London - Exhibition

Nina Beier at DRAF

DRAF: David Roberts Art Foundation

12 Sep 201412 Dec 2014

The solo exhibition by Nina Beier (b. 1975, Denmark) at David Roberts Art Foundation presents recent and new sculptures including a major spatial commission created for DRAF.

An ambitious new work, Tileables (2014), functions as a base for the exhibition. A 125 square metres mosaic of ceramic tiles individually printed with texture patterns originally designed for 3-D modeling software to imitate concrete, skin, mud and other surfaces takes the relationship between the digital and physical namesake to its absurd conclusion.

These tiles are accompanied by delivered boxes of fresh vegetables, hacked flatscreen fireplaces, tangled garden hoses and stacks of handmade carpets; plotting a muddy field of the fluid and the petrified, the imitation and the actual.

Beier‘s practice negotiates social and political questions of representation and exchange, inhabiting moments of conflict and correlation. She traces the convoluted relationships between objects and images, as mediation mutates information from things to representations and back again and images subsume or discard their referents to become distinct objects in their own right. These works reveal a violent contradiction between what they are and how they are used. Labour and production dynamics echo in DRAF’s building, a former furniture factory built at the end of the 19th century.

Nina Beier(b. 1975, Aarhus, Denmark; lives in London) graduated from the Royal College of Art, London (2004). She has recently exhibited her work in solo exhibitions at Mostyn, Llandudno (2014); Nottingham Contemporary (2014); Glasgow Sculpture Studios (2013); as well as in group exhibitions at Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (2014); Centre Pompidou, Paris (2013); Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (2013); Museion Bozen, Bolzano (2012); The Artist’s Institute, New York (2012); KW Institute For Contemporary Art, Berlin (2012); and Tate Modern, London (2012).

Moreover, on Thursday, October 16th (7-10 pm) DRAF is transformed into a stage for our annual evening of performances.

Quinn Latimer & Megan Rooney, Joe Moran, planningtorock, Sarah Lucas and Eloise Hawser present new live works for a unmissable free event. A limited number of places will be available on the night: entry will be on a first come first served basis from 7pm at 13-15 Camden High St.

  • Nina Beier, Tileables, 2014. Photo by Tim AinsworthNina Beier, Tileables, 2014. Photo by Tim Ainsworth
  • Installation view of Nina Beier at DRAF 2014. Photo by Matthew BoothInstallation view of Nina Beier at DRAF 2014. Photo by Matthew Booth
  • Installation view of Nina Beier at DRAF 2014. Photo by Matthew BoothInstallation view of Nina Beier at DRAF 2014. Photo by Matthew Booth

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Contacts & Details

OPENING:
thu, fri, sat 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

CLOSING DAYS:
sun, sun

BY APPOINTMENT:
tue, wed

OWNER/DIRECTOR:
Honoré Vincent


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