Magali Reus Plattform   Upstairs  Artist Talk

Welcome to an Artist Talk with Magali Reus on the occasion of her new exhibition at Bergen Kunsthall

Magali Reus (b. 1981, The Hague) lives and works in London.

For Bergen Kunsthall, Reus presents an extensive production of new works that will also appear in her subsequent exhibition at the South London Gallery in 2018. Reus has scrutinized the idea of units of mobility with an installation actively related to the different exhibition architectures of the two institutions. By means of rhythm and motion, demarcated episodes and metaphorical interruptions, the exhibition will consist of various chapters that can be regarded as one unified totality, but which will reveal itself gradually over time.

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Reus pollutes technical processes with the introduction of degraded details from the urban landscape. Industrialized or analogue fabrication methods — like casting or milling — are manipulated to integrate more organic impoverished materials. This collision of the hard and soft, the durable and ephemeral produces a tone of material choices that is continually flexible and rearranging. A single work for instance might include polyester resin forms that incorporate woven rope, chopped cabbage or volcanic sand. When abstractions such as colour or form merge, they are afforded the magical capacity to communicate content.

The exhibition has been produced by Bergen Kunsthall in collaboration with the South London Gallery. Supported by the Mondriaan Fund.

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