benandsebastian

‘The work of the collaborative artist practice, benandsebastian, teeters on a cusp between designed physicality and intangible theories of the mind. Trained in architecture and theoretically versed, their sculptures take on elaborate mechanics and boast intricate detailing, yet speak to vast philosophical and sociological systems. It is impossible to concretely anchor their work, an elusiveness made evident in their recent exhibition at the Designmuseum Danmark, ‘Phantom Limbs’.

Embedded directly within the permanent collection and specifically paired with unexpected inventory from Copenhagen’s Medical Museum, National Museum and the attics of Designmuseum Danmark, their work becomes not only the sculptures on display, but the myriad relationships made between context and object, between body and limb. Evoking the medical sense of phantom limbs, where an amputee still feels the presence of the absent limb, benandsebastian navigate the museum context and call into question the assumed wholeness we expect, perceive and viscerally feel.’

Cassandra Edlefsen Lasch,
independent curator, DAMn magazine, issue 33

E X H I B I T I O N S

2017:

Everyday Life
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art
Kanazawa, Japan

2015:

Göteborg International Biennial of Contemporary Art
Gothenburg, Sweden

2015:

Freitag, der 13. | יום שישי ה – 13
Circle 1
Berlin, Germany

2015:

Museum of Nothing – Department of Voids
Shanghai Museum of Glass
Shanghai, China

2015:

The Fields Sculpture Park
Hudson, New York, USA

2015:

Department of Voids, solo exhibition
Institute of Provocation
Beijing, China

2014:

Beyond Reach
Den Frie Center of Contemporary Art
Copenhagen, Denmark

2013:

Zeigen
Nikolaj Kunsthal
Copenhagen, Denmark

2013:

Homecomings
Gründerzeit
Berlin, Germany

2013:

Must Have
37-39 Commercial Road
London, England

2013:

Dysraphic City
Kunstlerraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien
Berlin, Germany

2013:

Substitutes, solo exhibition
Etage Projects
Copenhagen, Denmark

2013:

Following the Museum, solo exhibition
Die Raum
Berlin, Germany

2012-2013:

Phantom Limbs, solo exhibition
Trapholt Museum of Modern Art
Kolding, Denmark

2012:

Treffpunkt: Berlin
Arken Museum of Modern Art
Copenhagen, Denmark

2011-12:

Phantom Limbs, solo exhibition
Danish Museum of Art and Design
Copenhagen, Denmark

2011:

Odense Sculpture Triennial
Kunsthal Brandts
Odense, Denmark

2011:

White Out
Tokyo Design Center
Tokyo, Japan

Drill Hall Depot
London, UK

Ordrupgaard Museum,
Copenhagen, Denmark

2011:

Mindcraft
Danish Crafts
Milan, Italy

2011:

Unbuilt Extremities, solo exhibition
Friedelstrasse 27
Berlin, Germany

2010:

Pastiche – When a Tree Falls in the Forest
Jyderup, Denmark

2009:

KURS: The Square
Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde
Roskilde, Denmark

2009:

Dialog
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
Copenhagen, Denmark

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