The nature of process is the material of my work, in the sense that I don't really make objects, but rather work in a syntax of relations and transfers. I think about sculpture as something that is grounded in material and objects, but is, at the same time, external to them. – Nina Canell
For Swedish artist Nina Canell the nature of process is the material of her practice. Grounded as much in the chance encounter as in close study, her work is characterized by a syntax of relations and transfers, whereby material forms and immaterial forces are placed in proximity, facilitating dynamic relations to emerge and sculpture as an agency to take form.
The negotiation and displacement of energy has been an integral preoccupation in her work since the very begin- ning. Thinking beyond the tangibility of sculpture, she sees it not only as something that is grounded in material and objects, but more as a host that might act as a conduit for external events.For Canell, sculpture is a condition; one that is highly sensitive to spatio-temporal variables. The environment in which her sculptures are placed determines the temperature, atmosphere and transformation of objects - just as they in turn shape what is around them.
I See No Difference Between a Handshake and a PoemCurated by Fernanda Brenner 14/10 - 25/11/2023 ParisArtists include: Juan Pérez Agirregoikoa, Armando Andrade Tudela, Lucas Arruda, Karim Aïnouz, Adrián Balseca, Tosh Basco, Katinka Bock, Paloma Bosquê, Nina Canell, Guglielmo Castelli, Mariana Castillo Deball, Alejandro Cesarco, Henri...
Linhas TortasCurated by Diana Campbell 2/09 - 4/11/2023 São PauloLinhas Tortas is a multi-venue international group exhibition that celebrates the entanglements of journeys and the power of storytelling, marking a decade of Mendes Wood DM. Inspired by the Brazilian...
Linhas TortasCurated by Diana Campbell 2/09 - 11/11/2023 Casa IramaiaLinhas Tortas is a multi-venue international group exhibition that celebrates the entanglements of journeys and the power of storytelling, marking a decade of Mendes Wood DM. Inspired by the Brazilian...
Esfíngico FrontalGroup Show 11/02 - 11/03/2023 São PauloThere is a mystery behind everything. There is a mystery that comes and goes, circulating through our veins, through our viscera, between our fingertips and through every thread of our...
ScreeNina Canell 15/10 - 19/11/2022 BrusselsTake a room. It’s made of walls, a floor and ceiling. Conceived as stable environments, interior spaces preserve a linear atmosphere: reduced wind speed, absence of dirt and controllable temperatures...
Days of InertiaGroup Show 24/07 - 12/08/2021 Retranchement / D'Ouwe Kerked'Ouwe Kerke Dorpsstraat 16 4525 AH Retranchement The Netherlands Alma Allen, Nina Canell, Michael Dean, Patricia Leite, Marina Perez Simão and Kishio Suga. Mendes Wood DM is returning to the...
EnormousBallsGroup Show 13/06 - 18/07/2020 BrusselsAdriano Costa, Fernando Marques Penteado, Sonia Gomes, Paulo Nazareth, Michael Dean, Celso Renato, Amadeo Luciano Lorenzato, Kishio Suga, Solange Pessoa, Paloma Bosquê, Marina Perez Simão, Lucas Arruda, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané,...
Polyethylene-Insulated SmearNina Canell 25/11/2017 - 30/01/2018 São Paulo'Ready to join the migration my mail might have gotten lost from server to floral chorus in a spam filter taking the infinitesimal conduction of trees into account in the...
Neither., curated by Fernanda BrennerGroup Show 18/04 - 17/06/2017 BrusselsAdriano Costa, Sonia Gomes, Lucas Arruda, Luiz Roque, Patricia Leite, Paloma Bosquê, Mariana Castillo Deball, Nina Canell, Kasper Bosmans, Fernando Marques Penteado, Matthew Lutz-Kinoy, Michael Dean, Erika Verzutti, Otobong Nkanga,...
Evaporation EssaysNina Canell Melanie Bono, Annete Hans, 2010Hardcover, 160 pages
Publisher: Distanz Publishing
Dimensions: 17.1 x 1.9 x 24.1 cm
LautlosNina Canell, Rolf Julius Gabriele Knapstein, Eugen Blume, 2013Hardcover, 176 pages
Publisher: Walther Koenig
Dimensions: 23,5 x 15 cm
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