Lecture Series: Excursion to Kunstmuseum Sankt Gallen, "Reflexologies" Artist Talk with Nina Canell
From 6.30 pm until 7.30 pm, Excursion to Kunstmuseum Sankt Gallen
She has created new works specifically for the exhibition Reflexologies at the Kunst-museum St. Gallen such as the work presented in the foyer, Brief Syllable (Ske-wed), a part of an underwater cable. The slightly compressed diagonal cross-sec-tion cut diagonally at one end, it reveals a cleverly organized graphic arrangement of metal conducting elements, insulating material and reinforcements enclosed in a corrosion-resistant sheath. These are remnants of deep-sea cables that were laid underwater and used to transmit data or electricity. Devoid of their original purpo-se, they symbolize the transfer of inconceivable amounts of information over large distances.
Nina Canell lives and works in Berlin. She has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions at venues including the Nordic Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, the Museo Tamayo in Mexico City, Moderna Museet in Stockholm, the Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin, and the Douglas Hyde Gallery in Dublin.