Scenery is an exhibition showcasing the work of eight Scandinavian artists.
The title acts more of a base from which to interpret the art rather than as a theme to correlate the show, I say this as the works feel too broad to fit under one heading as such.
The artist films and sound installation could be seen (and heard) to take this on in quite a literal sense, I found it difficult to look beyond this immediacy for these pieces. Unfortunately I overlooked the two works titled Untitled, but this may just have been my hatred of any work named Untitled from being an art graduate.
Amalie Jaskobsen's Delights was similar to the films as it could be seen to quite literally take on the notion of scenery. It could be seem from the large feature window which gave it a very theatrical atmosphere. (I hasten to add that this is not a negative comment, I am very much an advocate of theatricality in contemporary art!)
Along with Jakobsen's work, I also enjoyed Tomas Egde Scherer's Sculpture (Unpainted House). The mystery of it intrigued me, is the little house in the projected video actually in the little Perspex box? This piece could too be taken literally, one part of the work setting the scene for the other and vice versa.
I found the simplicity of implications from both pieces refreshing as they seemed less encumbered by over-conceptualization than some of the other work and not as plain as the artist films.
Scenery runs until 30th November at &Model
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