Tom Sanford "The Great Poulsen" Oil on 300lbs arches paper, 61 x 61 cm, 2013

Gallery Poulsen fejrer 10 års jubilæum med international X-factor


Fredag d. 22. november markerer Gallery Poulsen sit jubilæum med et brag af et show fra galleriets kunstnere, som efter 10 år er en international sammentømret gruppe af både etablerede og kommende navne.

Kunstnerne, hvoraf flere er at finde i anerkendte samlinger som MOMA i New York og The Saatchi Collection i London, har fået frie tøjler til at skabe særlige værker til jubilæet. Herudover har de hver især fået til opgave at invitere en upcoming kunstner med X-factor til at deltage i gruppeudstillingen. Resultatet er en eksplosiv cocktail fra Paris til Brooklyn med kærlig og humoristisk reference til den danske andedam, der i denne anledning giver svar på tiltale med et par hårdtslående værker, skabt af Lars Grenaae og Jacob Dalstrup.

”At det er muligt at vise et så internationalt show skyldes i høj grad de sidste års fokus på at skabe gode relationer til kunstscenen på den amerikanske østkyst. Det er derfor en stor glæde at Isaac Arvold, Eric Inkala, Jean-Pierre Roy, Tom Sanford og Barnaby Whitfield alle tager turen over Atlanten for at deltage i ferniseringen og fejringen af jubilæet”, siger Morten Poulsen. Også Vuk Vidor fra Paris lægger vejen forbi.

Galleriet har gennem tiden markeret sig som et dynamisk rum for international samtidskunst, ofte med politisk kant og udfordring af de etablerede kunstdogmer. Det sås bl.a. i samarbejdet med den amerikanske kunstnerduo The Yes Men under Cop15 i 2009, og senest med udstillingen af Leonard Cohens værker gennem 40 år, som har været et markant tilløbsstykke.

I de seneste år har galleriets blik været skarpt rettet mod kunstscenen i Brooklyn. ”Der er næppe noget andet sted i verden, hvor kunsten trives så eksplosivt. Og det er også her, i de tomme lagerhaller, hvor alverdens kunstnere har slået sig ned, at galleriet spotter fremtidens talenter”, fortæller Morten Poulsen.

Både de nye talenter og deres mentorer kan opleves i Kødbyen fra fredag d. 22. november og en måned frem hos Gallery Poulsen, Flæsketorvet 24, 1711 København V.

I dagens festlige anledning forærer vi jubilæumsplakater af Tom Sanford til de første 100 gæster i galleriet den 22. november.

For yderligere oplysninger kontakt Morten Poulsen på telefon +45 4015 5588 / [email protected] Interviews med kunstnerne efter aftale.


Gallery Poulsen celebrates its 10th anniversary with international X-factor


On Friday the 22th November Gallery Poulsen celebrate its anniversary with an explosive exhibition of the gallery's artists who after 10 years is an international tightly knit group of both established and upcoming names.

The artists, several of which are placed in renowned collections as MOMA in New York and The Saatchi Collection in London, has been given free rein to create specific artworks for the anniversary. In addition they have each been asked to invite an upcoming artist with X-factor to participate in the group exhibition. The result is an explosive cocktail from Paris to Brooklyn with loving and humorous references to the Danish duck pond, which on this occasion gives retort with a few hard-hitting works created by Lars Grenaae and Jacob Dalstrup.

"That it is possible to show such an international show is largely due to the past year's focus on creating good relations with the art scene on the American East Coast. It is therefore with great pleasure that Isaac Arvold, Eric Inkala, Jean -Pierre Roy, Tom Sanford and Barnaby Whitfield all have taken the trip across the Atlantic to attend the opening and the celebration of the anniversary" says Morten Poulsen. Also Vuk Vidor from Paris will visit.

Over the years the gallery has established itself as a dynamic space for international contemporary art, often with a political edge that challenges the established art dogma. Exaples of this was the co-operation with the American artist duo The Yes Men during COP15 in 2009 and the exhibition of Leonard Cohen's artworks from 40 years, which was a well-visited and popular exhibition.

In recent years, the gallery's gaze has been firmly directed to the art scene in Brooklyn. "There is hardly anywhere else in the world where art thrives so explosively. It is here, in the empty warehouses, where all type of artists and art have settled that the gallery spots it’s future talents"says Morten Poulsen.

Both the new talents and their mentors can be seen in the Meatpacking District from Friday the 22th November and the following month at Gallery Poulsen, Flæsketorvet 24 , 1711 Copenhagen V.

Because of the festive occasion we're giving anniversary posters by Tom Sanford to the first 100 guests in the gallery on November 22nd.

For further information contact Morten Poulsen on telephone +45 4015 5588 / [email protected] . Interviews with the artists by appointment.


The Gallery Poulsen
10 Years Anniversary Show

Javier Aguilera (ES), Robert Amesbury (US), Isaac Arvold (US)
Jacob Dalstrup (DK), Daniel Davidson (US), Amir H. Fallah (US)
Lars Grenaae (DK), Debra Hampton (US), Rainer Horsch (AUS/US)
Eric Inkala (US), Gregory Jacobsen (US), Kristen Jensen (US)
Aaron Johnson (US), Mi Ju (KOR/US), Smike Käszner (DK)
Kris Knight (CAN), Kosta Kulundzic (FR)Smike Käszner (DK)
Dean Monogenis (US), Matthew Northridge (US), Stephane Pencreach (FR)
William Powhida(US), Christian Rex van Minnen (US)
Jean-Pierre Roy (US), Tom Sanford (US), Kristen Schiele (US)
Rachel Schmidhofer (US), James Smolleck (US)
Alfred Steiner (US), Jade Townsend (US), Vuk Vidor (F)
Chuck Webster (US), Eric White (US), Barnaby Whitfield (US)

November 23rd to December 21st
Opening party Friday November 22nd 5 to 8 pm


 

Alfred Steiner "Death" Watercolour on paper, 61 x 61 cm, 2013
Gregory Jacobsen "Decapitated Head" Oil on canvas, 61 x 61 cm, 2013
Mi Ju "Lure" Acrylic on linen, 61 x 61 cm, 2013
Lars Grenaae "The Jubilant" Seriegrafi og bladsølv på 270 gr. Rives BFK syrefrit papir 61 x 61 cm, ed # 50, 2013
Rachel Schmidhofer "Flicker" Oil on panel, 61 x 61 cm, 2013
Eric White "Mommie Issues 2: The Reckoning" Giclee print, edition of 10, 2 AP. 61 x 61 cm, 2013
Jacob Dahlstrup "Everlast" Graphite and Iron Meteorite on Paper 61 x 61 cm, 2013