In this, his most comprehensive solo exhibition to date, the internationally acclaimed Danish artist FOS creates a total installation comprising both his earlier and entirely new works.
Geological sediments, singing keys and giant billboards appear side by side and tell us about our shared history, memory and amnesia.
FOS (1971) has the unique ability to make the complicated understandable while playing and challenging himself, the audience and the art world as such. FOS’ total installations, which he refers to as Social Design, embrace poetry and humour and at the same time assume a critical tone, but the installations only really achieve maximum impact by virtue of the audience and activities they house.
An example of such an installation is Osloo, produced for the Danish pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2011 – a boat (with a bar, a stage and its own radio station), which provides the setting for an intensive programme of performances, readings, concerts and lectures.
”We are very proud that Kunsthal Charlottenborg is able to present FOS’ biggest solo show to date, and the museum’s voluminous rooms give FOS a unique opportunity to work with scale -from a radical spatial approach to the installation of detailed and delicate objects in display cases and on pedestals.” Henriette Bretton-Meyer, Acting Director.
The exhbition is kindly supported by:
Statens Kunstfond, Aage og Johanne Louis-Hansens Fond, Andersen Contemporary, Max Wigram Gallery, Københavns Kommunes Billedkunstudvalg , Aulin Gardiner og Gulve, Flügger, Kvadrat, Genbyg, City Media & Daluiso A/S.