BORCH Editions (DK/DE)

BORCH Editions was founded in Copenhagen in 1979 and over the years has established a solid reputation as one of the world’s leading producers and publishers of original prints.

BORCH Editions ApS & Showroom
Prags Boulevard 49E, 11
2300 Copenhagen S

BORCH Gallery
Goethestr. 79
10623 Berlin
(+45) 27 58 46 76

Curated for
CHART

For CHART 2022, BORCH Editions will present two vast print projects by Tacita Dean and Alexander Tovborg. Both projects address eternal questions raised in Inferno, the first book of Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy from 1321. Dean and Tovborg’s respective projects are significant additions to their oeuvres, presenting two unique standpoints differing in expression, scale and technique.

Tacita Dean (UK)

Tacita Dean insists on working with analogue formats, adding a richness of complexity to her work whether she creates film, drawing, photography, or prints. Printmaking has become an essential part of her artistic practice and her fascination with film can be clearly traced in the print projects, where drawn elements and handwritten text often create filmic movement throughout her works. The use of found images frequently works as a point of departure for her print projects where she composes unlikely imaginary landscapes.

Tacita Dean (b. 1965 in Canterbury, England) lives in Berlin, and Los Angeles. Among her many solo exhibitions are Mudam (Luxembourg, 2022), Kunstmuseum Basel (Basel, 2021), Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, (Copenhagen 2019), National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery and Royal Academy of Arts (all London, 2018), Museo Tamayo (Mexico City, 2016), Hammer Museum (Los Angeles, 2013), Tate Modern (London, 2011/12), and a solo exhibition of her print projects with BORCH Editions was organized by The National Gallery of Denmark (Copenhagen, 2014).

Inferno (detail)

Photogravure with screenprint in eight parts, 89,5 x 956 cm framed
2021

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Inferno (detail)

Photogravure with screenprint in eight parts, 89,5 x 956 cm framed
2021

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Inferno (detail)

Photogravure with screenprint in eight parts, 89,5 x 956 cm framed
2021

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Inferno (detail)

Photogravure with screenprint in eight parts, 89,5 x 956 cm framed
2021

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Inferno (detail)

Photogravure with screenprint in eight parts, 89,5 x 956 cm framed
2021

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Inferno (detail)

Photogravure with screenprint in eight parts, 89,5 x 956 cm framed
2021

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Inferno (detail)

Photogravure with screenprint in eight parts, 89,5 x 956 cm framed
2021

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Inferno (detail)

Photogravure with screenprint in eight parts, 89,5 x 956 cm framed
2021

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Tacita Dean, Inferno, 2021, photogravure with screenprint in eight parts, 89,5 x 956 cm framed. Installation view at Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, photo by Alex Yudzon

Alexander Tovborg (DK)

Alexander Tovborg’s unique visual language unfolds in ornamental shapes and rich colour combinations. His work engages in universal narratives of fundamental human questions. Tovborg draws from such questions through the investigation of religious narratives, myths and symbols through painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture and performance.

Alexander Tovborg (b. 1983 in Copenhagen, Denmark), lives in Copenhagen. Recent solo exhibitions include Rudolph Tegner Museum & Statue Park (Dronningmølle, Denmark, 2019), GL STRAND (Copenhagen, Denmark, 2016), and State of Concept (Athens, Greece, 2016). His work is included in major collections including ARKEN, Ishøj, Denmark and the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. In 2019 Tovborg created a large glass mosaic Sphinx and nature as a site-specific commission for a new pier at Copenhagen Airport.

amor fati

Woodcut, hand coloring, 40,5 x 33,5 cm
2018

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amor fati (d’Arc)

Woodcut, 54 x 32 cm
2018

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amor fati

Monotype, 74 x 56,5 cm
2018

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Alexander Tovborg, Amor Fati II, Installation view at BORCH Gallery, Berlin, 2019