Ryan Gander, Maiken Bent, Malene Landgreen, Daniel Svarre, Simon Starling, Lothar Götz

Malene Landgreen, Helen Frik Richard Wood, Milena Bonifacini, Cathrine Raben Davidsen,

Lothar Götz, Cathrine Raben Davidsen, Torben Ribe, Poul Gernes, Matt Calderwood, Richard Woods, Malene Landgreen, Maiken Bent

Lothar Götz, Simon Starling, Daniel Svarre, Richard Woods, Malene Landgreen

Installation view

Malene Landgreen, FOS, Helen Frik

John Kørner, Michael Simpson, Ditte Gantriis, Ryan Gander, Evren Tekinoktay, FOS, Anna Bjerger

Evren Tekinoktay, Milena Bonifacini

Anna Bjerger, Milena Bonifacini

Malene Landgreen, Matt Calderwood, Poul Gernes, Cathrine Raben Davidsen, Richard Woods

Installation view

Alex Da Corte, Helen Frik

Lothar Götz, Richard Woods, Poul Gernes, Maiken Bent, FOS, Helen Frik, Milena Bonifacini

Matt Calderwood, Helen Frik Richard Woods, Torben Ribe, Cathrine Raben Davidsen, Simon Starling, Maiken Bent, Lothar Götz

Helen Frik, Matt Calderwood, Poul Gernes, Simon Starling

Maiken Bent, Lothar Götz, Richard Woods, Poul Gernes, Desmond Church

Maiken Bent, Lothar Götz, Poul Gernes, Albert Mertz, Milena Bonifacini, Helen Frik, Cathrine Raben Davidsen, Richard Wood

Man Ray, Cahrine Raben Davidsen, Ib Braase, Milena Bonifacini, Maiken Bent

Maiken Bent, Lothar Götz, Superflex, Cathrine Raben Davidsen, Milena Bonifacini, Poul Gernes, Desmond Church

Furniture by Artists

Chair, Chair, Chair, Lamp, Table, Bed, Sofa

March 17 - May 26, 2018

Maiken Bent, Anna Bjerger, Milena Bonifacini, Ib Braase, Matt Calderwood, Desmond Church, 

Alex Da Corte, Cathrine Raben Davidsen, Graham Dolphin, FOS, Helen Frik, Ryan Gander, Ditte Gantriis, 

Poul Gernes, Lothar Götz, James Hyde, John Kørner, Malene Landgreen, Albert Mertz, Maria Nepomuceno,

Man Ray, Torben Ribe, Charlie Roberts, Michael Simpson, Simon Starling, Superflex, Daniel Svarre, 

Evren Tekinoktay, Pernille Kapper Williams, Richard Woods

 

A chair is a chair is a chair. Chair, chair, chair. Richard Woods made a chair. Matt Calderwood took a 'For Sale' sign and made it into a chair. Anna Bjerger found a chair and used it as a surface for painting. Where does sculpture end and furniture start. Where do art and design meet. This show includes chairs, sculptures of chairs and sculptures that use chairs as material. 

What about Scandinavian design. What we do we think of when we think of Danish design? Wood, nature, harmony, candle light, calm, coziness. What about Verner Panton, one of the great Danish designers of the mid 20c. Somehow his brightly coloured, plastic, pop influenced work doesn’t fit the Danish image of itself. The Nordic brand that has been retrospectively packaged and sold to the world has become a self fulfilling prophecy adopted and believed by the Danes themselves. This show examines all this. We’ve made a twisted, surreal furniture store to take a look at alternative histories and realities. A place where Verner Panton is as Danish as Hans Wegner. Hygge is not the only option.

Simon Starling’s has remade Gerrit Rietveld's Zig Zag chair, an icon of modernism, using 45,910 year old wood which was found preserved and workable in a bog in Africa. Starling's chair is placed under a table by Poul Gernes, which sits on Maiken Bent’s carpet, all of this is lit by a Richard Woods lamp and positioned in front of Lothar Götz’s wall painting.

We made this furniture store using around 30 chairs, 25 lamps, 2 beds, 1 problem, a tv, a couple of benches, 8 tables, a hammock, a fireplace, lots of ceramics, bookshelves, framed pictures and lots more, by 30 artists. More will be added throughout the show.

During the exhibition we will invite furniture experts - curators, shop owners and designers to reconfigure the displays. This is a furniture store, not a fixed, static exhibition. The Helen Frik ceramics sitting on the FOS table can be bought and carried away. So can the FOS table. We might even have a closing sale.