Exhibition & Residency:
October 1 – December 31, 2013
In his work, Marius Engh takes possession of real objects by creating clones, thus providing new insights and new ideas about the “things” that are part of the world of reality and experience. Through this process of re-creating reality, the artist explores the spirit and history that the objects bring with them and, at the same time, attempts to remove them from their original context by exposing them to new circumstances, to search for their unexpressed potential. Reproducing objects taken by exposing them to new circumstances, to search for their unexpressed potential. Reproducing objects taken from everyday life and highlighting some of their formal aspects this way, Engh provokes a kind of transposition of the meaning of the chosen subject, and manages, with a simple gesture, to shift the attention from the historical detail to the formal detail, likening these objects to pure forms.
Recent solo exhibitions includes “Escscholzia Californica”, Galerie Emanuel Layr, Vienna; “Order, Calm, Silence, And Drain”, STANDARD (OSLO), Oslo; “The Living Are Governed By The Dead”, University of Bergen, Bergen; “My Target Is Your Eyes”, Galleria Gentilli, Prato; “Exhume to Consume”, Supportico Lopez, Berlin; “The Center of the World”, Preus Museum – National Museum of Photography, Horten and with an upcoming solo exhibition at STANDARD (OSLO) in June 2014.
Marius Engh’s works have previously been included in exhibitions at Musèe d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; Kunsthall Oslo, Oslo; Westfalischer Kunstverein, Munster; Kunsthalle Bern, Bern; Witte de With – Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam.