Frivillig handling

Danish artist Marie Thams' (b. 1982) exhibition FRIVILLIG HANDLING (voluntary act) explores an artistic notion that demonstrates a different kind of attentiveness; a different social significance.
Udstillingsperiode:
02-08-2013 - 10-09-2013
Medie:
Installation
Titel:
Frivillig handling
Kunstner:
Marie Thams
Danish artist Marie Thams' (b. 1982) exhibition FRIVILLIG HANDLING (voluntary act) 2013 at the Demo Room at Gallery Image explores an artistic notion that demonstrates a different kind of attentiveness; a different social significance. Camouflaging the entire exhibition space with the distinct words clearly exemplifies the critical standpoint from which the art of Marie Thams can be perceived. 

Her words point to a tension between definition and identity as well as the anachronistic statement that at one point forms a practical artistic self-understanding and at another exemplifies the complex field of art practice and understanding.

Using Helvetica to form meaning, furthermore, adopts a relatively historically point of view. But the critically focused approach that promotes an awareness of particular ideas, which makes use of existing cultural codex in order to transfigure the idea of the art world market, also becomes complicated. But this is also the goal of Marie Thams’ artwork: a subversion of norms that reduces the meaning of creating. In other words: it creates awareness of what Rosalind Krauss has dubbed the ‘post-medium condition that promises to provide a critical standpoint from which the art of the present might be perceived.’

For further information please visit www.mariethams.com