardust in outer space. Several sculptures are inspired by human exploration of the universe through outer-space travel and the extreme exploitation of natural resources as represented by atomic energy. Indeed, natural science is a stimulus for the artist, but such research-based knowledge never takes precedence when he creates sculpture. Kvie wants to make works that can be experienced on their own premises, for instance respect to their form, use of materials and combination of materials.

In the last few years, Kvie has become increasingly interested in the human body’s encounter with sculpture as form. He has worked with basalt as a material; it interests him partly because basalt dust is not harmful to the human body. He gives the sculptural stones minimal treatment and combines them with elements that show traces of human activity. Kvie’s most recent works include marble, steel and concrete. They are inspired by physical signs of human activity in the landscape. A rusty fence post is a good example: Kvie explores the inherent qualities of such objects and creates works of art that enable physical encounters between themselves and the viewer.' - Stavanger Kunstmuseum 

 

The exhibition will run from 01.11.2019 - 01.03.2020

 

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GROUP SHOWS 

Superflex is a part of the group exhibition 'Art Benjamin Meyers: Kunsthalle for Music at MCASB - Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara

Superflex is a part of the group exhibition 'Art Benjamin Meyers: Kunsthalle for Music' at MCASB - Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara with their work 'Tool02'.

The exhibition will run from 21.09.2019 - 03.11.2019 

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GROUP SHOWS 

Superflex is a part of the group exhibition 'Undefined Territories. Reflections on Postcolonialism' at MACBA

Superflex is a part of the group exhibition 'Undefined Territories. Reflections on Postcolonialism' at MACBA with their video-work 'Kwassa Kwassa' (2015). 

Kwassa Kwassa is a film work by SUPERFLEX portraying the construction of a boat on the island of Anjouan, in the Comoro archipelago between Madagasgar and Mozambique. Although usually used for fishing, boats like the one built in the film are in many cases also used for transporting migrants to the neighbouring island of Mayotte, a French oversea territory and the outermost region of the EU.

The islands are 70 km apart – separated by a seemingly short, but life-threatening journey that has claimed more than 10,000 lives of women, men and children. Kwassa Kwassa interprets the boat as a contextual construction intended to carry migrants on a dangerous, politically complex journey. Carrying more than symbolic meaning as a vessel for dreams of reaching a better life on the other shore, the boat is also a labor-intensive work of craftsmanship and the physical passage bearing human lives to safety – as the title questions in translation “an unstable boat” from the language of the Comoro Islands.

The exhibition is running from 17.05.2019 - 20.10.2019

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GROUP SHOWS 

Superflex will be a part of the group exhibition 'Eco-visionaries: Art for a planet in a state of emergency' at Matadero Madrid

Superflex will be a part of the group exhibition 'Eco-visionaries: Art for a planet in a state of emergency' at Matadero Madrid with their video work 'Western Rampart' (2018). 

'Western Rampart is a film work by SUPERFLEX challenging our perception of borders and boundaries - whether natural or human built, through time.

The film is set in the area of Vestvolden ("Western Rampart" in Danish), in which the 14 km rampart complex south west of Copenhagen was built between 1888 and 1892. As one of the last fortification systems of the city against foreign invasion and the largest, yet unfinished, construction project of its time in Denmark, it has been obsolete since World War I.

As a combination of visual and narrative poetry, magic realism and documentarism, Western Rampart is a tale featuring a gigantic Amanita muscaria mushroom in discussion with the revived Western Rampart. Through the existential conversation, two perspectives are opposed. While the rampart embodies the necessity of borders and walls for survival; the mushroom advocates for constant motion and circulation as everything is meant to continuously transform to thrive.

Shifting between view points the imagery of the film features perspectives from ultra slow motion, macro shots of animated nature to overviews depicting the largeness of the rampart construction. Western Rampart comes with a sound design that underlines the conflicting positions of being inside and outside, convinced and confused, firm and fluid.' - SUPERFLEX

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