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Olafur Eliasson, Adam Jeppesen & Joakim Eskildsen | The Return of the Real

Exhibition views at BORCH Gallery / Gallery Taik Persons, Berlin, 2014

BORCH Gallery is pleased to present a collaborative exhibition with Gallery Taik Persons featuring the works of three Danish artists: Olafur Eliasson, and Adam Jeppesen presented by BORCH Gallery & Editions, and Joakim Eskildsen presented by Gallery Taik Persons. 

The title of the exhibition is borrowed from Hal Foster’s 1996 book The Return of the Real, in which he discusses the conceptual genealogies of the avant-garde that engage in a historical and social conversation.

The notion of environment and our perceptions of it are at the core of this exhibition, explored through the sensibilities of the three Nordic artists. Each of them presents photographic perspectives of nature, which when viewed in dialogue with one-another reveal the malleability of our perceptions, and how deeply personal our modes of seeing are.

While their techniques, visual foci and final structures differ, the artists’ works collectively capture the dynamism of the nature to which they pay tribute.

The artists photograph the realities they encounter without staging or manipulating, and yet the outcome is nevertheless an interpretation, an insight into their sensibilities.

OLAFUR ELIASSON was born in 1967 in Copenhagen, Denmark, of Icelandic parentage. He has been working with BORCH Gallery & Editions since their first print project collaboration in 1996. He currently lives and works in Berlin.

ADAM JEPPESEN was born in 1978 in Kalundborg, Denmark. Jeppesen featured for the first time at Art Basel in 2013 with a work from this project, his first collaboration with BORCH Gallery & Editions. Jeppesen lives and works between Copenhagen and Buenos Aires.

JOAKIM ESKILDSEN was born in Copenhagen in 1971 and currently lives in Germany. He is one of the most published and recognized photographers to emerge from the Helsinki School.

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