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Kunstverein Braunschweig opens Cheyney Thompson exhibition

Kunstverein Braunschweig presents Cheyney Thompson, an exhibition on view from December 8, 2012, to February 10, 2013.

For his first institutional exhibition in Europe, Thompson is working on a whole new series of works: Using a by French product designer Pierre Bézier developed programming manufactures Thompson plans for so-called pedestal sculptures – Socket sculptures which, although in their form entirely different, but always exactly the same Total area measurements have.

It questioned the computer-developed objects not only the function of a base, but equally the conditions that can be a work of art from an object. The really inconspicuous base for presentation of exhibits will feature free and exposed himself to sculpture and also the basis for an investigation of the “superstructure”: As an art object is the base projection sculpture not only an aesthetic but equally economic interest. The questioning of production processes as well as the reception and distribution of art is a long topic Thompsons artistic work.

Recently dedicated the MIT Visual Arts Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts Thompson a large survey exhibition. See his work had already been created in various museum and group exhibitions, among other things, at MoMA PS1 in New York, in the Arnolfini in Bristol, Tate St Ives, the Morsbroich Museum and the MoMA and the Whitney Museum in New York.

Cheyney Thompson (born in 1975 in Baton Rouge, lives in Brooklyn, New York) became in the United States primarily for his highly conceptual painting better known. Recently, however, increasingly sculptural works become the focus of his work and will also be the focus of the Brunswick Show. –