September 10th, 2019

Henrik Olesen at the Museo Reina Sofía

05-Vista de Sala

Artist: Henrik Olesen

Venue: Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid

Curated By: Helena Tatay

Date: June 26 – October 21, 2019

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02-Vista de Sala

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15-Vista de Sala

Full gallery of images, press release, and link available after the jump.


Images courtesy of Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid. Installation photos by Joaquín Cortés/Román Lores.

Press Release:

The artistic practice of Henrik Olesen (1967, Esbjerg, Denmark) explores, with a conceptually rigorous approach, the structures of power relations and systems of knowledge, revealing some of their inherent logics, those which contribute to social and political regularisation.

Olesen employs cheap, everyday materials to make collages, posters, texts, sculptures, installations and architectural interventions which critically examine contemporary culture and socially disseminated normalisations, thereby questioning quotidian conventions in family structures, the construction of identities and their historiography, the media, legal discourses, art history, and other sources.

His work and projects have been the subject of exhibitions in institutions such as Kunstmuseum Basel, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, and New York’s MoMA, among others, and he has participated in the 32nd São Paulo Biennial (2016), Manifesta 10 (2014) and the Istanbul Biennial (2011).

This exhibition, the first solo show dedicated to Olesen’s oeuvre in Spain, assembles a selection of his most pertinent works, along with a series of architectural interventions made specifically for the spaces inside the Museo Reina Sofía.

Link: Henrik Olesen at the Museo Reina Sofía

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