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MAGNUS FREDERIK CLAUSEN (FT. MARIANNE HESSELBJERG) "WORLD, GO FUCK YOURSELF"


  • Magasin Lotus, København Svanemosegårdsvej 8 (baghuset) Frederiksberg, 1967 Denmark (map)
 Magnus Frederik Clausen (ft. Marianne Hesselbjerg), World, go fuck yourself. Installation view.

Magnus Frederik Clausen (ft. Marianne Hesselbjerg), World, go fuck yourself. Installation view.

Press release, May 2018

World, go fuck yourself
– a solo show by Magnus Frederik Clausen
(feat. Marianne Hesselbjerg).

 Measures for a single bed, detail, 2016-2018. (Bed slat  (*) , canvas, enamel, oil paint, graphite, MS-polymer sealant, joist hangers, bolts, screws, primed linen, staples, plywood, 85x190cm).  (*)    liberated from a single bed during residence at Ole Haslund Artist Foundation in Ræveskiftet, 2016.

Measures for a single bed, detail, 2016-2018. (Bed slat (*), canvas, enamel, oil paint, graphite, MS-polymer sealant, joist hangers, bolts, screws, primed linen, staples, plywood, 85x190cm). (*) liberated from a single bed during residence at Ole Haslund Artist Foundation in Ræveskiftet, 2016.

 Measures for a single bed, detail, 2016-2018. (Bed slat  (*) , canvas, enamel, oil paint, graphite, MS-polymer sealant, joist hangers, bolts, screws, primed linen, staples, plywood, 85x190cm).  (*)    liberated from a single bed during residence at Ole Haslund Artist Foundation in Ræveskiftet, 2016.

Measures for a single bed, detail, 2016-2018. (Bed slat (*), canvas, enamel, oil paint, graphite, MS-polymer sealant, joist hangers, bolts, screws, primed linen, staples, plywood, 85x190cm). (*) liberated from a single bed during residence at Ole Haslund Artist Foundation in Ræveskiftet, 2016.

 Magnus Frederik Clausen (ft. Marianne Hesselbjerg), World, go fuck yourself. Installation view.

Magnus Frederik Clausen (ft. Marianne Hesselbjerg), World, go fuck yourself. Installation view.

 Girlfriend, 2018 (enamel, acrylic, jeans, primed canvas, stretcher bars, staples 100x100cm).

Girlfriend, 2018 (enamel, acrylic, jeans, primed canvas, stretcher bars, staples 100x100cm).

 Magnus Frederik Clausen (ft. Marianne Hesselbjerg), World, go fuck yourself. Installation view.

Magnus Frederik Clausen (ft. Marianne Hesselbjerg), World, go fuck yourself. Installation view.

 TMNT self portrait with Donatello, 2017-2018. (Watercolour, paper, wet room glue, resin, fiberglass, mdf, plaster, 46x110cm).

TMNT self portrait with Donatello, 2017-2018. (Watercolour, paper, wet room glue, resin, fiberglass, mdf, plaster, 46x110cm).

 L'ombelico del mondo, 2018. (Wooden toys  (**) , Smartstore plastic box, catalogue from the exhibition Tjener  (***)  with a reproduction of the sculpture Verdens navle  (****)  by Marianne Hesselbjerg various sizes).

L'ombelico del mondo, 2018. (Wooden toys (**), Smartstore plastic box, catalogue from the exhibition Tjener (***) with a reproduction of the sculpture Verdens navle (****) by Marianne Hesselbjerg various sizes).

 L'ombelico del mondo, 2018. (Wooden toys  (**) , Smartstore plastic box, catalogue from the exhibition Tjener  (***)  with a reproduction of the sculpture Verdens navle  (****)  by Marianne Hesselbjerg various sizes).

L'ombelico del mondo, 2018. (Wooden toys (**), Smartstore plastic box, catalogue from the exhibition Tjener (***) with a reproduction of the sculpture Verdens navle (****) by Marianne Hesselbjerg various sizes).

 L'ombelico del mondo, 2018. (Wooden toys  (**) , Smartstore plastic box, catalogue from the exhibition Tjener  (***)  with a reproduction of the sculpture Verdens navle  (****)  by Marianne Hesselbjerg various sizes).

L'ombelico del mondo, 2018. (Wooden toys (**), Smartstore plastic box, catalogue from the exhibition Tjener (***) with a reproduction of the sculpture Verdens navle (****) by Marianne Hesselbjerg various sizes).

(**) made by the artist and his father in the 1980s and 1990s.

(***) exhibition curated by the artist in 2013. The show was held in the former exhibition space Apart located in the penthouse apartment of Hotel Kong Arthur in Copenhagen. Tjener showcased works from a list of artists amongst writings and works by other professionals. Participants: Marianne Hesselbjerg, Jørgen Michaelsen, Kristine Kemp, Jacob Jessen, Stine Marie Jacobsen, Mikkel Magnussen, Deirdre Johanna Humphrys, Magnus Frederik Clausen, Sylvester Hegner, Niels Heie and Simon Neubert-Luckner.

(****) sculpture made by Marianne Hesselbjerg in 1999. During a three-months residence at the Danish Institute in Rome, Hesselbjerg went down with fever and spent most of her days inside the institute. In her impossibility to leave the building and conceive the work she had planned, she decided to take inspiration from her present situation, that she referred to as the navel of the World. She started to measure all the pieces of furniture at the institute. These measures became the sketch for a series of structures that served as plinths for the bronze casts that depicted the Omphalos from Delphi. Verdens navle was first exhibited in 1999 in a solo show by Hesselbjerg at Galleri Stalke in Copenhagen. The work was later included in the group show Tjener at Apart in Copenhagen, but without the furniture plinths.

Exhibition period: 17 May – 15 June, 2018.
Opening hours: Thursday and Friday 2pm - 5pm. Or by appointment.
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