The exhibition Clear Water on Both Sides of the Glass marks the encounter of both artists’ works, which despite individual practices meet in common points of artistic motivation. In this sense, the conceptual axis of the exhibition focuses on the exploration of individual perception, highlighting the space transformation and resulting in a challenging performance of the viewer’s perceptual abilities.
Artist(s) Ulrik Heltoft & Ebbe Stub Wittrup
Venue CCA Andratx
By bringing attention to memory exercise, the large space of the CCA Gallery is divided by a twenty-meter curtain, creating two diagonal sections, forming a kind-of mirror-like representation of the two artists.
On both sides of the curtain objects and images are equally placed, which can’t be visually seen at the same time, however, each work recalls the memory of what is seemingly on the other side. What looks alike but is not the same at all.
As in a mind-game where the viewer is asked to memorize a number of objects that are revealed from under a cloth and then recovered.
What did you see? What is missing? What is different? By creating illusion of symmetrical patterns, the show will underscore the viewer’s skills bringing to light how reality is perceived and how it is culturally taught to be seen.
Ulrik Heltoft (*1973, Svendborg, Denmark) lives and works in Copenhagen. His work has been presented in solo- shows such as Kabinet at Wiener Secession, Vienna in 2014; Aarhus Kunstbygning in 2012, as well as in a large number of international group shows, including Magazin4 Bregenzer Kunstverein, Whitney Museum for American Art in New York, Nicolaj Kunsthal in Copenhagen and the MHKA in Antwerp.
Ebbe Stub Wittrup (*1973, Aarhus, Denmark) lives and works in Copenhagen. His work has been the subject of a number of international solo shows. In 2016, Quote from an Unknown Philosopher, Kunsthalle São Paulo and Figures of Perception, Kunstverein Braunschweig. In 2014, The Third Room, ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum and in 2013 Presumed Reality, Kirchner Museum in Davos. He has also participated in several group exhibitions including Overgaden, Institute for Samtidskunst, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Sorø Kunsmuseum, Nicolaj Kunsthal and ARKEN Museum of Modern Art.