Inglourious Basterds New Art from New York, part X
17.08 - 14.09
Vernissage Saturday August 17th from 12-4pm
“We will be cruel to the Germans… And when the Germans close their eyes at night, and their subconsciousness tortures them for the evil they’ve done, it will be with thoughts of us, that it tortures them with.” – Brad Pitt as the character Aldo Raine in Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds from 2010
The above quote is said in the movie Inglourious Basterds with heavy Southern accent by the charismatic and brutally endearing Aldo Raine. In the world of today it is not the Germans that we fear, but the climate crisis, the school shootings, the fear of a looming financial crisis and the political polarization that is spreading like a plague around the world - not to forget. These contemporary issues are different and more intangible than the Germans – and we need spaces free of all that to escape to.
Just as Tarantino set his famous team of Inglourious Basterds, Gallery Poulsen has put together a nothing less than magnificent team of invincible artists who are brutally superior in their creation of works that we proudly present in our 10th edition of New Art from New York - and Other Places.
Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds tortured their enemy, as the quote above states, just with the thought of their existence. In the universe that we present at our summer show, you experience a parallel reality which is so captivating and spectacular that just the thought of it is likely to torture those outside the gallery's four walls. The outsiders will be insecure and for good reason!
The summer show at Gallery Poulsen is always an absolute highlight, because we present the gallery's vibrant DNA. This is where you get a special sneak peek into the heart of the gallery and get a sense of what direction we are moving towards the next 12 months.
Entering is like being in an uplifting sort of cloud-cuckoo land where fiction becomes reality. The works demand something from their viewers, they arouse curiosity and at times unrest – the interpretations challenge our self-perception and inspire us, because they are beyond the familiar and safe. Like raging rebels, the artists blast the medium and push our perception of reality!
There is a reason why we do as we do. "That is a bingo"
as Christoph Waltz aka Landa in Inglourious Basterds would say.
Nicola Verlato (IT), Angela Gram (US), Alison Blickle (US), Ian Ingram (US), John Jacobsmeyer (US), Taylor Schultek (US), Jean-Pierre Roy (US), Rebecca Orcutt (US), Eric White (US), Mu Pan (US), Super Future Kid (DE), Barnaby Whitfield (US), Jud Bergeron (US), William Powhida (US) and Rainer Hosch (US).
The exhibition includes both paintings and sculptures.
Several of the artists will be present at the opening and available for interviews.
Contact the gallery at [email protected] or phone + 45 33 33 93 96 for further information