Kent Iwemyr at Kunsthal Aarhus

”Minimalism-Maximalism-Mechanissmmm”, Kunsthal Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark, 14.10.2022–8.1.2023

Kent Iwemyr is participating in a group exhibition at Kunsthal Aarhus.

 

From pressrelease:

Kunsthal Aarhus is pleased to invite you to the opening of the group exhibition 

Minimalism-Maximalism-Mechanissmmm.
Private View
Friday, 14.10.2022
4 - 6 PM

Artists and Guest Curators are present.

 

 

About the Exhibition

 

The exhibition enables audiences to encounter multiple ways of viewing and questioning curatorial and institutional approaches to exhibition making. The title has several connotations. ‘Minimalism’ refers to an art movement which began after World War II in the Western art world.

One movement is often a reaction to others and thus the term ‘maximalism’, which hints at an aesthetic of excess, is a reaction to the principles of the Minimalist movement. A ‘mechanism’ is part of a larger process, as we observe in abstract and physical systems, and a set of multiple mechanisms is typically called a machine.

The arts, which are composed of a myriad of systems and workings, might therefore be called an art machine. Lastly, ‘ssmmm’ is a purposeful misspelling. It is intended to be read as a stutter, as if a machine was getting stuck and making repeated, mechanical noises. When visiting an arts institution frequently, audiences might have an experience that seems to stutter, that repeats itself and seems stuck.

Read more here

 

For more information:

www.kunsthalaarhus.dk

September 7, 2022