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Maiken Bent: Strings #2 [detail], 2016 Maiken Bent: Strings #2 [detail], 2016

June 4 - September 4, 2016 FETICH
Objects of Desire

Thematic group exhibition that examines fetishism and its changing meanings for art and art creation in a cross-cultural and historical perspective.

View pictures from the Exhibition here

By way of different artistic positions past and present the exhibition explores the concept of the fetish as it has evolved historically from its original ethnographic meaning as an object attributed with sacred power to its subsequent redefinitions in religious studies, political economy, psychology, art and aesthetics. 
Participating artists: 
Nobuyoshi Araki (JP, b. 1940), Francis Bacon (GB, 1909-92), Hans Bellmer (D, 1902-75), Maiken Bent (DK, b. 1980), Alex Da Corte (US, b. 1980), Elmgreen & Dragset (Michael Elmgreen, DK, b. 1961, Ingar Dragset, N, b. 1969), Hannah Heilmann (DK, b. 1978), Sian Kristoffersen (DK, b. 1969), Robert Mapplethorpe (US, 1946-89), Claus Hugo Nielsen (DK, b. 1974), Bjørn Nørgaard (DK, b. 1947), Meret Oppenheim (D/CH, 1913-85), Lars Bent Petersen (DK, b. 1964), Pablo Picasso (E, 1881-1973) and African traditional art.
The exhibition is supported by The Danish Arts Foundation, Grosserer L.F. Foghts Fond and Konsul George Jorck og Hustru Emma Jorck's Fond.