Nina Beier + Marie Lund "A Circular Play"
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Opening Friday June 13, 2008, Wako Works of Art is very pleased to present a new exhibition of Danish London-based artist duo Nina Beier and Marie Lund, curated by Mami Kataoka of Mori Art Museum, Tokyo and The Hayward Gallery, London. This will be the artists' first show in Japan, and the second time the gallery will be working with a museum curator to organize an exhibition with up-and-coming artists based outside of Japan.
Educated at London's Royal College of Art, Nina Beier and Marie Lund have been working together since 2003. Their work derives from a shared fascination with group dynamics and the relations between people, be they awkward, fervent, polite or tender. Through creating situations with a simple set of instructions, the artists play with social customs and allow instinctive human reactions to be observed in their plainest form. The artists have held regular solo shows at M+R Gallery in London and in V1 Gallery in Copenhagen, and have made larger solo shows at art spaces such as Spacex Gallery in Exeter, Aarhus Center for Contemporary Art and Overgaden - Institute of Contemporary Art in Denmark. Recent group shows include "From a Distance" at Wallspace, New York, "This is a gettogether" at Skuc Gallery, Ljubljana, "Abstract Things" at Laura Bartlett Gallery, London and "Collectivity" at YBCA, San Francisco.
New works by Beier and Lund made during and after their residency in Japan at Tokyo Wonder Site - Institute of Contemporary Art and International Cultural Exchange from February 1 to March 31, 2008 will be on display in the two rooms at Wako Works of Art. The artists are currently working on a series of new works, which deal with the writing of collective history with a focus on the dynamics between the shared and the individual identity, and examine how history is assembled in memory, recording, restaging and retelling. On exhibit will be: "The Archives (World Peace)", a series of framed second-hand peace posters folded over themselves inside the frames; "History Makes a Young Man Old", a crystal ball carrying the markings of having been rolled to its final destination (the gallery space), and a number of other new works of video and installation.
Reception for the Artists: June 13th (Fri) 18:00-20:00
TAB covers the growth of an instruction-based artwork by Nina Beier and Marie Lund on show at Wako Works of Art.
Wako Works of Art holds a curated show of work by Danish artists Nina Beier and Marie Lund.