Rasmus Høj Mygind
Rasmus Høj Mygind’s practice encompasses a range of media including; painting, digital printmaking and ready-made sculpture/assemblage, often mixed together as parts of larger installations. A recurring interest – perhaps a fetish for objects and aesthetics from the building industry- is evident in his work. Practical gestures from art handling, such as the protection tape put on the glass to protects the work, is used as a part of the composition of a series of framed works. Roof gutters are used as frames for paintings. It’s borderline archaic art as we know it. And yet there is something else going on, post-taste.
Rasmus Høj Mygind’s recent solo shows include Work.pdf, Ringsted Galleriet; PVCntings & Suggestions 4 Bronzes, 3D, Henningsen Gallery, Copenhagen; and Break Time Pro, OTHER Projects. Mygind’s work has been exhibited at IMO, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Den Frie Center for Contemporary Art, TOVES, Malmø Konsthall, Astrup Fearnley Museum, Galerie West, Randers Kunstmuseum.
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Artistic trends – in architecture and design – evolve in a globalized world exposed to a broad spectrum of influences. Sara Ouhaddou is interested in specific local circumstances, determined by cultural, historical and geographical conditions. Her project MadinMedin looks at the transformation of local crafts in Morocco, and re-conceptualizes the relationship between local and cultural identity within a globalized context. Alongside this, the project considers the survival of traditional crafts in modern Moroccan society.
Sara Ouhaddou (born Morocco) graduated from the Ecole Olivier de Serres in Paris. Her research looks at the diverse problems facing craftsmen now in Morocco including the difficulties in the generational transmission of knowledge, and the need to put in place guilds in a context where mass tourism has gradually confined exceptional craftsmen to the realization of objects without quality.
Jan Mun explores the generative principles of how complex systems such as botany and fungi, economies, and social networks function; and the effects of interactions between different entities, whether cultures, plants, or people. Mun is a media artist that creates social sculptures. She uses a combination of artistic and scientific processes that manifest in the form of social practice, interactive installations, and bio-art. Mun is an amateur mycologist, microbiologist, and beekeeper working in collaboration with communities to innovate ways to communicate with each other and the larger public.
Jan Mun is working on two long-term projects: Greenpoint Bioremediation Project an artist-led creative cleanup and community partnership to innovate bioremediation practices for residents in Greenpoint, Brooklyn (one of the most polluted urban areas in the country) and ProfileUS: Invasive Species, which examines the biopolitics of the migrations of non-native plants and people in the United States.