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


Dario Escobar at ZONA MACO

Dario Escobar’s site-specific installation, "Observe & Reverse LVII," is on view in the main section of ZONA MACO and part of the fair’s 20th-anniversary program.

The captivating work consists of three modules which gather 160 soccer balls sewn inside out, forming a large, cloud-like object. For Escobar, sports equipment reflects globalism, representing objects of multinational brands that have swept across cultures and countries. "Observe & Reverse LVII" delves into the concept of accumulation, gathering merchandise as the fundamental material for contemporary sculpture.



We are excited to invite you to the opening of Michael Kvium's solo exhibition: An Eye For An Eye, which marks the first show in our additional space in Holbergsgade 19, located in central Copenhagen, opening on Friday, March 1st, from 16:00 to 19:00!⁠

One once said, ‘An Eye for an Eye Will Make the Whole World Blind’. An eye for an eye – a concept as old as time itself, speaking for the desire for justice, for balance in the face of injustice. But is justice truly served by inflicting an equal wound for a wound? If I give you my eyes and my perspective alone, how will you learn that there are other ways to see the world? As we immerse ourselves in Michael Kvium’s solo exhibition, we’re compelled to ponder these questions.

Human figures are meticulously staged against monochrome backgrounds and grey skies; each accompanied by a prop, whether it be a swimsuit, a skull, a blue rubber glove, or an eyeball – each laden with profound symbolism. The interpretation and contextualization of these props are left to the viewer’s discernment.

Central to the narrative of the seven oil paintings on display is the concept of reciprocity – a belief that those who cause suffering should experience an equal measure of it themselves. Yet, as viewers delve deeper into Kvium’s work, they are confronted with the futility of this notion – the realization that vengeance only begets more suffering, ultimately leading to emptiness and despair.

At the heart of the artist’s exploration lies the concept of perspective – how we perceive the world around us and how our perceptions shape our reality. Through his work, Kvium delves into the notion of shifting viewpoints, where objects take on different meanings depending on the observer. This interplay between subjectivity and objectivity catalyzes introspection, prompting us to question our assumptions and biases.

Rather than providing answers, Michael Kvium’s works in An Eye For An Eye invite us to embrace uncertainty and ambiguity, encouraging us to explore the nuances of the human experience. Through minimalistic compositions yet evocative imagery, Kvium creates space for contemplation – a space where emotions are stirred, and thoughts are provoked; a chance to see the world through the eyes of the artist. 



SUPERFLEX: Vertical Migration

SUPERFLEX's Vertical Migration installation will be featured among an array of large-scale installations in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, as part of the Noor Riyadh light festival. The festival runs until December 16, showcasing 120 public installations across 5 hubs in Riyadh. ⁠ ⁠

Displayed on a building within the King Abdullah Financial District, Vertical Migration offers a close encounter with a siphonophore, a jellyfish-like organism entirely distinct from humans. As sea levels rise, humanity is projected to also undertake vertical migration in the forthcoming centuries, relocating to higher grounds and elevated structures. The narrative of the siphonophore mirrors our own impending journey.⁠ ⁠



Lea Porsager: There Should Have Been Roses

Lea Porsager is part of the group exhibition: There Should Have Been Roses at HFKD, HUSET FOR KUNST & DESIGN in Holstebro, Denmark. 

The exhibition is curated by Bizarro, displaying artworks by Lea Porsager, Chino Amobi, and Ursula Reuter Christiansen. Inspired by J. P. Jacobsen's "There Should Have Been Roses", the exhibition reimagines an indoor garden landscape. This unique display explores the symbolism of flowers in the artists' works, drawing from Jacobsen's short story.

By treating art as a synthetic form of nature, the exhibition invites the viewer to traverse a literary garden. Here, they can immerse themselves, find sustenance, and contemplate the complex interplay between reality and artistic representation. This exploration offers a multifaceted experience, navigating the spectrum between fear and flourishing.

The exhibition is on view until 10.03.2024. 

Photo credit: David Stjernholm



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.⁠