Monday, February 28, 2011

Kinetics / Ilona Kálnoky - 'aROUNDme'

Intriguing installation consisting of 5 rotating mirrors. In a way deceptively simple and at the same time compelling. The kind of installation so ingenuous and therefore the more surprising in its effect that it makes you wonder why nobody came up with this idea before. Or even: 'I could have thought of this...'. But then... I didn't.
In that regard it reminded me of some of the installations of Olafur Eliasson, who by the way was also a participant in this group show at Galerie Niels Borg Jensen.  
The exhibition 'Space Invasion' showed works of artists who work around the concept of 'space' as well as 'body in space'. As the gallery is exclusively dedicated to print making and sets out for contemporary artists "to work with print media", most of the works exhibited were prints. As such, the Kálnoky installation 'aROUNDme' was an exception to the rule. A beautiful exception.
Other participating artists were Olafur Eliasson as mentioned, William Anastasi, Elmgreen & Dragset, Thomas Demand, Kirsten Everberg, Clay Ketter, Eva Löfdahl and Al Taylor.

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