A Mountain Story
Tue Greenfort, born 1973 in Holbæk/Denmark, lives and works in Denmark and Berlin. In his artistic praxis he links the most diverse disciplines from science and art in an effort to treat aspects of culture and nature, the public and the private, the social and the personal in exhibitions and site-specific projects. His works could last be seen, among other places, at South London Gallery (2011), at Kunstveren Braunschweig (2008), at Wiener Secession (2007) and at Witte de With in Rotterdam (2006). Greenfort participated in Documenta 13 in Kassel (2012) and the Skulpur Projekte Münster (2007). He has been teaching at the Art Academy in Odense, Denmark since 2011.
The exhibition of the Danish artist brings together a series of stories on the production of art and culture, on ecology and economics, and links them with questions about (meanwhile) diluted categories such as sustainability and the concept of nature, weaving them into a filigree web of overlapping themes and figurations. His formal starting point is our one-time assembly hall, its history and locality, which he invests with a new spatial structure.
He throws questions into the ring instead of providing answers and leaves it to viewers to come to their own conclusions. He hereby calls the institutional norms of contemporary art in question, likewise the function of art per se and the prerogative of interpretation that is linked to it. This is a project that is borne by many minds, not by individuality. And the exhibition not only revolves around history and stories, but tries itself to be a narration, a process: an open, at times chaotic but dynamic, entity—without an abrupt beginning or end.
Severin Dünser, curator