Helgi Thórsson in Tidens Krav
Hi Mom, I’m Coming Back to the Womb opens as Tidens Krav goes commercial. The exhibition will feature works by various artists, including Helgi Thórsson and others who according to Tidens Krav are all in the warm comfort of knowing they are about to be part of the future.
Friday 13th of September 19:00
Performance by Martin Skauen as Slideshow Johnny at 21:00
Tidens Krav goes commercial and suggests a new mode of loving, thinking, trading, loathing, exploiting, and speculating, to be popularly known as: The Newest Standard. Not only does The Newest Standard provide a new way of thrusting art into circulation – it provides a way of intertwining art with the lovers of art – it provides a way of diluting the established art market’s apparatus of definition – it provides a way for the art community to fold back on, and into itself, creating a space wherein the value of art and the role of its market is rephrased to serve as our asset, as much as it serves as their asset – it provides a way for a joint communal revolt to coup art as commodity, hence, voiding speculative foreign fingers and alien systems of disbelief – it provides a way of assuring that art can be as nonsensical as it could be nonfunctional – but most of all – The Newest Standard provides the way of suppressing the praising of self-replicating anemic art practices, while supporting the quirkiest kinds of artistic maneuvers.
Helgi Thórsson was born in Reykjavík in 1975. He studied Sonology at The Royal Conservatory of The Hague, received his BFA from the Gerrit Rietfeld Academy in Amsterdam in 2002 and an MFA from the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam in 2004. Music plays an important role in Helgi’s life and work; he is a member of the bands Stilluppsteypa and Evil Madness. His compositions of found objects, sculptures and paintings create distinctive surroundings in his installations, turning the exhibition spaces into psychedelic club-like environments, overridden with decorations and automatic musical instruments. His approach of invading art institutions and crossing borders between art forms often result in his exhibitions becoming singular events, where the distinction between specific works is removed.
Saturday 14th of September – Sunday 15th of September 13:00-17:00
Friday 20th of September – Sunday 22th of September 13:00-17:00
Friday 27th of September – Sunday 29th of September 13:00-17:00
otherwise, by appointment.