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THE UNCANNY

ida sofie grimstad // space culture // angela rui + anna serena vitale // naba 2013


the uncanny

this is a collection of works by designers, artists, photographers and architects - investigating the uncanny and it’s relation to body and space. the theme of the collection is partly inspired by sigmund freud’s 1919 essay with the same title. based on the notion that the strange could not exist without the non-strange, he describes the uncanny as a feeling of something not simply weird, but more specifically as something strangely familiar. freud’s concept of the uncanny and his interpretation of dreams had great influence on the surrealist movement and their depiction of the strange and unnatural. in this collection, the uncanny is reflected in the way each artist is creating a sense of unease for the viewer, by using the familiar out of context. some artists have created spaces in which we cannot easily navigate, manipulating it with mirrors or specific lighting. others have made structures and installations that completely changes our perception of space – seemingly twisting our reality. because the uncanny is familiar, yet strange, experiencing it can lead to a quite paradoxical feeling of being attracted to, yet repulsed at the same time. the use of materials is a powerful tool to give an object or space a hint of “uncanniness” – as seen for instance in the works of adeline de monseignat and kate mccgwire.

// milan, june 2013


anselm reyle, mystic silver, deichtorhallen - hamburg, germany 2012


esther stocker, abstract thought is a warm puppy, CCNOA, brussels 2008


anish kapoor, c-curve, kensington gardens - london 2010


chris dorosz, stasis 53 (angelina jolie at the un) , 2012


daniel arsham, falling clock, 2012


pablo valbuena, the extension series, toulouse, france 2008


james turrell, bridget’s bardo, kunstmuseum wolfsburg, germany 2008


christopher jenner, the looking glass house, salone di mobile, milan 2012


joÍl thepault, lits d’eau / waterbeds, lac chambon - chambon-sur-lac, france 2011


MLRP, mirror house, fĂŚlledparken, copenhagen, denmark, completed in 2011


mike hewson, homage to the lost spaces, christchurch, new zealand 2012


anish kapoor, ascension, galleria continua, beijing 2007


annie han & daniel mihalyo - lead pencil studio, non-sign II, canada-usa border near vancouver 2010


daniel arsham, dig/snarkitecture, storefront for art and architecture, new york 2012


james turrell, juke green, 1968


untitled


leandro erlich, swimming pool, 21st century museum of art of kanzawa, japan 1999


anish kapoor, origin of the world, 21st century museum of modern art, kanazawa, japan 2004


thomas barbèy, oh sheet - photo manipulation, 2010


leandro erlich, b창timent, la nuit blanche, paris, france 2004


elisa strozyk, wooden textile blanket, 2012


erik johansson, go your own road - photo manipulation, 2008


erik johansson, skrapan illusion, stockholm, sweden 2012


felice varini, anamorphosis, le grand palais, paris 2013


olafur eliasson, your emotional future, pinchuk art centre, kiev 2011


leandro erlich, the staircase, techn贸polis, buenos aires 2005


heike mutter & ulrich genth, tiger and turtle - walkable rollercoaster, duisburg-wanheim, germany 2011


dominic wilcox, genetically modified egg, MaRT, italy 2013


dimitri tsykalov, colt 45 - meat weapons, 2012


berndnaut smilde, nimbus II - indoor clouds, amsterdam 2012


tim noble & sue webster, wild mood swings, 2009-10


kate mccgwire, gyre - lure exhibition, all visual arts, london 2012-13


studio rygalik, baguette table, MaRT, italy 2013


jonathan latiano, points of contention, school 33 art center, baltimore 2012


heike weber, bodenlos - permanent marker installation, prague 2012


richard artschwager, exclamation point (chartreuse), gagosian gallery, new york 2008


adeline de monseignat, mother in child, ronchini gallery, london 2012


robert gober, untitled (leg), matthew marks gallery, new york 1989-90


lisha bai, undulate - vinyl floor tiles, national academy, new york 2008


luciana rondolini, bejewelled rotten fruits - the tiffany project, 2011


dan bradica, contructions, 2012


alex da corte, untitled (11/16/97), 2012


ulrich vogl, fenster, berlin 2010


letha wilson, wall in blue ash tree, morton arboretum, illinois, usa 2011


mark dorf, axiom & simulation - plate 8, 2012


meryl pataky, strife inspiration - sculpture, 2012


holton rower, untitled (human hair), 2007


le creative sweatshop & fabrice fouillet, jelly & light, 2012


valentin ruhry, nike air, 2006


fabian b端rgy, loch (hole), 2012


keiko sato, metamorphosis, 2009


sebastian wickeroth, graceful degradation 1, kunstraum d端sseldorf (AaE) 2009


peter brooke-ball, a thought, 2010


meret oppenheim, le dĂŠjeuner de fourrure / object, paris 1936


louise bourgeois, cross, couvent d’ô (the louise bourgeois church), france 2004


hong yi, 31 days of creativity with food - edvard munch’s “the scream”, 2013


richard mosse, infrared landscapes, 2012


yoy design studio, hanging canvas sofa, 2013


dunne & raby, teddy bear bloodbag (what if...), 2009


ron mueck, mask II, 2001


renĂŠ magritte, attempting the impossible, paris, france 1928


paul mccarthy, complex pile, west kowloon cultural district, hong kong 2013


wolfgang stiller, matchstick men, python gallery, zurich 2013


noortje de keijzer, my knitted boyfriend, 2013


flora borsi, real life models, budapest 2013


renĂŠ magritte, the empire of light, 1950-1954


choi xooang, islets of asbergers, galerie albert benamou, paris 2013


michelangelo pistoletto, mirror paintings, 1970


zarko baseski, ordinary man, macedonia 2011


petros christostomou, forever, 2008


maurizio cattelan, untitled (five horses), fondation beyeler in basel, switzerland 2013


frédéric fontenoy, métamorphose, 1990


frĂŠdĂŠric fontenoy, alkama, 2003


ron gillad, mirror, 2011


anders krisar, the birth of us (boy), 2006-07


bruno catalano, le grand van gogh, france


bogdan rata, amprente si insecte (prints and insects), mansarda gallery in timisoara, romania 2005


tommi grรถnlund + petteri nisunen, jumping field, helsinki 2000


espen kluge, stillborn II, stavanger, norway 2013


winston chmielinski, ecstatic skin, new york 2012


hans bellmer, la poupĂŠe, 1935


keith edmier, beverly edmier 1967, 1998


andrĂŠ kertĂŠsz, distortion, paris 1933


les deux garcons, l’éphémère tangible, 2011


louise bourgeois, janus fleuri, 1968


patricia piccini, the young family, australia 2002


berlinde de bruyckere, cripplewood, venice art biennale 2013


henry allen, c’mere hand hook, 2004


francis bacon, three studies for figures at the base of a crucifixion (close-up), 1944


bo baalman & kine solberg, extrodough, 2013


john armleder, selected furniture sculptures, 1979-2012


clement valla, postcards from google earth, 2011-2013


ron mueck, hyper realistic sculptures, 2012


ashkan honarvar, faces 2, 2009

THE UNCANNY  

a collection of works by designers, artists, photographers and architects - investigating the uncanny and it’s relation to body and space.

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