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Simon Dybroe Møller – Like Origami Gone Wrong

Exhibition view Like an Origami Gone Wrong 2007, photo: David Aebi

Exhibition view Like an Origami Gone Wrong 2007, photo: David Aebi

Exhibition view Like an Origami Gone Wrong 2007, photo: David Aebi

3. June – 19. August 2007

Kunstmuseum

The works of Simon Dybbroe Møller (born 1976 in Denmark) deal with destruction, decay, and disappearance. Møller's installation oscillates back and forth between constructed and genuine art history, between original and reproduction. He seems to play with a nostalgic longing for a state of mind, where utopian artistic positions like Constructivism, Suprematism, De Stijl, Bauhaus, Minimal and Concept Art still possess qualities as barrier-breaking novelties.

With his drawings, photographs, sculptures, videos, interventions and installations Møller moves in a field between destruction and reconstruction, nostalgia and oblivion, manipulation and representation. His tales of decay are filled with numerous references to the history of art, design, architecture, literature or of music: from Robert Morris, Dan Flavin, Robert Matta-Clark to John Cage, Bonnie Prince Billy to danish writer Villy Sørensen or August Strindberg.

The exhibition Like origami gone wrong has been arranged in a collaboration with the Aarhus Kunstbygning.


Catalogue
Simon Dybbroe Møller – Like Origami Gone Wrong
(D/E), published by Thorsten Sadowsky, Åarhus Kunstbygning and Madeleine Schuppli, Kunstmuseum Thun, JRP|Ringier Kunstverlag, ISBN 978-3-905770-33-9, Price: Fr. 38.-

Authors:
Thorsten Sadowsky, Madeleine Schuppli, Jan Verwoert
Interview with Thorsten Sadowsky and Simon Dybbroe Møller