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Ytkraft—Ung Dansk Skulptur

Malmö Konsthall

In the last four or five years, a whole new group of Danish sculptors has emerged on the Scandinavian art scene. “Ytkraft—Ung dansk skulptur” (Surface power—Young Danish sculpture) is a group show exhibiting eight of the most prominent members of this new generation. Perhaps the most characteristic feature of their work is that it neither seeks a further expansion of the sculptural field nor tries to break down the barrier between art and life. Its originality resides, instead, in an effort to destabilize the classical and modernist conceptions of sculpture from within. The work, not its relation to the site or the context, is once more placed in focus.

These pieces represent a return to sculpture as movable, autonomous bodies in space. They are delimited, three-dimensional corpora, but they lack practically all other classical, as well as modernist, virtues: unity, harmony, closedness,

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