AROUND FOUR OR MORE CORNERS OR CORNER PIECES online exhibition
Jacob Fabricius’s online exhibition (previously announced in the last issue of Nero) is going to open this night at 7 pm.
You can visit the show at: http://www.neromagazine.it/corners.html
The turning point in this exhibition is, needless to say, corners. Our lives consist of corners. Rooms, buildings, streets, magazines, books, mirrors, etcetera, all have corners. We hope for something new around the next corner, we paint ourselves into corners, and have dark (or light) corners of our minds, as dunces we are placed in the corner… and many people need an extra corner to put something in. Corners are essential.
The exhibition Around four or more corners or corner pieces presents the idea of corners, being cornered, how to use them (or not) and generally how they have been part of art production and art history.
In exhibition-making, corners sometimes make the exhibition, solve the problem, yet sometimes they are just that – the problem. The exhibition Around four or more corners or corner pieces consists only of corner pieces, which relate to a corner or were intended by the artists to be placed in corners, the works are neither problems nor problem solvers, the works constitute the corner solution.
The exhibition presents twelve corner works by twelve acclaimed international artists, all produced within the last fifty years. In addition to the following works in the exhibition
- Jay Chung, Q Takeki Maeda,Dead Corner [When Buffetted], 2009
- Robert Gober, Corner Bed, 1987
- Félix González-Torres, Untitled (Public Opinion), 1991
- Martin Kippenberger, Martin, ab in die Ecke und schäm dich [Martin, into the Corner, You Should Be Ashamed of Yourself], 1989
- Liz Larner, Corner Basher, 1988
- Bruce Nauman, Setting a good corner (Allegory and Metaphor), 1999
- Henrik Olesen, Rechte Ecke, 2003
- Amalia Pica, Speaker’s Corner, 2008
- Adrian Piper, Cornered, 1988
- Dan Rees, Payne’s Grey and Vermillion, 2009
- Fred Sandback, Untitled (Sculptural Study, Three-part Corner Construction), 1981
- Richard Serra, Equal (Corner Prop Piece), 1969-70
four artists have been invited to produce new site-specific corner pieces (these works have to be imagined, since the artists have not been informed of this exhibition and have therefore not been able to produce the corner works): Isa Genzken, Henriette Heise, Alfredo Jaar and Mandla Reuter.
Squarepusher will make the soundscape Smoke for the exhibition. This will be included on the vinyl record accompanying the exhibition. The LP will also include the new tracks Alison’s Corner by Sonic Youth, Corner Shop by Saint Etienne, xx aiii by OOIOO, Drei plus Drei makes Vier by The Breeders,Up In a Corner by Pet Shop Boys, Soft Curves by Sun Foot, Brick Bear by Animal Collective and the spoken word pieces Basement Deep by David Lynch and The Rattle in the Corner by Tom Waits.
The record booklet will include the seemingly lost – but recently rediscovered – text Inside the Cornerby Brian O’Doherty.
In addition to the exhibition, an opening reception will be held at the Rietveld Schröder House, Utrecht, where triangular sandwiches will be served with double dip sodas delivered by St. Francis Fountain, 2801 24th Street, San Francisco, On The Corner Of York & 24th
Jacob Fabricius (1970) is a curator and publisher living in Copenhagen. He worked as director of Malmö Konsthall and of KBH Kunsthal and as curator at Centre d’Art Santa Monica. In his exhibitions and publications Fabricius often utilizes unusual venues and innovative modes of presentation.