Cool, calm, and collected
November 2017 until April 2018
Cool, Calm, and Collected is an exhibition featuring Danish contemporary artists who, despite different approaches in terms of material and content share the common feature of addressing an aesthetically compelling, poetic, or cool mode of expression. At the same time, the exhibition attempts to show the very different approaches adopted by the artists when it comes to choice of materials, media, and themes. For although a general aesthetic trend seems to be predominant in Danish art, a number of the works contain aspects of a subversive, conceptual, or politico-critical nature, seething right beneath their neatly composed exteriors. In continuation of this, various themes and references are put into play – from the occult, posthumanism, socio-criticism, and science to psychology, with inspiration drawn from other parts of the world, especially the East, and from earlier styles such as minimalism, surrealism, and conceptual art, but also from a long tradition of Danish architecture and design.
Søren Thilo Funder, SURVIVALISM (Capital Letters ), 2009, Marble, Brass, Installation View MASA Projects Istanbul