Past Exhibition

Minimalism-Maximalism-Mechanissmmm Act 3–Act 4

March 17 – April 24, 2022

Minimalism-Maximalism-Mechanissmmm Act 3–Act 4

Art Sonje Center presents Minimalism-Maximalism-Mechanissmmm Act 3–Act 4 from March 17 to April 24. Minimalism-Maximalism-Mechanissmmm is divided and conceptualized into four acts by Jacob Fabricius (Director, Art Hub Copenhagen).

The exhibition stages traditional expressions in a non-traditional and experimental setting. With clear curatorial intent, the exhibition examines how artists select, use and work with materials. Minimalism-Maximalism-Mechanissmmm’s four acts develop from a traditional setting and a physically, static display to a participatory, relational, and activating exhibition. Through the series of four acts the audience will encounter multiple ways of disseminating, experiencing, utilizing, viewing, and questioning curatorial methods and institutional approach to presenting works.

Act 3 and Act 4 follows the earlier two acts held from January 20 to March 6 that consisted of minimalistic process-oriented works and narrative paintings. The two new acts invite the audience to interact and actively participate with their bodies. In these are highly participatory and engages the audiences. In Act 3 the audience will be able to share, indulge, and consume the art works. Here the viewer can share experiences, and through their actions create different types of relations to the artworks, artists, and other audiences. Several of the artists in Act 3 have produced functional merchandise and besides their work in the museum intentionally made work that can be consumed outside the institution in bars, restaurants, and shops. Act 4: Archive of Aesthetic Exploration, curated by Mikkel Elming (Director, Glasmuseet Ebeltoft) is an accessible cabinet of curiosities. The installation is divided into two; an archive where the audience is invited to explore hundreds of small artworks stored in boxes; and a laboratory where the audience can use different display units to experience the works from the archive in different ways and examine different aesthetic qualities of the works.

Minimalism-Maximalism-Mechanissmmm Act 1–Act 4 examines how artists use materials to tell stories about their surroundings and daily life. The exhibition creates connections between the artworks and the observer and examines how the curator can affect the aforementioned relationship between work and audience. As a whole, the exhibition is presented as thematic of how the institution presents itself, the art and the observer, to give the audience the experience and knowledge of, how meaning and connections are created spatially.


Act 3: Cha Sla, Kasper Hesselbjerg, New Red Order, SUPERFLEX, The Dumpling Club

Act 4: Ali Kazim, Elsa Salonen, Lola Daels, Seulgi Lee, Studio ThinkingHand, Tove Storch

March 17 – April 24, 2022
Hosted by
Art Sonje Center and Kunsthal Aarhus
Supported by
Art Hub Copenhagen, Augustinus Fonden, Danish Arts Foundation, Embassy of Denmark in Korea and Knud Højgaards Fond