Grimmuseum presents the danish artist Merete Vyff Slyngborg at this year’s abc art berlin contemporary.
Through a focus on design and interior in an exhibition context, the Danish artist Merete Vyff Slyngborg looks into the history and contemporary nature of concepts such as taste, trends, tendencies and currents. As a method she uses sampling of other works of art, design objects, functional objects, popular culture and interiors.
For the presented work “Perhaps a Tasteful Image“ at the art berlin contemporary, she creates a cohesive installation of works which have been produced within the last year. In different ways, many of the pieces are modified versions of earlier works by Slyngborg herself or of others who have been invited to contribute to the installation. This idea of collaboration continues with the installation of the booth: an interior designer will arrange the works on-site for a photo shooting prior to the opening and thus determine the setting of the works for the whole period of abc.
By working with displacement, interpretation and transition from 2D to 3D, “A Perhaps Tasteful Image” addresses how we value and conceive objects in a transitory field between design, art and representation. With the documentation anticipating the actual opening of the fair and also, to some degree, shaping it, documentation is emphasized as a genre in itself, which carries its own language and trends.
Reciprocal dynamics between art and trend, as well as object and representation, are brought to the foreground to stress the artistic expression of any period, and one’s personal aesthetic intuition, as being inextricably linked to technology, broader social tendencies, ideals and (art) history.
Courtesy the artist and Grimmuseum