02. Artists

Nina Canell

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b. 1979 in Växjö (Sweden); lives and works in Berlin (Germany)

Nina Canell’s installations give concrete expression to the lightness and intangibility of the everyday. The natural materials she presents – water, stone, air, earth, wood, copper – are traversed by electric arcs and heat sources, giving rise to delicate, ephemeral physical reactions that reveal and underscore our innate relationship with our immediate environment.

Her work has recently been shown at the Moderna Museet (Stockholm), the Camden Arts Centre (London), the Sydney Biennial, and at MoMA and the Swiss Institute (New York).

With the support of the Iaspis, the Swedish Arts Grants Committee's International Programme for Visual ArtistsInstitut suédois, Paris. and Alcatel – Lucent Submarine Networks, Calais

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Works


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2 works by Nina Canell,

Nina Canell’s installations give concrete expression to the lightness and intangibility of the everyday. The materials she presents are often traversed by electric arcs and heat sources, giving rise to delicate, ephemeral physical reactions that reveal and underscore our innate relationship with our immediate environment. For the Biennale, Nina Canell has created an installation consisting of subterranean cable-cuts and compressed fibre-optic «sheaths». These objects are conductors, transporters or, one might even say, willing hosts of information running long distances across continents and ocean floors. Arranged like relics, containing the memory of the distances they have run and the narratives they have carried, these cables evoke both the idea of dissolved geography and corrupted representations of language and body.

Mid-Sentence2015
Subterranean telecommunication, signal, electricity, fibre-optic cables and sheaths, steel, concrete
Courtesy Daniel Marzona, Mother's Tankstation & Galerie Barbara Wien

Nina Canell & Robin Watkins
Thin Vowel (Stretched), 2015
Waveform generator, relay timer, cables, speaker, steel
Courtesy Daniel Marzona, Mother’s Tankstation & Galerie Barbara Wien

Venues : La Sucrière

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Nina Canell
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Nina Canell
Mid-Sentence - 2015
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Nina Canell
Mid-Sentence - 2015
La vie moderne | La Sucrière