frivillig handling (solo)

The Demo Room, Galleri Image, Aarhus, DK

August 2013

Exhibition in Demorummet, Galleri Image, Aarhus, DK
August 2 - 30, 2013

Press release:

New exhibition opening with Danish artist Marie Thams at the Demo Room, Galleri Image, Aarhus

We are proud to present Danish artist Marie Thams’ exhibition frivillig handling at the Demo Room at Galleri Image Friday, August 2, 2013 to August 25, 2013.

Danish artist Marie Thams‘ (b. 1982) exhibition frivillig handling explores an artistic notion that demonstrates a different kind of attentiveness; a different social significance.

Camouflaging the entire exhibition space with the distinct words “frivillig handling” (voluntary act) clearly exemplifies the critical standpoint from which the art of Marie Thams can be perceived.

Using the typography Helvetica to form meaning, is a conscious choice in this work. And the critically focused approach that promotes an awareness of particular ideas, which makes use of existing cultural codex in order to transfigure the idea of the art world market, is further challenged.

This is also the goal of Marie Thams: to propose a subversion of the norms and that way to question the meaning of creating. In other words it creates awareness of what Rosalind Krauss has dubbed the 'post-medium condition that promises to provide a critical standpoint from which the art of the present might be perceived'.

Curated by Cecilie Bepler.

For further information please visit or Galleri Image, The Demo Room, Vestergade 29, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Phone: +45 86202429