Nathalie Djurberg with music by Hans Berg & Dasha Shishkin
Art Basel Miami Beach
December 2 – 6, 2010
The work of Nathalie Djurberg with music by Hans Berg and Dasha Shishkin may appear seemingly innocent at first glance but both address, with humor and irony, a sense of anxiety and unease through sex, violence and the macabre.
Nathalie Djurberg was born in 1978 in Lysekil, Sweden and received a master’s degree from Malmö Art Academy. Employing stop motion animation to bring to life a cast of crude Plasticine puppets that she models by hand, Djurberg creates films that are intense studies of human behavior which force one to confront their darkest nightmares and deepest fears. Using the familiar language of claymation and featuring the music of Swedish composer, Hans Berg, Djurberg’s work, neither censored nor sentimental, tackles revenge, violence, dominance, racism and the morbid. Djurberg has had solo shows at the Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hannover; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Prada Foundation, Milan; Kunsthalle Winterthur, Switzerland and Kunsthalle Wien, Austria. Her work has been featured in exhibitions at the 2010 Venice Bienale; Tate Modern, London; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York and Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin. She was awarded the Carnegie Art Award Scholarship for a Young Artist in 2008 and the Silver Lion for a Promising Young Artist in the 2009 Venice Biennial. Djurberg lives and works with the composer, Hans Berg, in Berlin.
Dasha Shishkin was born in 1977 in Moscow and received her master’s degree from Columbia University. The artist’s economy of line, coupled with her use of bright blocks of color, create intricate compositions that vary from complex scenes of human interaction to patterning and design void of human figures. Using found material, the artist employs the existing imperfections of the canvas or paper to give shape to peculiar narratives of sensory overload. She has participated in exhibitions at the Denver Museum of Art; Museum of Modern Art, New York; P.S. 1, New York; the Kunsthalle Hamburg and the Kunsthalle Vienna. Her work is represented in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich; Hamburger Kunsthalle; The Dallas Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Shishkin lives and works in New York.
Miami offsite exhibitions include:
Nathalie Djurberg with music by Hans Berg in How Soon Now at the Rubell Family Collection
95 NW 29th Street, Miami
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 – August 26, 2011
Alisha Kerlin at the De La Cruz Collection
23 NE 41st Street, Miami
Opens Tuesday, November 30
Kate Levant at The Island
Flagler Memorial Island, Miami Beach
Organized by OHWOW / LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division)
Friday, December 3