press release

Martin Asbæk Projects is pleased to invite you to the opening of "Summer in the City – MAP Group Show".

Most of the artists we are working with have already been presented in solo exhibitions at MAP. However, the current group show is the first complete presentation of the gallery.

New works are on show: sculpture, photography, drawing, painting as well as more unusual techniques like embroidery.

Norwegian/Moroccan artist Hans Hamid Rasmussen, who participated at the Sao Paolo Biennial, 2004 shows one of his beautifully embroidered narrations on cultural identity. Patiently created with needle and silk thread.

Danish artist Trine Søndergaard's highly explosive photographic works focus on the instant moment. When buildings, trees or other "unwanted" objects are being wiped out by dynamite as a result of urban planning or changes in garden designs.

Even more dramatic are the "car crash" photos by Nicolai Howalt. They interpret the fatal moment when your luck runs out.

In November MAP presents the co-project "How to Hunt" by Howalt/Søndergaard at Paris Photo, where the gallery has been selected for STATEMENT focusing on photography from the Nordic countries.

"Summer in the City" is also including works by e.g. German artists Hanna Schwarz, Martin Liebscher, Berta Fischer and Sabine Dehnel. The latter is publishing her book "Anderswo – Malerei und Fotografie 2002-2006" in Hatje Cantz Verlag this autumn.


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Summer in the City

mit Vibe Bredahl, Cathrine Raben Davidsen, Sabine Dehnel, Berta Fischer, Nicolai Howalt, Jens Robert Jorgensen, Martin Liebscher, Fredrik Raddum, Hans Hamid Rasmussen, Hanna Schwarz, Carl Johan Sennels, Lisa Strömbeck, Trine Sondergaard, Ebbe Stub Wittrup, Jaiver Tapia