Watchmaker. By constructing a deceptive perfunctory entrance and fabric covered corridor with window display, the Danish artist announces his intention to question the constant need to counter flux with stability, to frame our surroundings.
Danish artist FOS is to establish a strangely familiar, perhaps puzzling, structure for Watchmaker, his third exhibition at Max Wigram Gallery.
By constructing a deceptive perfunctory entrance and fabric covered corridor with window display, the artist, whose work often includes the participatory environment, announces his intention to question the constant need to counter flux with stability, to frame our surroundings.
Inside, through the constructed entrance, a range of objects, from the three armed brass chandelier which light the bronze sculpture and crystalline salt reliefs, to the glass covered vitrines which display various sculptural pieces, allude to varying levels of function.
Inside the mock shop, or real gallery, separate spaces housing, for instance, the film projected in the round and the series of cabinets, all of which individually and collectively morph between the poetic, the real, and back again.
FOS (Thomas Poulsen) (b. 1971, Copenhagen, DK) lives and works in Copenhagen. Recent exhibitions include: Bloomsbury Mystery Play, Brunwswick Square, London and temporary installation at Camden Arts Centre, London, 2012; Bageri, Andersen Contemporary, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2012; OSLOO—A COLLECTION OF CENTERS, Armory Performance, New York, 2012; One Language Traveller, Statens Museum for Kunst, Denmark, 2011. FOS participated to the 54th Venice Biennale, 2011, with Osloo and as part of Speech Matters, Danish Pavillion. His solo exhibition Bageri has recently been awarded the Statens Kunstfond Prize, Denmark.
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Private view: Tuesday 9th October 2012
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