Alex Da Corte “Mr. Remember” at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek

The artist occupies room with color. For Louisiana’s West Wing, Da Corte has designed an all-encompassing and relentless scenography with customized-designed flooring, brightly coloured partitions, neon lights and distinctive scents. Inviting us into a parallel truth, an intensely visual encounter.

The exhibition provides collectively new and outdated performs (the oldest is from 2003) in an all-embracing scenography. Incorporating colour to almost every single surface in Louisiana’s West Wing, Da Corte would make it unachievable for the viewer to continue to keep a safe and sound distance. The artist&#8217s overall body of work implies an plan of id as unfixed and consistently executed employing costumes, props and everything we eat. In Da Corte&#8217s rendition of lifestyle, every single day is Halloween.

As the exhibition title indicates, “Mr. Recall,” which is a participate in on misremember, memory is a key concept for Da Corte. By way of remembrance, the earlier joins the current, and provides paths for negotiating the future.

The exhibition is the very first European survey of Da Corte’s function, focusing on the final 10 years, when the artist has amped up the official complexity of his operate. Da Corte has also produced many bold new functions for the situation, whilst personalized-planning the exhibition to suit just about every depth of the museum. What’s more, the sculpture As Extended as the Solar Lasts is shown on the museum’s Calder Terrace.

Da Corte’s function spans a assortment of media, centring on sculpture, video clip and set up. The artist employs an array of various components and references—from reduced-price, mass-produced objects to superior-finish structure, from children’s Television set to the masters of artwork history, from French poetry to American pop audio.

Whilst some (or all) of the references may possibly be common, Da Corte’s therapy gives them an edge, producing a feeling of alienation or displacement. Shuttling between light-weight-hearted and darkish, his do the job strikes a deeply psychological notice.

at Louisiana Museum of Contemporary Art, Humlebaek
till January 8, 2023

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