Artist's presentation of Thierry Geoffroy

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Thursday, 22 June 2017
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Thursday, 22 June 2017 - 5:00pm

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Documenta 14 and Venice Biennale, do they reflect the present or past? What should we learn beyond official mottos and messages communicated through the curatorial strategies? Could we consider the force of the most powerful global art events as the avant-garde force? 

The exhibition 'Always Question the Structure' challenges the structure of big cultural managed events, documents and eventually evaluates them through ultracontemporary artworks. While other artists display their artworks defined and produced for Documenta 14 and Venice Biennale in advance, the artist Thierry Geoffroy sees Sabsay's space as a headquarter for the questioning of the big scaled structures and institutions by changing the exhibition throughout the show. 
We invite you to join the artist's presentation of Thierry Geoffroy where he will share his perspective of ultracontemporary art, point out main conclusions after his participation in Documenta 14 and Venice Biennale 2017 and hold a guided tour of the show.

Artist: 

THIERRY GEOFFROY

Thierry Geoffroy / COLONEL (b. 1961), is a French artist, living in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is a format artist, developing art formats, working with a wide variety of media including video and instllations. His most known art formats include Emergency Room, Biennalist and Critical Run. The aim is to train the “awareness muscle”.

Thierry Geoffroy / COLONEL has published 6 books and his artworks are included in international museum collections. He is Chevalier de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

 

SELECTED SHOWS

MOMA/ P.S.1/ New York, USA; ZKM Museum Karlsruhe, DE; Sprengel Museum, Hannover, DE; Moderna Museet, the Museum of Modern Art, Stockholm, SE; HEART- Herning Museum of Contemporary Art Denmark, Herning, DK; Plazzo Delle Arti Napoli, IT; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde, DK; Galerie Asbaek Copenhagen, DK; The Maldives Pavilion, Venice Biennale, Venice, IT; Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, UK, Manifesta Biennal, Murcia, ES; National Museum Rejkavik, FI; Galerie Olaf Stueber, Berlin, DE, IKM Museum, Oslo, NO; Fries Museum, Leeuwarden, NL; ; The Model, Sligo, IR; Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen, DK; Cairo Biennale, Cairo, EG; Blackwood Gallery Toronto, CAN; Galerie Ileana Tounta, Athens, GR; Kunsthalle Osnabruck, Osnabruck, DE

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+45 31 41 96 15
Venue: 

SABSAY gallery

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