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Henrik Olesen

GEGENWART / 14.05.–11.09.2011 / Curator: Nikola Dietrich

The Museum of Contemporary Art presents an extensive survey of the oeuvre created by the artist Henrik Olesen (b. Denmark, 1967). The retrospective exhibition features a selection from his works of the past fifteen years, illustrating his conceptual strategy of deconstruction, manipulation, and appropriation in collages, demontages, and spatial interventions. Current and historic references from a variety of domains, including the history of art and culture, the natural sciences, and the legal realm, form the point of departure for his research into issues around social as well as economic systems of categorization.

Olesen reconstructs what the public discussion has marginalized, effaced, or misrepresented: the history and biographies of homosexual identity.