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Tine Bek


OPENING:
15.06.2017, 17:00
16-25.06.2017

The Vulgarity Of Being Three-Dimensional

Tine Bek’s exhibition at Fotogalleriet’s Nordic Anthology project space finds its starting point in the short story Carnival, by the Danish author Karen Blixen. The novel narrates the private dinner party of a group of young creatives that attended a carnival. The group is still dressed up from the event, pretending to be someone else – and through various conversations agree that the only true character one can make a caricature of, is ourselves.

The Vulgarity Of Being Three-Dimensional acts as an investigative process relating to the different sections of Blixen’s story, while dealing with themes intrinsic to the photographic object and the relationship to its own image. Bek reflects on how a moment’s tangibility is transformed into a two-dimensional element through photography, and the project aims to challenge the understanding of one self, identity and the ‘obscurity of being’: acting and existing alongside our own mirrored image.

Stripped of all background knowledge and history, the portrayed actions and elements are left open for interpretation. The images unfold in the process of being gazed upon – their only connecting point being aesthetic.

In a hundred years – I’ve been thinking – some other people will dress up as supper party of our period; of a 100 years ago to them. Let us be that tonight until tomorrow noon, a supper party of 2025. Masquerading as people of a hundred years ago. For it is a little silly to be a caricature of something of which you know very little and which means
very little to you but to be your own caricature, that is the true carnival.
– Karen Blixen, Carnival, 1926
 

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LIST OF WORKS (clockwise from the left)

Apricots, 2017
from the series The Vulgarity Of Being Three-Dimensional (2016-)
Giclée print, acrylic mount, framed
45 x 30 cm

Yellow still life, 2017
from the series The Vulgarity Of Being Three-Dimensional (2016-)

Giclée print, glass, shelf, installation of variable dimensions
25 x 20 cm

Sand Dog, 2017
from the series The Vulgarity Of Being Three-Dimensional (2016-)

Giclée print, acrylic mount
20 x 30 cm

The vulgarity of being Three-Dimensional, 2016
from the series The Vulgarity Of Being Three-Dimensional (2016-)
Video loop, 1-channel sound
54 min, installation of variable dimensions

Blue in a frame, 2017
from the series The Vulgarity Of Being Three-Dimensional (2016-)

Wooden box, passe-partout, glass, gravel, pigment
10 x 15 cm, installation of variable dimensions

After New Years Feast, 2017
from the series The Vulgarity Of Being Three-Dimensional (2016-)
Giclée print
106 x 66 cm

Mermaid, 2017
from the series The Vulgarity Of Being Three-Dimensional (2016-)
Giclée print, acrylic mount
30 x 41 cm

La Croix and Peach Pit, 2017
from the series The Vulgarity Of Being Three-Dimensional (2016-)
Giclée print, acrylic mount
25 x 20 cm

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Earlier Event: June 2
Geistė Kinčinaitytė
Later Event: August 31
Martinka Bobrikova & Oscar de Carmen