BORCH Gallery is proud to present new print projects by Tacita Dean, Carsten Höller and Danh Vō.
JG (offset), 2013, comprises 14 film stills from TACITA DEAN’s newest film JG, 2013. JG is inspired by Dean’s correspondence with British author J.G. Ballard regarding connections between Robert Smithson’s iconic earthwork and film Spiral Jetty, 1970, and Ballard’s short story The Voices of Time, 1960.
JG is a visually stunning, elliptical interpretation of a speculative conversation between Ballard, Smithson, and Dean that reaches across decades and disciplines. The film was shot at six different sites in the saline landscapes of Utah and Southern California.
TACITA DEAN, born in Canterbury England in 1965, lives and works in Berlin. Dean has worked with BORCH Gallery & Editions since 2001.
CARSTEN HÖLLER’s new suite, Puppen, 2013, are gravures of various insect pupas. The insects are undergoing a complete metamorphosis, changing from one kind of creature to a completely different one. The images simultaneously gives a striking illustration of natural wonder and a being that must, we imagine, be going through a very disturbing change of consciousness.
CARSTEN HÖLLER, born 1961 in Brussels, lives and works in Stockholm. Höller has worked with BORCH Gallery & Editions since 2004.
‘Cultural identity’ is granted new, critical significance in DANH VŌ’s works, where life lived is constantly confronted by cultural dogma, expectations, rituals and definitions. The artist’s works become a kind of litmus paper where we can trace the innermost mechanisms of our culture. Close ups of hands from famous Michelangelo sculptures are the point of departure for Vo’s new series of six gravures: Untitled, 2013. Typical of Vo he uses existing and found material.
DANH VŌ, born in Vietnam in 1975, lives and works in Berlin and Mexico. Vō has worked with BORCH Gallery & Editions since 2010.