What am I Doing here?
Maj-Britt Boa (DK), Christopher Clack (UK), Luke Fowler (UK), Joseph L. Griffiths (AU), Marianne Grønnow (DK), Kenny Hunter (UK), Tomas Lahoda (DK), June Leaf (UK), Christian Lemmerz (DK), Frodo Mikkelsen (DK), Polly Morgan (UK), Matthias Müller (D), Kai Nielsen (DK), Jaakko Niemelä (SF), Grayson Perry (UK), Tomas Saraceno (AG), Nina Saunders (UK), Mikala Valeur (DK), Mark Wallinger (UK) og Paul Winstanley (UK).
28. sep. 2013 - 12. jan. 2014
Group exhibition with international contemporary artists, curated by Nina Saunders and Ernesto Spinelli.
Esbjerg Art Museum has invited the artist Nina Saunders and the psychologist Ernesto Spinelli to curate an exhibition on art and existence. Through their long professional careers, this duo og curators represents an outstanding insight into this area.
The two curators have chosen to create their exhibition based on a structure of taxonomies between existence and anxiety; birth vs death, meaning vs meaninglessness, individual vs universal, isolation vs connectedness. A special space is devoted to the fundamental four elements for human existence; earth, fire, air and water.
This project is the fourth and last exhibition in Esbjerg Art Museum’s research and exhibition series Art in Contect, covering the period 2007-2013. Through four exhibitions art is juxtaposed with areas of life and science that art was originally linked with or perhaps even rooted in. Through time both art and the various branches of science have become isolated and institutionalized to such a degree that the connections between them are no longer visible. Each individual exhibition have therefore focused on a specific area of everyday life and presented works of art to the scientific branch in question.