The Triangle Region presents Martin Creed's first large scale solo project in Denmark
Half the air in a given space
This Summer The Triangle Region is pleased to present Martin Creed's installation Half the air in a given space in three locations in the area from 24th August to 2nd September in Frederica Railway Station, at Kolding Library and at Vejle Town Hall. Martin Creed is one of Great Britain’s most acclaimed contemporary artists, and throughout his 30-year career, he has won great international recognition and was awarded the prestigious Turner Prize in 2001. Within his artistic practice, Creed transforms everyday objects and situations into surprising and humorous considerations about our existence.
Creed’s Half the air in a given space has been described as an “epic sculpture / installation / happening,” the versatile essence and engaging character of which gives visitors an immersive experience. The title Half the air in a given space, is a simple instruction with a significant effect, as viewers are invited in to the work. Creed's work contains a combination of ease and depth, play, humor and reflection that gives the work an instant appeal.
In the Triangular Region, three works from the series Half the air in a given space will be shown in venues that are outside the context of an art institution, namely the Ticket office at Frederica Railway Station, at Kolding Library and at Vejle Town Hall. The installation's terms will vary depending on the ambience of the place and the architecture that sets the frame. Each work has been specifically chosen for the individual buildings to create three very different encounters.
The project is curated by Creator Projects
Creed was born in 1968 in Wakefield, Yorkshire, and his family relocated to Glasgow, Scotland when he was three years old. He studied at the Slade School of Fine Art, London from 1986 - 90, then lived and worked in London from 1990 - 2001, during which time he also extended his practice into musical composition with his group project OWADA. Creed currently lives and works in London. Creed was the Turner Prize winner at Tate Britain in 2001.
Creed’s recent solo exhibitions and projects include: 'Martin Creed: ARTIST ROOMS', Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, England (2017); ‘SAY CHEESE!’ Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar, The Netherlands (2017); 'Martin Creed', Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck, Austria (2017); 'Work No. 2630: UNDERSTANDING', Brooklyn Bridge Park, New York, NY (2016); 'Martin Creed. The Back Door', Park Avenue Armory, New York NY (2016); 'What You Find', Hauser & Wirth, Somerset, England (2016); Kunstverein Heilbronn, Heilbronn, Germany (2015); 'Martin Creed. What's the point of it?', Hayward Gallery, London, England (2014); Hauser & Wirth and Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York NY (2013); The Warhol, Pittsburgh PA (2013); 'Work No. 202', National Gallery of Canada, Ottowa, Canada (2012); and Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago IL (2012).
The artist's website: martincreed.com
About the project
The project aims at bringing ambitious artworks of international scope to the Triangle Region of Denmark. The Triangle Region is a unique cooperation between seven municipalities in the area of Southern Denmark counting Billund, Fredericia, Haderslev, Middelfart, Kolding, Vejen and Vejle.
As part of the yearly festival of the Triangle Region, we proudly present the internationally renowned artist Martin Creed and his engaging installation Half the air in a given space in three selected locations. The large-scale artworks will help strengthen the variety of cultural attractions in the area, and bring significant national and international awareness to the region through spectacular art experiences.
About the curator
Creator Projects is a Danish art agency, who aims at creating innovative art projects in Denmark and abroad. Creator Projects works internationally with art as a resource through collaborations with artists, public institutions and private collections. Creator Projects curate exhibitions, facilitate both temporary and permanent art projects worldwide, and provide art advisory services.
Creator Projects are a team of dedicated curators and art consultants, and our work is based on extensive professionalism, longstanding practical experience and a comprehensive national and international network. Creator Projects is established by current director of Copenhagen Contemporary Marie Nipper and former director of CHART Art Fair Simon Friese. Creator Projects is run by founder and director Simon Friese.