400 MILLIONS YEARS
2017 KÖNIG GALERIE presents
Tue Greenfort’s 6th solo exhibition at the Gallery and his first show in the galleries chapel.
Under the evocative title “400 Million Years”, Greenfort (*1973 in Holbaek, Denmark) presents four new groups of works that typically evolve around dynamics in the natural world, discourses of ecology and their history, including notions of environment and non-human agency. His recent research at Lake Victoria in Tanzania – the location of the documentary Darwin’s Nightmare (Hubert Sauper, 2004) – further dives into subaquatic questions towards “the anthropocene” in a striking visual vocabulary between quasi-scientific practices and worship.
Tue Greenfort’s exhibition 400 Million Years is a snapshot of specimen at a point in time. It pursues a sampling sited between faux classification and amateur collecting. It redistributes visibility between the invading and the annihilated.
Yet visibility alone does not make art. Imagination sets in. And here we are, in the middle of alliances into uncharted realms.