Leaving the Hermeneutic Circle
February 7 - March 1, 2014
Opening: February 7, 17:00 - 22:00
The luxury of working with concrete material
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This exhibition brings together the works of three artists who share an interest in the repurposing of found imagery, texts and objects as tactical interventions into visual, cultural and physical space. As much of their work uses pre-existing material from books, journals and magazines, their practices revolve around an exploration of image culture and in particular the abstract power structures underlying the photograph and its use in printed media. Arriving, as it were, from different locations and backgrounds these artists and their works approach the material and content of communication from convergent points.
Michal Jelski approaches recent cultural histories, using photography and text to re-contextualise material from sources as diverse as Polish underground zines and Edward Steichen’s Family of Man exhibition. In his practice universal values and globalism are confronted by marginal and local perspectives. Jelski was born in Poland in 1981 and is now based in Glasgow. He graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 2012 and is currently employed there as a tutor.
Kevin Malcolm works with the tensions between image and source, investigating the role of photography in the experience of space, place and history. Encompassing sculpture, photography, collage and works which fall somewhere between these definitions, his practice questions the construction and display of visual information. Malcolm was born in Scotland in 1979 and lives and works in Copenhagen. He graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 2006.
Gunnhild Torgersen mainly works with sculpture and photography, in a practice focused on functions in communication. Her works examine language as construction and material, reworking information in text and images through processes of physical interaction. Torgersen was born in Norway in 1985 and is based in Oslo. She graduated from Malmö Art Academy in 2011.
The exhibition is supported by Copenhagen Art Council and Danish Art Workshops