|3 December 2016 - 12 February 2017||Villa Salve Hospes EG|
Lena Henke, Available Light (after Frank Gehry), 2016, Kunstverein Braunschweig, 2016,
courtesy the artist, photo: Stefan Stark
Sculptor Lena Henke makes use of an almost minimalist design language, while, at the same time, giving off a sensual impression. In her works, the artist connects physical impressions, human relationships, urban topography, psycho-geography, and personal experiences with sober materials like tar, concrete, epoxy resin, metal, or sand. Due to their arrangement, her works are tightly connected with the exhibition space at the Kunstverein and evoke multi-layered ranges of associations.
The garden and its historico-cultural significance as well as architectural developments in city planning are the points of reference for Henke’s installations, all of which were specifically created for the Villa Salve Hospes. In this manner, Lena Henke presents a bronze cast in the courtyard that is reminiscent of a city model and, what is more, she encloses the main building with a wooden construction that functions like a balcony. This way the prestigious building itself turns into a sculptural object and becomes perceivable from the outside also.
Lena Henke (*1982 in Warburg, Germany) lives in Frankfurt am Main and New York. In 2015, she received the GWK-Art Award. She participated in numerous international group shows, among others in the Kunsthalle Bern (2014), at the 13th Fellbach Triennale and the 9th Berlin Biennale (both in 2016). Recent solo exhibition include White Flag Projects, St. Louis, and at Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl (both in 2014) and S.A.L.T.S., Basel (2016).
|3 December 2016 - 12 February 2017||Remise|
Tiril Hasselknippe, documentation of the performance: Tiril Hasselknippe, Sandra Mujinga and Kah Bee Chow, installation view Kunstverein Braunschweig, photo: Stefan Stark
On the occasion of her first institutional solo exhibition in Germany, Norwegian artist Tiril Hasselknippe presents a site-specific installation that deals with the post apocalyptical vision of a survival station amidst a wayless desert landscape. The project’s formal and conceptual starting point is a research trip of the artist to the North American Mojave desert. In her examination of this isolated situation and the characteristic materials on site she created an installation which hints at an interior space, that is not suggesting any explicit functions of the individual segments. Coated with a layer of concrete, the shapes of the individual sculptures melt into one joined ensemble, that is grouped around a kind of fire pit representing the basic archaic motive of human cohabitation. The overall assembly is carried by a visible wooden structure, influencing the spatial proportions and the perception of the observers. The vast expense and the solitude of the desert panorama are juxtaposed by the seemingly domestic intimacy of the suggested shelter.
Tiril Hasselknippe (*1984 in Arendal, Norway) lives in Oslo. After her studies at Malmö Art Academy and Cooper Union School of Art, New York, her works have been presented in exhibitions at the Malmö Konsthall (2013), at the Kunstverein Dortmund, at Swimming Pool, Sofia and at Galeria Foksal, Warsaw (all in 2016).
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|3 December 2016 - 12 February 2017||Villa Salve Hospes OG|
With new editions by David Douard, Sofia Duchovny, FAMED, Tiril Hasselknippe, Lena Henke, Karl Holmqvist & Klara Liden, Schirin Kretschmann, Peter Miller, Jens Risch, Ebbe Stub Wittrup, and Luca Trevisani. Additionally we will present all existing annual editions from our inventory.
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