Curated by David Bussel
Wednesday 16 February 2005 to Sunday 20 March 2005
Private View: Tuesday 15 February 2005, 7:00PM to 9:00PM
Cubitt is pleased to present the first solo exhibition in the UK of artists Henrik Olesen and Kirsten Pieroth.
Pieroth employs rigorous conceptual strategies in her work – research, documentation, collecting and archiving – to investigate the fictive truths and truthful fictions that construct reality. Through the alteration and displacement of everyday objects and contexts, Pieroth underscores the frailty of such constructions. The exhibition at Cubitt will be the third collaboration between Pieroth and Henrik Olesen, who manipulates found objects in order to pick apart constructions and assumptions about the socially disenfranchised, specifically around issues such as sexuality and bio-politics. In recent collaborative projects Pieroth and Olesen have extended the common definition of the term ‘author’ by involving other persons and various strategies in their working process. For their installation at Cubitt, the artists will work with objects, video, spatial interventions and text-based works, displaying a network of references and processes, whilst expanding the common understanding of single/multiple authorship.
Kirsten Pieroth (b. 1970, Germany) has had recent solo exhibitions at the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; Portikus, Frankfurt and Galerie Klosterfelde, Berlin; recent group shows include Manifesta 5, San Sebastian and the Royal College of Art, London.
Henrik Olesen’s (b. 1967, Denmark) recent solo exhibitions include Secession, Vienna; Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach and Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne; and group shows at Galerie Meerettich, Berlin and Palais de Tokyo, Paris.