Archive for April, 2008

ITEMS OF HIGH STYLE AND PRESTIGE

Monday, April 28th, 2008


DUNK! / ITEMS OF HIGH STYLE AND PRESTIGE
A solo exhibition by Daniel Milan

DUNK! is ready with a fabulous new solo show.
DUNK! is proud to present ITEMS OF HIGH STYLE AND PRESTIGE.
ITEMS OF… are drawings, paintings, sculpture, photos, collage and objects.
ITEMS OF… is a total installation full of sharp and visual reflections.
ITEMS OF… is a critical assault on the brutal and narcissistic aspects of present culture.
ITEMS OF… is Daniel Milan’s first solo exhibition in Denmark.

DANIEL MILAN unfolds his work in different mediums with a solid focal point in his elaborations into the fields of drawing which is led by a sensitive and sublime controlled black line on white paper by which he merge different, and often opposed, aspects of reality into poetical disturbing works with a critical and political magnitude laden with a magical narrative strength. With take-of from the themes he develops and elaborates in his works of drawing Daniel Milan take on exiting ventures into other medias of the visual arts such as painting, sculpture, collage and objects and he joins these different means of expression together with his drawings in dynamic and visual thought-provoking installations.

EXTRA:
At the opening there will also be a reception for the release of Daniel Milan’s new graphic book HUMAN DINOSAUR SPAM. It is printed on election posters for the Danish Conservative Party and it comes in an exclusive edition of 25 – signed and numbered.

Dunk

Niklas Seglevi

Sunday, April 27th, 2008




A Gallery

WITCH’S TITZ- DRAWINGS 2005-2008

Saturday, April 26th, 2008


UNSAFE TERRITORIES
”Unsafe Territories” is the title of the this solo exhibition by Iben Toft Nørgård, which consist of a number of large-scale collages. Within the media of collage the artist explores the field of identity, body and gender in an expression which is at the same time dangerous and seductive.
Iben Toft Nørgård has since her education from DJK – Jutland Academy of Fine Arts in 2005 been working with collage as technique and expression. The materials are a combination of various images from the past that blends with the present, from old books to glittering magazines, along with 3D-medias as broken records and tape, jigsaw puzzles, embroidery and maculated paper, aiming for an expression beyond time.
The motives of the collages are figurative and narrative with a subduction of surrealism and abstraction. In the earlier works, the woman had a central position in the narratives, but the new works are involving the man too to vary the dynamic of the unsafe territories.

WITCH´S TITZ- Drawings 2005-2008
In the”black box” of the gallery, ”WITCH´S TITZ- Drawings 2005-2008”, Zven Balslev has his first soloexhibition in the gallery of 24 selected black and white drawings from 2005-2008.
Zven Balslev is educated from The Royal Danish Art Academi in 2006 and has by his original and controversial expression marked the new positions of drawing in contemporary med art. The style is raw and unpolished and combine the aesthetic of the undergroundcomic with a vital expressionism. A characteristic is also the black humour that is abstract beyond meaning, and whitch is confronting the audience with a visuel noise.

Charlotte Fogh

Mette & Kristalovas show

Friday, April 25th, 2008



Beaver Projects

Dan Perjovschi at Kunsthaus Baselland

Friday, April 25th, 2008


Curated by Sabine Schaschl
With his unpretentious, comic-like, political, humoristic, and ironic drawings on walls and windows, Dan Perjovschi (born in 1961 in Sibiu/Romania, lives in Bucharest) has definitely made a name for himself in the past few years. Perjovschi, who takes a keen interest in world affairs, is known in Romania also for his politically inspired performances as well as for his journalistic work for Magazine 22, a publication that came into being following the fall of the Ceausescu regime in 1987. With his artistically unique and direct language that is reminiscent of children”s drawings and Art Brut, he comments on international and local events, or on that world in which his works manifest themselves-the art scene. Equipped with a permanent marker or chalk, without having done any preliminary drawings, just with a rough idea about the content of his commentary, the artist arrives at the scene of his creative act. Dan Perjovschi takes an approach that is very specific to the venue and space in question. For the exhibition “Fair enough” staged at Kunsthaus Baselland, he has devoted his attention to the rows of windows that are a salient feature of the building. Working with daily newspapers, magazines, and an Internet connection to news agencies, the artist produced new drawings on location, and reuse his existing repertoire of drawings with a view to further developing, reinterpreting, or logically complementing adjacent drawings. Perjovschi”s drawings express vitriolic comments and provide lucid and mordant analyses. They put controversial things in a nutshell, they are polemic and critical at the same time. Most strikingly, they are straightforward, in-your-face, and direct, and they brook no indifference.

Kunsthausbaselland