The exhibition Vertigo brings together a group of artists who do not belong under one common name, but who are put together here because they pursue an artistic practice, each in its own way working to create a fluid space that evokes the feeling of vertigo (in Danish : dizziness).
Vertigo has often been used as a way of describing the experience of violent change that has framed the existence of modern man. Our time is marked by unstable world order, where erosion, displacement and change have become part of our normal existence. Every day seems to bring new crises, all of which help to provide a sense of unrest or fear. Classic identities and patterns of cognition are being phased out, and new ones are emerging with great haste. The increasing unpredictability gives a picture of a world in a fluid state, where reality and fiction become more difficult to separate, and the feeling of dizziness can thus be said to frame the zeitgeist of the time. Photo: Cao Fei Nova, 2019 (still) HD Video, color, with sound 97:34 min, © Cao Fei, 2021 Courtesy Sprüth Magers and Vitamin Creative Space
The exhibition Vertigo brings together a group of internationally renowned artists who work with the boundless, the overwhelming and the chaotic. That which moves us beyond ordinary time and space and entices us with a fall into emptiness. Their works provide a picture of a world in a fluid state, where reality and fiction become more difficult to separate, and the feeling of "vertigo" or mental dizziness describes the overwhelming feeling that the intangibility of the world produces. Artist Ann Lislegaard (b. 1962, Denmark) Cao Fei (b. 1978, China) Jeremy Shaw (b. 1977, Canada) Trisha Baga (b. 1985, USA) Julian Charrière (b. 1987, Switzerland)