group show

Sculptures and Works on Paper

20.06 – 12.07.2014


Tom Anholt, Tjorg D. Beer, Fritz Bornstück, Jesper Christiansen, Olafur Eliasson, Leonard Forslund, Günther Förg, Poul Gernes, Amélie Grözinger, Philip Grözinger, Signe Guttormsen, Shara Hughes, Søren Jensen, Eske Kath, Martin Kippenberger, Moshekwa Langa, Robert Lucander, Lars Nørgård, Ernest Mancoba, Sonja Ferlov Mancoba, Wonga Mancoba, Eddie Martinez, Albert Oehlen, Julia Oschatz, Morten Stræde, Lucy Teasdale, Elisabeth Toubro, Kathrine Ærtebjerg, i.a.


Galerie Mikael Andersen is proud to present the group exhibition Sculptures and Works on Paper, introducing works from a number of artists represented by Galerie Mikael Andersen alongside other artists that the gallery has worked with throughout the years.


The conception and development of sculpture and work on paper have taken two very distinct routes through history. To draw on paper was seen as simply sketching - often the first step toward the making of a three-dimensional sculpture - not as creating independent works of art.


Those days are long gone and this exhibition showcases the integration of sculpture with works on paper, today one discipline sometimes possesses the qualities historically ascribed to the other. Sculpture has moved far beyond the it’s classical beginnings of marble and bronze; it can be a spontaneous gathering of objects, obtaining an open and unfinished quality of the sort a drawing or sketch can also evoke. Paper has also developed: with photography, paper can serve as the background for what one could call ‘light-casting’; leaving an image on the paper that is just as self-contained as classical sculpture.


The exhibition will also show more classical sculpture and paper works, these pieces are now subjected to the paradigm shift in the way we view art. This typifies how all artistic change and innovation impacts both art past and present.


Sculptures and Works on Paper will be the last exhibition in Galerie Mikael Andersen’s Berlin branch. After seven highly productive years in Berlin, the gallery has decided to dedicate more time to new projects and exhibitions outside the gallery. Galerie Mikael Andersen in Copenhagen will remain, celebrating its 25th anniversary in August. The gallery is grateful to all of the people, and, foremost, the artists who have been a part of and shaped the gallery over the last seven years in Berlin.


Throughout its years in Berlin, Galerie Mikael Andersen has made very strong and valuable connections with the German art scene and will continue to cultivate these as well as strengthen the cultural exchange between Denmark and Germany in new forms.