Horror Vacui: Fear of Empty Spaces

Horror Vacui: Fear of Empty Spaces
Library Shelf Location 17.HORR
Publication Date 2009
Description In their joint exhibition, Horror vacui, three prominent Finnish artists, Markus Copper, Jari Haanperä and Kimmo Schroderus, focus on spatial issues. They all have an aversion of empty space, and fill it with powerful ideas, sculptural volumes, motorised objects, moving images, lights and sounds. Works in the Horror vacui exhibition redefine the concepts of space and scale. The empty space is filled totally, verging on claustrophobia, and the works appropriate it aggressively yet with insight. The artists featured in the exhibition are very different: two are sculptors, one is a media artist. The exhibition has two opposite poles: heavy, physical, stationary masses and moving lights and sounds. Traditional craftmanship and technology blend in unprecedented ways, pushing the borders of both sculpture and media art.
ISBN 9789515331755
Quantity 1
Pages 127
Author Ville Lahde
Format Hardback
Publisher Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki
Related Artists Jari Haanpera, Kimmo Schroderus, Markus Copper
Category Group Exhibition/Multiple Artists
Artist's Nationality Finnish
Language English

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