International Archives 1st half of 2017
To complete the three-
Maiken Bent reinstates the central axis of the building, allowing light to pour through its windows so the symmetry of the baroque garden once again interacts with the architecture. As a tribute to Lauritz de Thurah, she intensifies and dramatizes the baroque spirit and architecture of the space with individual works of art that turn the house into a total installation.
The word LØSØRE—the title of the exhibition—means chattel, a legal term for moveable property. In the title, these moveable objects and possessions refer to the art exhibited in a gallery and the furniture, tableware, etc. in a home.
The exhibition is a seductive, aesthetic patchwork of objects and implements made of glinting buckles and chains, cudgels, harnesses, ropes, balls, straps and strips, colourful stitched leather, transparent textiles, and patterned wallpaper and rugs. Sculptural objects are lashed to the walls, placed on the floor, and hung from the ceiling like fetishized objects steeped in decadence. Maiken Bent makes the entire building a stage to explore the relationship between object, space and the body.
As an integrated part of the exhibition Maiken Bent has created an artist’s book entitled (detail) in which she zooms in on the patterns, colours, lines and texture of her work. The book thus represents an image-
Exhibition 5 May -
Maiken Bent, Trolley #14, 2017. Sorø Kunstmuseum. Press photograph
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