25 Apr - 31 May 2014
Group Exhibition
Object matter
A Kassen, Bjørn Nørgaard, FOS, Georg Herold, Jason Dodge, Joseph Beuys, Kirsten Ortwed, Lars Bent Petersen, Lawrence Weiner, Marie Lund, Martin Erik Andersen, Morten Buch, Nanna Abell, Richard Wentworth, Rosemarie Trockel, Stig Brøgger, Troels Wörsel, Tumi Magnusson

This exhibition presents works made between 1968 and 2014 all based on things. Some works are made of found objects or assisted readymades while other works are representing things in translation through various other media. In the first approach we are confronted with the everyday objects very literally, fx as bricks mounted on canvas, a scarf placed into concrete or a dictionary folded together and winded round with steel wire. In the second approach the thing dimension is more mediated, shoes and flower vases are fx printed using monotyping, a funnel for casting are iself cast in aluminium or objects are photographed while suspended in mid-air. Despite these differences in approach all the artist share an interest in questioning the passage through which things become art.

Among the participants in the exhibition are internationally acclaimed artists such as Georg Herold, Rosemarie Trockel, and Richard Wentworth, who have for many years profoundly reconfigured what work with found matter can mean in specific social, sexual and linguistic contexts. Lawrence Weiner is showing a video work recorded by the water's edge as well as a new collage of juxtaposed fixed phrases, readable as bits language turned into things. Other works in the show include a dissolved mop for cleaning the floor by A Kassen, an enlarged perfume flacon cast in concrete by Nanna Abell, and two self-built copies of the lamps from Freud's London residence by Lars Bent Petersen.

Artists' profiles

Lawrence Weiner, Untitled (SUCH IS THE SYNTAX OF THINGS), 2014, Faber-Castell pencil, acrylic, inkjet on pasted folded archival paper, 101 x 81 cm

Bjørn Nørgaard, King of art, 2014, Stuffed mouse, cheese, glass, plaster, concrete, paper, flag, 179 x 33 x 33 cm

Kirsten Ortwed, FASSUNG, 1986, Wax, glass, 19 x 31 x 7,5 cm

Troels Wörsel, Dont do it, 2014, Acrylic on canvas and antler, 50 x 65 cm

Richard Wentworth, Choke, 2014, Brick, glass, book, cabel, 17 x 21 x 12,5 cm

Rosemarie Trockel, Kangaroo admiring the jaws of a beauty, 1983, Newspaper, metal, painted, 5 x 33 x 22,5 cm

Joseph Beuys, Untitled (Intuition), 1968, Pencil on wood, 30 x 20 x 5,5 cm

Bjørn Nørgaard, Sammenhobning Møn ,2014, Driftwood, side-view mirror, toys, yarn, tin, aluminium, glass, paper, rubber tube, light bulb, brass wire, plastic, rubber, stone, cardboard, 95 x 35,5 cm

Lars Bent Petersen, For want of something better (father figure) #1 & #2, 2014, Freud´s floor lamp, metal, bamboo, silk paper, satin, 155 x 55 cm

Tumi Magnusson, Drops (TV), 2009, UV digital print on acrylic plate, 58 x 40 cm

Marie Lund, Flatbed (cream), 2013, Pashmina scarf, concrete, 100 x 60 cm

Stig Brøgger, Untitled, 1999, Objects on canvas, 65 x 54 cm

A Kassen, Colour of Things (Mop), 2014, C-print, pulverised mop, 168 x 100 cm and 75 x 75 cm

Nanna Abell, Pre-fall, 2013, Concrete mixed with musk, black pigment, 72 x 52 x 22 cm

Martin Erik Andersen, Discothèque Djeema el Fna, 2014, painted steel, mother of pearl shell, dyed tibetan lamb skin, mirror, ambergris, candlestick, laser, knitted silk, mirror ball motor, size variable

Rosemarie Trockel, Profuma, 1990, Silver mirror, 35 x 20,5 cm

FOS, Forget about death, 2014, glass, brass, acrylic, concrete, 40 x 51,3 x 51,3 cm, unique

Georg Herold, It Would Be Nice To Have Just One Untitled, 2004, 13 bricks on canvas, 190 x 130 cm

Morten Buch, installation image of four paper works: Telt, 2014, monotype, 105 x 76 cm, unique. Vase, 2014, monotype, 105 x 76 cm, unique. Telt, 2014, monotype, 105 x 76 cm. Vase, 2014, monotype, 105 x 76 cm, unique

Jason Dodge, Yesterday, I will go to where you were, 2014, variable meausurements