Signe Guttormsen / Jeanette Mundt

Gesammelte Folgen / solo show

10.12 – 12.02.2011

In her exhibition, Gesammelte Folgen, the Danish artist Signe Guttormsen (*1964) will present a selection of various works from the last twelve years in addition to two central, large-scale works and a work on the floor made of adhesive film.

 

Plywood boards with paint poured on them have been sawed, sanded, milled and broken. Colourful walls, several meters high, threaten to collapse on the viewer and yet leave plenty of room for interpretation.

Signe Guttormsen often works with lettering, preferring modal verbs from the German language. The use of these modal verbs adds an additional component to the verb and therefore to the acting. This could be the possibility, the need for permission, the necessity or the wish to act.

 

This staged action runs through Guttormsen’s works like a main thread. On the one hand, this applies to the actions represented by the works. On the other, this also holds true for the actions contributing to the finalisation of the artwork, the act of the development, the treatment of the materials.

 

In addition to the wall works, Signe Guttormsen will show the floor work „Faites vos jeux“ made of adhesive film and developed specially for the exhibition at Galerie Mikael Andersen, serving as an entry point into the world and diverse possibilities of the modal verbs and in this way the possibilities of the actions.

 

Signe Guttormsen currently lives and works in Copenhagen. For the Danish Royal Couple she created and recently finished the roof terrace of the Frederik 8’s Palais. Her book „Zwölf Jahre durch den Ort” has just been published. The book consists of photos taken of freight trains as they passed by her studio in Cologne from 1996 to 2008.

 

Jeanette Mundt(* 1982) is an American artist currently based in New York City.  Mundt focuses on themes of appropriation and reproduction through the languages of drawing and painting, sourcing her imagery from design publications, the internet and her own personal photographs and films. Her work has been included in exhibitions at the CAPC musée d'art contemporain in Bordeaux, France, John Connelly Presents, New York, and Guerrero Gallery in San Francisco, California.