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SPECTA (DK)

SPECTA represents a diverse group of Scandinavian and international artists. Presenting a wide range of media, the gallery profile emphasizes great variety with a focus on the artist’s original approach to material / media and precisely defined practices. The gallery's artists are all represented in public and private collections. Founded by Else Johannesen in 1980 SPECTA is one of the longest standing galleries in Denmark, and it was passed down to Gitte Johannesen at the beginning of 2019.

Peder Skrams Gade 13
1054 Copenhagen K
(+45) 33 13 01 23

Curated for
CHART

For CHART 2021, SPECTA presents new paintings by Thordis Adalsteinsdottir (IS) and sculptural works by Hannah Toticki (DK) including 'Daybed for Framing Infinity' which can be seen in the courtyard of Charlottenborg. Both artists deal with issues of our everyday lives on many levels such as social and emotional distance, presence and awareness of the collapse of our surroundings.

Hannah Toticki Anbert, Framing Presence, 2020, fiber wood, steel, acrylic slate, 185 x 185 x 60 cm. Photo by Lidong Zhao

Hannah Toticki Anbert, Touch Screen Protection Rings, 2019, silver, wood, paint, 25 x 12 x 6 cm

Hannah Toticki, Daybed for Framing Infinity, 2019-2021. Photo, Jacob Friis-Holm Nielsen

Thordis Adalsteinsdottir, Woman with Hamster in Bed, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 80 x 80 cm

Thordis Adalsteinsdottir, Klettur and saumav, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 100 x 100 cm

Hannah Toticki (DK)

Hannah Toticki often uses the powerful visual codes of fashion and theatre; combining thought-provoking yet humorous sculptures and installations with performance, lecture, text, video and music. Toticki uses her artistic production to offer us a critical view on society and habits, dealing with issues such as our never-ending online presence, our work/life balance and our unsustainable exploitation of the natural world.

Hannah Toticki (b. 1984) in Denmark and educated at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, 2016. Exhibitions: Gl.Strand, (DK), Overgaden - Institute for Contemporary Art, (DK), solo at Holstebro Museum of Art, (DK), Arken - Museum of Modern Art, (DK) (2019/2020), Malmø Museum of Art (SE), Museum für Neue Kunst, (DE). Current and upcoming exhibitions count Tallin Art Hall (EST), Rønnebæksholm, (DK), Gallerie Wedding, Berlin, (DE), Kunsten Aalborg, (DK), Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.

Protection against existential loneliness, 2021

Clay, 25 x 20 x 45 cm
2021

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Protection against the tragic dimensions of life

Clay, 25 x 20 x 45 cm
2021

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Luggage, Installation view

Valchromat, color, wax
2021

Photo by Anders Sune Berg

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Reservat, Holstebro Museum of Art, Installation view

MDF, varnish, oil
2019

Photo by David Stjernholm

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Matgul Møgbille - Aphodius immundus Creutzer

Glazed ceramics, wool, cotton, polyester, wood paint, approx. 60 x 30 x 15 cm
2019

Photo by David Stjernholm

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Hede Penselspinder - Orgyia antiquoides

Cotton, cardboard, wax, leather, foam, paper, polyester, polyamide, approx. 30 x 15 x 35cm
2019

Photo by David Stjernholm

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Hannah Toticki Anbert, Framing Presence, 2020, fiber wood steel acrylic slate, 185 x 185 x 60 cm. Photo by Lidong Zhao

Hannah Toticki

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Deadline Song by Hannah Toticki Anbert, Melody "All About That Bass" by Meghan Trainor

Courtesy Hannah Toticki Anbert and SPECTA

Thordis Adalsteinsdottir (FI)

The paintings of Thordis Adalsteinsdottir present emotionally charged moments in a weightless manner. Her personable narratives are often hilariously sinister and casually violent. Eccentricity distinguishes her work, peculiarly portraying the symbolic relationship between human, plant and animal life. Out of flat planes and shapes comes vivid color that punctuates the existential narrative. In Adalsteinsdottir’s paintings one finds raw spontaneity clashing with the refinement of a carefully controlled execution.

Thordis Adalsteinsdottir (b.1984, IS) has exhibited in museums and galleries around the world, including The Knoxville Museum of Art, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter in Oslo, Den Frie Udstilling in Copenhagen, Konstakademien in Stockholm, The Royal College of Art in London, Reykjavik Art Museum, Stux Gallery in New York, Shoshana Wayne Gallery in Los Angeles, Nunu Fine Art Gallery in Taipei and in SPECTA. Thordis Adalsteinsdottir lives and works between Reykjavik and New York.

Two Women, Booze, Lemon, Pills and Phone

Acrylic on canvas 81 x 81 cm
2019

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Two Girls With Brick Heads, Woman With Cat

Acrylic on canvas, 80 x 100 cm
2018

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Woman With Curry Wurst

Acrylic on canvas, 75 x 75 cm
2018

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Hamster in Berlin Apartment

Mixed media on paper, 33 x 46 cm
2018-2019

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Baby Bird

Mixed media on paper, 28 x 38 cm
2020

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Woman with Hamster in Bed

Acrylic on canvas, 80 x 80 cm
2020

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Man Showers With Cat

Mixed media on paper, 29,5 x 42 cm
2020

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Untitled

Acrylic on canvas
2021

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Simone and Pakkur

Acrylic on canvas, 60 x 60 cm
2021

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Daybed for Framing Infinity

Installation
2019 - 2021

Photo by Jacob Friis Holm Nielsen

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