OPENING IN JANUARY: ROSE EKEN IN RESIDENCE AT MOCA TUCSON, ARIZONA, US
20 Dec 2017 -
We are very happy to announce Rose Eken’s upcoming solo exhibition at MOCA Tucson, Arizona, United States:
IN RESIDENCE – ROSE EKEN
MOCA Tucson, Arizona USA
JANUARY 13TH – MARCH 31ST 2018
While working at punk music venues as a teenager in Cophenhagen, Rose Eken developed a fascination with detritus. Sculpting objects found in concert halls, kitchens, studios, and similarly ubiquitous locations, her arrangements and sheer amount of production assume an anthropological quality, documenting and preserving the relics of a culture and celebrating a history in the process. Rose Eken’s exhibition, In Residence will feature a series of contemporary ceramic works that provide a snapshot into different facets of the artist’s life through three thematic installations: “The Kitchen;” “The Studio;” and “The Bandroom.” In all three project spaces visitors will feel that some sort of cultural production is taking place as they glimpse into the mind of the artist, as if she were on site creating work directly in the galleries when the museum is closed. “The Kitchen” will have several of Eken’s still-life pieces on display—large clusters of fruits and flowers, kitchen utensils, etc. In “The Studio” visitors can glimpse the exhibition they are viewing in the making—an artist studio/gallery space that includes tools, a stepladder, and paintings leaned up against the wall as if not yet hung. “The Bandroom” will include a collection of music equipment, bottles, and other ephemera one might find in a musician’s practice space.
For further information please visit: https://www.moca-tucson.org/exhibition/rose-eken/