The work of Nina Canell attempts to activate an intersection between humans, objects and events whereby a certain kind of material imagination might be articulated. Her installations posit themselves as testing grounds – imitating, misinterpreting or reinventing elements of the natural world – proposing intimate bonds in our existing as well as fictive vicinity. A certain affinity for peripheral moves and transitions brings forth a group of sculptural works, which by way of accumulation produces modest material cross-overs and complicates our conception of proximity and distance, form and formlessness. There is a dedicated principle at work, firmly embodying the assertion that the appearance of a given thing is the outcome of the happenings it has endured – a proposition that places sculptural emphasis on conductive relations, shifting attention from its material aspect to that which is embedded or activated by a stream of occurrences. Born in 1979 in Växjö, Sweden, Nina Canell currently lives and works in Berlin.
|Medium||Bucket, foam, imploded thermos, insulation, light, maracas, neon, plastic, Polyfilla, rubber, socks, steel, string, synthetic fur, TV monitor, water and wood|
|Credit Line||IMMA Collection: Purchase, 2010|
|Copyright||For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].|
For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].
Nina Canell attended the Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology. She creates sculptural installations which attempt to activate an intersection between humans, objects and events whereby a certain kind of material imagination might be articulated. The principle that the appearance of a given thing is the outcome of the happenings it has endured runs through her practice. Canell’s work has been show internationally, including the 2012 Sydney Biennale. She lives in Berlin.View Artist
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