New exhibition in the x-room: SÅ LÆNGE DET VARER*
The artist Nairy Baghramian has created a work of art especially for x-rummet at SMK. A large, sculptural piece consisting of milky, semi-transparent forms balancing precariously on tall, shiny legs.
Nairy Baghramian: SÅ LÆNGE DET VARER*
in the x-room 7 December – 2 April 2018
Now you can explore the exhibition SÅ LÆNGE DET VARER* [As long as it lasts] in the x-room at SMK – an entirely new project by the internationally acclaimed German artist Nairy Baghramian.
Inspired by an iconic steel grid structure from the exhibition venue The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, the artist has produced an installation especially for SMK.
Today the structure has been taken down again, and Nairy Baghramian got hold of a piece of the steel grid, reconstructing it in wood and casting it in silicone. What was originally a firmly solid, load-bearing grid structure made of steel has now been transformed into fragile shapes delicately poised on spindly legs
About the artist
German artist Nairy Baghramian (born in 1971 in Isfahan, Iran) lives and works in Berlin, Germany. The x-room exhibition constitutes the artist’s first solo show in Scandinavia.
Baghramian’s exhibition activity includes DOCUMENTA 14, Kassel (2017), Skulptur Projekte Münster 2017 and 2007, and solo shows at e.g. Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2017–18), S.M.A.K. Museum of Contemporary Art, Ghent (2016), Museo Tamayo, Mexico City (2015) and Art Institute of Chicago (2014).