Rethinking mATTER: Salt
January 5-26, 2018
PLADS artspace, Aarhus
Rethinking MATTER explores the stuff of art; the materials that shape what art can be and do. With this ongoing exhibition series, curators Pamela Grombacher, Nana Bendix Hansen, and Sasha Rose Richter investigate the material turn in contemporary art, asking, how can artistic matter trace our shifting relations with the physical world?
In recent years, a growing number of contemporary artists have taken up salt as their medium of choice. Salt explores this trend by bringing together two artists who experiment with the physical properties of this everyday material to reveal its aesthetic potential. Nat Bloch Gregersen (DK) and Nika Blasser (US) created new, site-specific works for the exhibition.
Residency: December 14 - January 6 (Nika Blasser at Tækker AIR Aarhus)
Video installation: December 26-31 (PLADS artspace, videos by Nika Blasser)
Opening reception: January 5, 4-6 pm
Curated with Sasha Rose Richter and Nana Bendix Hansen.
Supported by Aarhus Kommune, Tækker Group/Tækker Foundation, and Producan. Nika Blasser was awarded Career Opportunity Grants from both the Oregon Arts Commission and The Ford Family Foundation.