Galerie Nordenhake (SE)

Galerie Nordenhake presents contemporary art with an international focus. The gallery has exhibition spaces in Stockholm and Berlin. In 2018 the gallery opened up a new space in Mexico City. In Stockholm the gallery is run by Ben Loveless.

Curated for
CHART

For CHART 2022, Galerie Nordenhake will present works by Berlin-based artist Sofia Hultén. Combining a deadpan slapstick sensibility with an impulse to surreptitiously grapple with the culturally and politically charged issues of our time, Hultén works with leftovers from the urban landscape to explore philosophical ideas and scientific conjecture.

Sofia Hultén, Altered Fates, DVD, 9.33 min, 2013

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Sofia Hultén (SE)

Using video, sculpture and photography Sofia Hultén reveals the inalienable characteristics of everyday objects. The individual histories of articles, like a steam roller or a sofa cushion, are contained in a patina of rust, scratches and dirt. Hultén finds integrity and dignity in these materials while the performative aspect of her practice embraces the absurd spirit of television sitcoms. Rather than confirming the maxim that the whole is more than the sum of its parts, Hultén exposes the parts themselves.

Sofia Hultén (b. 1972, Stockholm; SE) lives and works in Berlin. Recent exhibition venues include Museum Tinguely (2018; CH), Fundació Miró (2015; ES) 8th MOMENTUM Nordic Biennial of Contemporary Art (2015; NO) and Magasin 3 (2015; SE). She was awarded Moderna Museets Vänners Skulpturpris in 2011.

Statik Elastik

3 columns of car jacks, variable dimensions
2011-ongoing

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In the Genes

Two jeans zipped together, 21 x 18 x 2 cm
2014

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Ok Ok Ok Ok Ok

Two stepladders steel bearings steel stand, 205 x 123 x 124 cm
2019

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Indecisive Angles VII

Steel paint, 120 x 50 x 50 cm
2015

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Pattern Recognition I

Modified steel workshop wall tools, 180 x 250 x 5 cm
2017

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Altered Fates

DVD, 9.33 min
2013

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Sofia Hultén, Manly Rainy Moany, jeans electric fans, 205 x 102 x 102 cm, 2019

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