Knut Henrik Henriksen

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Knut Henrik Henriksen’s show took as its inspiration a meeting between Le Corbusier and Albert Einstein that transpired in 1942. The architect availed himself of the opportunity to explain his work on the Modulor system, an attempt to locate the golden section proportional to the height of the average person. The human body could thus become the pivotal point of built space, promising an ideal basis for commodious, harmonic, universally standardized edifices. Einstein responded that if realized, the Modulor would make “the bad difficult and the good easy.”

In his sculptures and installations, Henriksen often indulges a fascination with endlessly reproducible structures, even if only as models. Instead of master narratives, he offers material and formal displacements in which the malleability of space can be perceived viscerally rather than logically. Implementing Le Corbusier’s quest for

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