Nina Canell — Dolphin Dandelion

Exhibition

Installation, sculpture, mixed media

Nina Canell
Dolphin Dandelion

Past: April 21 → June 25, 2017

The material and its intrinsic qualities are at the heart of the sculptural lexicon of Nina Canell (born in 1979 in Sweden). The artist points to the plasticity of transfers — of energy, matter, data, thoughts — which surround us, using the exhibition space as a field of correspondences. Her works result from the presence of concrete materials and immaterial forces allowing the emergence of fluctuating and unexpected relationships.

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Nina Canell, Shedding Sheaths (B), 2016. Vue de l’exposition Dolphin Dandelion au Crédac, 2017 Photo : André Morin. Courtesy galeries Barbara Wien et Daniel Marzona, Berlin

Emptied fiber-optic cable sheaths describe collapsed forms on the ground. Nothing seems to indicate the vast amount of shared energy by these submarine arteries, remains of today’s compressed world. Elsewhere, puddles of fractured water form a geography of collective surface tension, there, metal shelve support a sluggish layer of crawling mastic gum, further away, wires mechanically exercise and coordinate their temperature memory. The works in the exhibition sensitively interrupt and reimagine, insisting on meaning and exchange in the intermittent gaps between subjects and objects.

Nina Canell was born in sweden in 1979. She graduates from the Institute of art, Design, and Technology of Dun Laoghaire in Ireland. She lives and works in Berlin.

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Nina Canell, Days of Inertia, 2017. Vue de l’exposition Dolphin Dandelion au Crédac, 2017 Photo : André Morin. Courtesy galeries Barbara Wien et Daniel Marzona, Berlin

In 2017 she will be part of the Nordic pavilion for the Venice Biennale: Mirrored (Siri Aurdal, Nina Canell, Charlotte Johannesson, Jumana Manna, Pasi “Sleeping” Myllymäki, et Mika Taanila).

Currently, her artworks are exhibited at the Kunsthalle Wien (More Than Just Words, coll., 08/03 — 07/05/2017), at Kiasma — Finish National Gallery in Helsinki (Hello World!, coll., 31/03/2017 — 14/01/2018), and at the Tamayo Museum of Mexico City (Ayrton, solo, 01/04 -31/08/2017).

Nina Canell recently showed her work during solo and collective shows, from Shanghai (Reflexology, Leo Xu Projects, coll., 2016) to Venice (Accrochage, coll., Punta Della Dogana, 2016), passing by Ivry-sur-Seine (The Registry of Promise, chapitre 3. The Promise of Moving Things, coll., le Crédac, 2014), and Stockholm (Mid Sentence, solo, Moderna Museet, 2014 — 2015).

Nina Canell is represented by the galleries Barbara Wien (Berlin), Daniel Marzona (Berlin) and Mother’s Tankstation (Dublin).

  • Les éclairs 1/3 Visit Sunday, April 30, 2017 4 PM → 5 PM

    One Sunday per month, an exhibition tour with Julia Leclerc sheds light on featured works.

    Free admission, meeting point at the reception desk.

  • Crédacollation Visit Thursday, May 18, 2017 12 PM → 2 PM

    Guided tour of the show with the Crédac’s team, followed by a lunch in the art center.

    Admission: 6€ / Members : 3€
    Booking required : +33(0)1 49 60 25 06 / contact@credac.fr

  • Les éclairs 2/3 Visit Sunday, May 28, 2017 4 PM → 5 PM

    One Sunday per month, an exhibition tour with Julia Leclerc sheds light on featured works.

    Free admission, meeting point at the reception desk.

  • Art-Thé Visit Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 4 PM

    A guided tour of NIna Canell’s show Dolphin Dandelion followed by a period of dialogue around artistic references; documents; and literary, filmic and musical excerpts. Free tea, coffee and biscuits.

    Free admission, booking required: contact@credac.fr / 01.49.60.25.06

  • Atelier-Gouté Visit Sunday, June 18, 2017 3:30 PM → 5 PM

    During these “workshop-afternoon treats”, children from 6 to 12 years of age lead their families on a tour through the show. Families are then invited to enjoy an afternoon snack and a practical workshop that extends the exhibition visit in a sensitive and playful way.

    Free admission, booking required: : contact@credac.fr / 01.49.60.25.06

  • Les éclairs 3/3 Visit Sunday, June 25, 2017 4 PM → 5 PM

    One Sunday per month, an exhibition tour with Julia Leclerc sheds light on featured works.

    Free admission, meeting point at the reception desk.

94 Val-de-Marne Zoom in 94 Val-de-Marne Zoom out

La Manufacture des Œillets,
1 Place Pierre Gosnat

94200 Ivry s/ Seine

T. 01 49 60 25 06

www.credac.fr

Mairie d'Ivry

Opening hours

Tuesday – Friday, 2 PM – 6 PM
Saturday & Sunday, 2 PM – 7 PM
Other times by appointment Closed on public holidays

Admission fee

Free entrance

The artist

  • Nina Canell

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