artists & participants
The joint exhibition Perspicuus by Jakob Emdal and Jonas Kaspar presents new works specially developed for the exhibition that are the outcome of a close collaboration between the two Danish artists. By means of photography, installation, sound and painting, the exhibition focuses in particular on the constantly evolving development of different forms of the image in the context of technological progress and historical changes. In their conceptual work, they deal with the structures of net-based image production and reception, as well as with the construction and representation of algorithmic processes. Photographs of culture-historical artefacts, contemporary image production and a visual expression of future developments meet in the exhibition of the two artists. They show an artistic approach to the nature and characteristics of images, the reception and meaning of which is shifting or has yet to be made accessible. Through these artistic translations, multi-layered works are created which, corresponding to the exhibition title Perspicuus (lat. transparent), make tangible the abstract digital networks of our time with a new visual quality.
Jakob Emdal (*1982 in Copenhagen, Danmark) lives and works in Copenhagen. He studied from 2008 – 2009 at the Cooper Union, School of Art, New York and from 2005 – 2010 at the Städelschule, Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Frankfurt, Germany. His works has been shown in several group and solo exhibitions. Solo exhibitions (selection): Somber Tones, Projektrum Schaufenster, Kunstverein Düsseldorf (2010); Gestus, Overgaden Institut for Samtidskunst, Copenhagen (2012); Skønhed består i at kunne se langt, Four boxes gallery, Krabbesholm Højskole, Skive (2014). Group exhibition (selection): Harmony, Galleri Fjaltring, Lemvig (2010); Correspondence, Yafoo23, Jerusalem (2010); Le Choix de Paris, Cité des arts, Paris (2012).
Jonas Kasper Jensen (*1982 in Copenhagen, Danmark) lives and works in Copenhagen. He studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen and Städelschule, Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Frankfurt, Germany. His works has been shown in several international exhibitions. solo exhibitions in cooperation (selection): Jonas Kasper Jensen & Malwina Migacz: Running Residency 3, Running Residency, London (2015); Wulkan: Polite emblems, Rockwool Foundation Research Unit, Copenhagen (2016); Lehman Brothers: Ballistic First Movers, OK Corral, Copenhagen (2016); Jonas Kasper Jensen, Rebecca Ann Tess & Flo Maak: The doubled non-place, Huset for kunst og design, Holstebro (2017); Jonas Kasper Jensen & Johannes Sivertsen: Occidenten, Fouboxes, Skive (2017). Group exhibitions (selection): Lehman Brothers: Surfin’ the Bucharest Billboards, Bucharest Biennale 7, Bucharest (2016); Lehman Brothers: Trojan Barclays Horse, Kunsthal Aarhus Instatata, Aarhus (2017); Lehman Brothers: Jumping Lithuanian Flash Jack, Centras, Kaunas (2017); Lehman Brothers: Enjambre / Swarm, National Museum of Mexican Art, Mexico City (2017); Lehman Brothers: Money, Laundering, SixtyEight art institute, Copenhagen (2017).