Galleria Franco Noero presents the 4th exhibition of Henrik Olesen.
“The Euphoria of Turin”: centre of the exhibition of Henrik Olesen consists of an empty square, a loss of consciousness, referencing the story of Nietzsche suffering a mental collapse at Piazza Carlo Alberto in the centre of Turin in 1889.
(It is said that when Nietzsche witnessed the flogging of a horse, he ran and threw his arms up
around its neck to protect it, and following collapsed to the ground).
It is possible that what they believe
to be right
is cheap reason!
and the uncertainty
and the weight of the
mediocrities of habit
(from Black Mirror by Roger Gilbert Lecomte)
Henrik Olesen (Esbjerg, Denmark 1967) lives and works in Berlin. His work has appeared in a number of exhibitions in international Institutions, mostly in Europe and in the US. Recent solo exhibition include: ‘Wolgang Hahn Prize’, Museum Ludwig, Colonia, 2012; ‘Projects 94: Henrik Olesen’, The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basilea, 2011; ‘How Do I Make Myself a Body?’, Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, 2010. Recent group exhibition include: 32° Bienal de São Paulo, San Paolo, 2016; ‘The Keeper’, New Museum, New York, 2016; ‘Accrochage’, Punta della Dogana – Pinault Foundation, Venezia, 2016; ‘L’image volée’, curata da Thomas Demand, Fondazione Prada, Milano, 2016; ‘Slip of the Tongue’, Punta della Dogana, Venezia, 2015; ‘Manifesta 10’, Saint Petersburg, 2014; 12th Istanbul Biennale, Istanbul, Turkey, 2011.