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Henrik Håkansson (b. 1968) has worked with questions relating to our natural environment in large multi-media installations for a greater part of his artistic career.

KODE Art Museums of Bergen launches a site-specific installation by the Swedish artist, who has created a work that is literally rooted in the nature of Western Norway. The tree is an alder that the artist himself has selected from Isdalen located in the Bergen area. The tree and its roots have been dried out and then dissected into a hundred and one different pieces.




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Henrik Håkansson, One Hundred and One Pieces of a Tree

KODE, Bergen (Norge)

15.11.2019 - 15.03.2020



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Henrik Håkansson, One Hundred and One Pieces of a Tree, KODE, Bergen

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Throughout his long career, Håkansson has worked with trees, plants, earth and insects—thereby blurring the dividing line between the exhibition space and nature. By allowing nature to play the leading role, juxtaposing the viewer and nature, Håkansson’s work creates unexpected and disquieting results.

Håkansson makes use of methods that often resemble the systematic nature observations used in scientific disciplines, such as dissection and close-up images, while simultaneously emphasising both order and disorder. He addresses our complex relationship to nature, not only in relation to ethics and ecology, but also how nature has been defined by art and science in past centuries.


About the artist

Håkansson has a long international career extending back to the mid-1990s. He has participated in the Biennale of Sydney (2014), the Berlin Biennale (2001), twice in the Venice Biennale (1997, 2003), and had solo exhibitions at De Appel in Amsterdam (2003), Lunds konsthall (2012), Kunsthalle Basel (1999) and Moderna Museet (2003), to name just a few.












Exhibition November 15, 2019 - March 15, 2020. KODE, Rasmus Meyers allé 9 - 5015 Bergen (Norge). T +47 53 00 97 04.










 







 











 





 



























 





 











Installation view of Henrik Håkansson. One Hundred and One Pieces of a Tree (Norwegian Wood). Photo: Dag Fosse/KODE.

Installation view of Henrik Håkansson. One Hundred and One Pieces of a Tree (Norwegian Wood). Photo: Dag Fosse/KODE.