Simon Dybbroe Møller

Kunstmuseum Thun

An ill-fated attempt to fold a paper crane from memory gave the title to Simon Dybbroe Møller’s most comprehensive museum show thus far, “Like Origami Gone Wrong.” The exhibition was curated by Madeleine Schüppli, director of the Kunstmuseum Thun, and organized in collaboration with the Aarhus Kunsbygning in Denmark, where it was first shown. Dybbroe Møller cast his failed effort in steel—State of mind (A permanent sculpture), 2006—and installed it in the garden outside the Kunstmuseum. Although the abstract geometrical form might not closely resemble a crane, it does look very much like a modern sculpture. Only visible through a window blurred by artificial rain, the work forced a melancholic view on a failed utopian dream.

Folding/unfolding and constructing/deconstructing are recurrent motifs in Dybbroe Møller’s practice, combined with a playful approach toward canonical movements of the

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