Vienna

Tue Greenfort, Flexible Weihnachtsbaum-Einsammlung (Flexible Christmas Tree Collection), 2005, wall text, christmas trees, dimensions vary.

Tue Greenfort, Flexible Weihnachtsbaum-Einsammlung (Flexible Christmas Tree Collection), 2005, wall text, christmas trees, dimensions vary.

Vienna

Tue Greenfort

Secession
Friedrichstraße 12
July 25, 2013–November 18, 2007

Curated by Jeanette Pacher

In its engagement with current socioeconomic and environmental conditions, Berlin-based artist Tue Greenfort’s practice strikes an impish balance between consumption and conservation. In his projects, conceptual and critical works—appropriated and subtly reengineered—crop up in “new” forms: In 2005, Greenfort re-presented Hans Haacke’s 1963–65 Condensation Cube, now made with water bottled by Coca-Cola; his use of oversize exhibition captions echoes Lawrence Weiner’s wall texts; a melted plastic jug set on a gallery floor evokes Richard Serra’s molten Splashing of 1968. Such recycling—of ideas and attitudes as much as imagery and materials—draws attention, often amused, toward the finer-grained aspects of urban existence. Producing about ten new pieces for this show—including sculpture, photography, and installation—Greenfort will tackle such weighty subjects as industrial history, overpopulation, and hunger.