The exhibition Spatium takes its point of departure in the young, emerging Danish contemporary art scene and includes new site specific (as well as some older) works, from the following selected artists Tove Storch, Jacob Jessen, Lea Porsager, Kasper Akhøj, Rolf Nowotny, Marie Kølbæk Iversen, Tamar Guimaraes, Ferdinand Ahm Krag, Torben Ribe and Jacob Kirkegaard.
The spatial formations of Kumu Art Museum, the special half moon formed architecture, will quite literally be integrated in several of the site specific art works, and functions as both an inspiration as well as a material in itself. The selected artists all work in different media (video, sculpture, painting, installation) and in different scales, but they share a way of working with materiality in a surprising way, that puts new attention to the object itself or to our way of perceiving the world and the space that surrounds us. In a subtle manner, these artists may use the old artistic notion of illusion, but they use it not to impress or blind, but to examine and sharpen the eye for the invisible or unnoticeable. There are so to speak less spectacular show off, and more subtleness, humour and poetic formalism; simple gestures but big thoughts.
Organized in collaboration with the Danish Embassy, Tallin. Email firstname.lastname@example.org