The artist/curator Andreas Emenius and cultural entrepreneur Jacob Valdemar introduce with NORDIC CONTEMPORARY the exhibition ‘TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING’, showing ten contemporary Scandinavian artists presenting new interpretations of paintings, sculptures, drawings and video.
Apart from being connected geographically, the invited artists are also connected by an interest in high culture meets low culture, polished meets raw, natural meets clinical. Scandinavia is a stage where the beautiful life is acted out, resulting in a growing distance to the living life. “TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING” is an exhibition about how we exist in this condition. Not necessarily to reflect on it, but to work on it from within, looking out.
Many of the artworks represented are satisfied with pointing back at the work itself, rather than a certain discourse, while pointing towards a freedom and subjectivity, with an existential commitment to the material. The titles reference ‘a good thing’ as being something utopian, while ‘‘too much’ stands for something oversaturated, to the limit and beyond: mental states, material, and media.
The artists are represented in a broad range of expressions as an attempt to break down hierarchies. High culture meets low culture, polished meets raw, natural meets clinical in an eclectic brew that aims to clash more than to harmonize; yet somehow linked through the artists view. / NORDIC CONTEMPORARY is an art space founded in 2014 by Andreas Emenius and Jacob Valdemar, situated on 160m2 in an empty apartment at Republique, Paris. It serves as a platform for contemporary art by Scandinavian artists, established and less established and presents three exhibitions a year aiming to visualize any current direction of Nordic art today.
The aim is to create long-term visibility for Nordic art and showcase internationally the Nordic region’s increasing importance on the global art scene. The last exhibition at Nordic Contemporary, FLUID FLESH, opened Oct. 23, 2014. Attended by 400 people it created an instant impact and was covered in national and international press, among others the New York Times and Purple magazine.
Nordic Contemporary, 14, rue du Chateau d’Eau, 75010 Paris/France
NORDIC CONTEMPORARY ARTSPACE PROUDLY PRESENTS “TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING”
A GROUP EXHIBITION BY ARTISTS FROM DENMARK & NORWAY, SWEDEN
EXHIBITION PERIOD: 28. MAY - 7. JUNE 2015