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    FORT: Limbo

    For their exhibition in the Langen Foundation, FORT have developed a series of new works that immerse the viewer in an atmosphere that changes in an astonishing way between cruel, melancholic and humorous. Between abandoned lion cages, mysterious apartment doors and a group of different dog kennels that resemble human rather than animal dwellings, it becomes apparent how the savage, unconscious is civilized, dressed up and architecturally fenced. A display of headless busts lined up in a shop window reinforces the effect of the arrangement, which poses complex questions about the domestication of the non-rational and at the same time formulates resistance with a 5-meter-high clenched fist.
    January 18, 2018 04:16 PM
  • Endless Cut

    Jacob Dahlgren - Quality Through Quantity

    Jacob Dahlgren belongs to a generation of contemporary artists who have taken the constructive-geometrical tradition a logical step further, and in that way arrived at completely new approaches. His materials consist of simple, mass produced everyday objects which he finds in department or DIY stores. Dahlgren employs plastic coat hangers, pencils, folding rulers or rip saws in large numbers, so as to create works in which the principle of constant repetition brings about a transformation and results in something new. In his work he takes the motto "Quality not quantity” with its assurances of excellence to the point of absurdity, proving that the one does not exclude the other, or instead that quality can be produced precisely by quantity.
    January 18, 2018 04:15 PM
  • Periphere Verdichtung

    From Aluminium to Cement: Pictures, Objects, Sculptures

    This exhibition based on the holdings of the Marli Hoppe-Ritter Collection brings together some 50 works exemplifying Object and Light Art, Material Pictures, Kinetic Sculpture, and approaches to painting dating from 1960 to this day. Over the decades a number of works have been brought from each of the participating artists, thus allowing a certain spectrum in that artist’s development to be presented.
    January 18, 2018 04:15 PM
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    Video Arcade

    In 1980, $2.8 billion in quarters were pumped into video arcade games in the United States, more than triple the revenue from any previous year. The video arcade had arrived, as a popular culture phenomenon and a vital force in the entertainment industry. Improved graphics, game design, and marketing made such games as Space Invaders, Donkey Kong, and Pac-Man into addictive and commercially successful hits. At their peak, there were more than 10,000 video arcades across the country. Within a decade, the rise of the personal computer and home consoles would mark the end of the video arcade’s golden age. This arcade allows visitors to play 23 of the era’s most beloved games, in their original form.
    January 18, 2018 04:13 PM
  • La Mer

    Ange Leccia

    The French artist Ange Leccia (b. 1952) was born in Corsica, and the unique position of the island has always fascinated him as a creative metaphor for the limits of time and space. He began to work with cinematography as an art form early in the 1980s, and his efforts have left their mark on the growth of the video medium in French contemporary art. Leccia is the founder and head of the artist-in-residence program and research lab Pavillon Neuflize OBC of the Palais de Tokyo in Paris. His works have been exhibited in key institutions including Documenta Kassel, Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Venice Biennial, Skulptur Projekte Münster, Centre Georges Pompidou. La Mer (The Sea) is Lecciaʼs best-known work, which he repeatedly transforms and adapts to each exhibition space. It shows the Corsica of his youth, the sea that he films over and over, constantly using new technology. The passing time is displayed as a series of still frames, or a rapid sequence of moments, ever flowing like the waves that break on the shore, like a repeated chant with no beginning, middle or end.
    January 18, 2018 04:10 PM
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    Treasures of a Nation

    In the collection of the National Gallery of Iceland there are over eleven thousand works of various kinds, from various countries and from various periods. In the exhibition Treasures of a Nation a fair selection of works from the collection displays the evolution of art in Iceland from the early nineteenth century to our times. The exhibition features the variety of media and styles distinguishing this short but eventful history. During the first decades, from 1884 to 1911, the collection was exclusively based on the generous donations of foreign artists, mostly Danish and other Scandinavians, but in the early 20th century Icelandic art became more prominent. Today only one of every ten works in the collection of the National Gallery is foreign despite the fact that foreign artists are still slightly more numerous than Icelandic artists.
    January 18, 2018 04:10 PM
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    Greater-Iceland

    Greater-Iceland is a group exhibition with international artists who have settled in Iceland for limited or extended period of time. Participants are Anna Hallin, Claudia Hausfeld, Jeannette Castioni, Joris Rademaker, Rebecca Erin Moran, Sari Cedergren and Theresa Himmer. Greater-Iceland places a group of contemporary artists together who have first and foremost, relocated to Iceland and are still single-mindedly making their art despite of doubts and circumstances. The idea for the exhibition is prompted on a hunch that something needs to be told about them and their commitments to art and involvements in the local visual art community. After all this fluctuate of artistic energies are moving around in many cities in the rest of the world.
    January 18, 2018 04:08 PM
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    Erró: More is Beautiful

    This exhibition shines a special light on Erró's works which revolve around excess and density. This imaging has been an important part of his art and goes all the way back to his earliest work. More than thirty pieces from the Erró collection of the Reykjavík Art Museum – paintings, collages and movies – show how the artist creates intricate and charged structures which communicate materials related to politics, science, fiction and art history.
    January 18, 2018 04:08 PM
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    Ásmundur Sveinsson: Art for the People

    Retrospective on the works of Ásmundur Sveinsson. The sculptor Ásmundur Sveinsson was born in 1893 and died nearly ninety years later, in 1982. He lived through some of the most intense times of history; he was born into the poverty of the of an agrarian colony, with most of the population was striving subsistence farming, but when he died Icelanders had become one of the richest nations of the world, and the country had long ago become a republic with active democracy. The richness of Sveinsson's art fully reflects this outlook. He kept a close eye on and was quick to assimilate the innovations of his time. He believed that the future of sculpture lay in approaching technology; sculptures should be placed near factories and power stations, by the places where people were working.
    January 18, 2018 04:05 PM
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    Noureddine Amir Sculpted Dresses

    Amir works on a garment as if he were working on an animal hide. Taking wool, rafia, and silk, he submits them to a specific treatment. They undergo a transformation in order to be adapted or readapted to life. Before reaching the public, they are submitted to an initiation process. They are dyed with henna, dried pomegranate peel, and indigo. Sometimes they are treated with alum. Yet those who know these materials and the many ways in which they are traditionally used know that many women use them to tan animal hide and strengthen their own skin.
    January 18, 2018 04:04 PM
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