OLESEN, Henrik; HATAY, Helena (cur.)
The artistic practice of Henrik Olesen explores, with a conceptually rigorous approach, the structures of power relations and systems of knowledge, revealing some of their inherent logics, those which contribute to social and political regularisation. Olesen employs cheap, everyday materials to make collages, posters, texts, sculptures, installations and architectural interventions which critically examine contemporary culture and socially disseminated normalisations, thereby questioning quotidian conventions in family structures, the construction of identities and their historiography, the media, legal discourses, art history, and other sources. [publisher's note]
With essays by Lars Bang Larsen, Dodie Bellamy, Helena Hatay, Paul B. Preciado; and reproductions of texts written for previous exhibitions of Olesen by Ariane Müller, John Kelsey, Mark von Schlegell, and Nikola Dietrich.