OPENING: Thursday 20 August 17 – 21
ANOUK KRUITHOF:SWEATY SCULPTURES
GREEN IS GOLD proudly presents Sweaty Sculptures a solo exhibition by Dutch, New York based artist, Anouk Kruithof. The exhibition consists of conceptual sculptures and installation with a new take on photography. We are proud to host the first exhibition by Anouk Kruithof in Denmark.
Stress – with its positive and negative effects on the human mind, as well as its physical and chemical residues inside and outside of the human body – is a phenomenon that Kruithof has been interested in for a while. The most immediate physical stress residue is sweat. Kruithof is particularly interested in sweaty armpits, which she perceives as wet circles that equalize aesthetic scars of nervousness and universal discomfort. However, sweaty armpits are often understood as a persistent ‘enemy,’ overshadowing one’s ambitions and provoking the feeling of embarrassment. In the work she explores and celebrates human sweat (and stress), as well as its often disregarded aesthetic and emotional manifestations.
The exhibition presents the colourful outcome of a collective performance. Kruithof organized a sweat-workshop to which she invited 25 people to do an extensive work-out in the empty gallery space. Throughout the workshop, Kruithof asked the participants to stop for a moment, so that she could photograph the developing sweat on their clothes. These images of fragmented, emphasized body parts, whether they are presented individually or in form of a sculpture of morphing images, do not only present a new, humorous take on the indexical character that photography has been assigned ever since; they also question the status of the fixed photographic image.
Opening Thursday 20 August, 17:00 - 21:00
To open the exhibition Anouk Kruithof will give a short introduction to her work.
A call for celebration! After nearly four years, GREEN IS GOLD is moving out of Hyskenstræde. GREEN IS GOLD will continue their program in Denmark and abroad with diverse and progressive local and international artists.
We look forward to celebrate our last exhibition in Hyskenstræde with you.
Sincerely,Amalie Bønnelycke Lunøe and Ditte Knus Tønnesen
Anouk Kruithof (b. 1981) is a Dutch, New York based artist working with photography and sculpture. Her work has been exhibited in international institutions, such as Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Sprengel Museum Hannover, Trafo, House of Contemporary Arts, Budapest, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen China, The Centre for Photography at Woodstock, Multimedia Art Museum Moskow and ICP New York among many others. She has published nine artistbooks, and is represented in a variety of collections e.g. FOAM Amsterdam, Het Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Fotomuseum Winterthur Switzerland and Museum Het Domein Sittard NL.
For more information see: www.anoukkruithof.nl and www.bombmagazine.org
Exhibition period: 21 - 30 August
Opening times: Thu. - Friday: 12:00 - 17:00, Saturday & Sunday: 12:00 - 15:00
Project Space Day 27 August: In cooperation with Copenhagen Art Week, GREEN IS GOLD are participating in a guided tour for artist run spaces in Copenhagen, which offers an introduction to the respective exhibitions and spaces. For more information see: www.copenhagenartweek.dk
The exhibition is kindly supported by The Danish Arts Foundation and the Municipality of Copenhagen and is part of Copenhagen Art Week 2015.
Picture: Sweaty Sculpture (Demin), Anouk Kruithof © 2015.