GROUP SHOWS 

Jone Kvie presented at documenta fifteen

One site-specific sculpture, a large volcanic rock, borrowed from the Druseltal Quarry in the vicinity of the city, is situated in the public area in Kassel Hauptbahnhof for documenta fifteen. The rock has been transported out of its natural place and presented as a found object in its unmodified and uninterrupted state, with moss, lichen, and grass still growing on it. In this setting, geological or mythological questions of origins, and connections between human civilization and the volcanic rock are brought into play. 
In the public space, people can use the rock as a place to sit down and rest, as a meeting point, or just passing by. 
 
Another sculptural work is presented in Kasseller Architecturzentrum, as part of an exhibition by the artist group A Stick in the Forest by the Side of the Road. Made of handblown glass, steel, aluminum, and volcanic rock, the sculpture is an interpretation of a planetary Nebula based on a photograph taken by the Hubble Telescope. Made in a glass workshop in Murano in Italy, it follows a line of sculptural works based on images from telescopes made by Kvie in different materials throughout the past decade. 
Through the artist’s process of material translation, Kvie’s works gain an ambiguous presence in time and space, often evoking the unknown, hinting at what we yet do not know. Any relationship to their source material, be it the natural sciences, popular culture, or art history, remains inconclusive.
 
For more information, please click here.
 

SOLO SHOWS 

Darío Escobar, "Words are Silver, Silence is Golden" at MUNAL

Darío Escobar's solo exhibition "Words are Silver, Silence is Golden" at MUNAL is now open. The exhibition runs until 25.09.22.

To read the full exhibition text, written by José Luis Falconi, please click here. And for more information on the exhibition, click here.

 

 

PUBLICATIONS 

Eduardo Terrazas Book Launch and Signing at Art Basel 2022

 EDUARDO TERRAZAS – COSMOS
"Cosmos" offers new approaches to the stunning artworks of Eduardo Terrazas. Four well-known authors present a multidisciplinary vision of the artist's ongoing series "Possibilities of a Structure". Which suggests at once a curiosity in the fabric of our universe and a profoundly human hope for underlying rationality behind the chaos of the world.

Thursday, June 16th 3-3.30 pm,

NILS STÆRK
Art Basel
Hall 2.1
Booth R21

Join artist Eduardo Terrazas & curator and contributor to the book Hans Ulrich Obrist at the event.

DESCRIPTION
Eduardo Terrazas has explored a lifetime’s worth of questions about the nature of the universe through the microcosm of his images. He derives his visual reflections with a basic geometric structure and a technique that is inspired by the Huichol tablas from Mexican indigenous tribes. His highly colourful and playful series "Possibilities of a Structure" – of which Cosmos is a subseries – has been an ongoing project since 1974 and comprises over 650 works until today: an artistic exploration of the boundaries of the infinite.

With contributions by Marcus Du Sautoy, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Guillermo Fadanelli, Arnauld Pierre

336 pages, 400 colour illustrations
28 × 28 cm, hardcover

Published by Hirmer Publishers

GROUP SHOWS 

Tove Storch is a part of the group exhibition In a Slow Manner at Augustiana, DK. ⁠

Tove Storch's Untitled (2019) is a part of the group exhibition In a Slow Manner at Augustiana, DK.

The title, In a Slow Manner, pays tribute to the 1941 article Handweaving Today by the weaver Anni Albers. With an experimental approach, the exhibition activates the visitors’ senses with an examination of texture, expressed in a series of material-based, mainly textile works. From wall-hung woven works to two- and three-dimensional sculptures, the artists span a number of generations, intentions and expressions.⁠
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For more information on the exhibition, please click here.

Photo: I DO ART Agency. 



News 

As Close As We Get in Copenhagen Harbour

In collaboration with DTU Sustain, SUPERFLEX has placed a sculpture in Copenhagen Harbor. Entitled As Close As We Get, the work is simultaneously an experiment, a home for microorganisms, and an artwork. Above the surface, visitors will able to appreciate the artwork from the shore, and below the surface, marine life will find a place to gather. DTU Sustain will test the sustainability of the material for underwater construction. The knowledge generated from this research will contribute to SUPERFLEX’s larger Superrev project, which is a collaborative plan to build 55 km2 of reef in the Danish oceans. ⁠

This experiment is conducted in collaboration with DTU Sustain and By & Havn. Supported by Statens Kunstfond.

Photos by: Lars Hestbæk

GROUP SHOWS 

Gardar Eide Einarsson is a part of the exhibition 'Color as Program' at Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn

Gardar Eide Einarsson's Distinct Functional Layers Help Establish Hierarchy and Order (2016) is a part of the exhibition Color as Program at Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn.⁠

The exhibition is open and runs until 07.08.22⁠. For more information, please click here.
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The exhibition Color as Program deals with color as an artistic medium and its programmatic, political dimension on the basis of art and cultural history exhibits from far more than 100 years. The theme is not so much the art historical context of color or a media technological exploration of the topic. Rather, it is about the artistic exploration of the power of color. This permeates all disciplines, not only aesthetically and perceptually, but also politically and economically.⁠

GROUP SHOWS 

SUPERFLEX and Jone Kvie are a part of the exhibition 'Marmor' at Kunsten Museum of Modern Art, Aalborg, DK

SUPERFLEX and Jone Kvie are a part of the exhibition 'Marmor' at Kunsten Museum of Modern Art, Aalborg, DK

Until 21.08.22

For more information, please click here.

 

AWARDS 

Lea Porsager wins The New Carlsberg Foundation's Artist Grant

We would like to congratulate Lea Porsager on The New Carlsberg Foundation's Artist Grant!

The grant is awarded to one or several artists who, through courage, originality and impact have made themselves known, both in Denmark and internationally. ⁠

The Artist Grant in 2022 is awarded to two artists: Lea Porsager and Tue Greenfort⁠⁠. NILS STÆRK would also like to congratulate the other winners: Elmgreen & Dragset, Tue Greenfort, Astrid la Cour and Pia Wirnfeldt. ⁠

For more information, please click here.