Press Releases : 2009/07


2009/07/17

Knut Henrik Henriksen to exhibit at South London Gallery

Knut Henrik Henriksen Installation view 'Poor Thing', 2007 Kunsthalle Basel Courtesy of the artist

OCA ANNOUNCES THE PARTICIPATION OF
KNUT HENRIK HENRIKSEN
IN 'BEYOND THESE WALLS'
AN EXHIBITION AT SOUTH LONDON GALLERY
LONDON

24 July – 20 September 2009
Opening Reception: Thursday, 23 July / 18:30
Press View: Thursday, 23 July / 17:00 – 18:00
65 Peckham Road, London
www.southlondongallery.org

Knut Henrik Henriksen (b. 1970 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Berlin, Germany) has been invited to exhibit in 'Beyond These Walls,' an international group show introducing site-specific and commissioned works made in response to the architecture of the South London Gallery and taking into consideration the interpretation of its space and geographic context. The exhibition is curated by Margot Heller, Curator and Director of SLG, who has invited, in addition to Henriksen, the artistsAyse Erkmen (TR), Tue Greenfort (DK), Public Works (DE/GB), Esther Stocker (IT/AT), Pieter Vermeersch (BE) andLeon Vranken (BE) to share their perspectives on the theme.

Within 'Beyond These Walls,' Henriksen will exhibit four concrete sculptures taking as his departure point an architectural detail from the floor of SLG's main exhibition space as a reflection on the relationship between the existing floor and that of the late 19th century original.

About the Artist

Knut Henrik Henriksen has been working since 1997 with site-specific installations that challenge the exhibition spaces in which they take place. The formal aspects of the works emerge from measurements that are sourced from architectural specifications from pre-existing or mass-produced materials and formats. The artist has exhibited internationally at venues that include: Kunsthalle Basel in Switzerland, Frac des Pays de la Loire, Nantes, France, and the Royal College of Art, London.

Knut Henrik Henriksen's participation within 'Beyond These Walls' is supported with a grant from OCA's International Support Programme.

For more information on 'Beyond These Walls', please visit www.southlondongallery.org