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.

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Click here to read my blog post, Why a Show About Salt?

Nika Blasser,  Salt Land, Salt Sea: Drømme fra vor Jord  (detail). Photo by Minik Busk Langkjær

Nika Blasser, Salt Land, Salt Sea: Drømme fra vor Jord (detail). Photo by Minik Busk Langkjær

Nika Blasser, Salt Land, Salt Sea: Drømme fra vor Jord (detail). Photo by Minik Busk Langkjær

Nika Blasser,  Salt Land, Salt Sea: Drømme fra vor Jord  (detail). Photo by Minik Busk Langkjær

Nika Blasser, Salt Land, Salt Sea: Drømme fra vor Jord (detail). Photo by Minik Busk Langkjær

Nika Blasser, Salt Land, Salt Sea: Drømme fra vor Jord (detail). Photo by Minik Busk Langkjær

Nika Blasser, Salt Land, Salt Sea: Drømme fra vor Jord

Nika Blasser, Salt Land, Salt Sea: Drømme fra vor Jord (detail). Photo by Minik Busk Langkjær

Nika Blasser, Salt Land, Salt Sea: Drømme fra vor Jord (detail). Photo by Minik Busk Langkjær

Nika Blasser, Salt Land, Salt Sea: Drømme fra vor Jord, 2017

Nat Bloch Gregersen, Iris. Photo by Shu Yi

Nat Bloch Gregersen, Iris (detail). Photo by Minik Busk Langkjær.

Nat Bloch Gregersen, Iris (detail). Photo by Minik Busk Langkjær

Nat Bloch Gregersen, Iris (detail). Photo by Shu Yi

Nat Bloch Gregersen, Iris (detail). Photo by Minik Busk Langkjær

Nat Bloch Gregersen, Iris (detail). Photo by Shu Yi

Nat Bloch Gregersen, Iris (detail). Photo by Minik Busk Langkjær

Rethinking MATTER | Salt. Photo by Minik Busk Langkjær.

 
 
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