Peter Holst Henckel
PETER HOLST HENCKEL
It's About Time
Opening: THURSDAY APRIL 29 AT 5-7 PM
After 10 years with expanding private economy, breathless celebration of consumption and impressive open kitchens it is now time for reflection. The hectic period we have just been through, came to an abrupt end when the financial crisis pulled splinters out of our eyes and synchronized our perception of reality with the world economy's harsh realities. The future, which a few years ago was carefree and lay rosy for our feet, now seems to quietly slip through our fingers as sand in an hourglass. The time has perhaps not gone completely to a halt, but the pace is generally slowed down enough to let some of life's big questions re-occur: Where are we going? What is it we really wish to achieve? What is it that really counts?
This is the starting point when SPECTA opens the new exhibition It's About Time by Peter Holst Henckel on April 29. In It's About Time both photography, video, objects, sound and installation identify time as both the concept of "time" but also the "contemporary" in all its complexity and ambiguity.
As in many earlier works and exhibitions by Peter Holst Henckel this exhibition can be seen as a kind of existential reflection on a range of meanings, stories and visual signs which reflect the contemporary mindset, we are all a part of. As it is generally the case in Peter Holst Henckel's works, it is done in a poetic balance between a clear and simple expression and a complex abyss of meanings and references. And as always with a twinkle.
The exhibition spands widely - both in time and in meaning. From cradle to grave it takes hold of both big and small aspects of life. The continuous red line is "time" as condition, concept and significance.
Peter Holst Henckel (b 1966) has a made numorous exhibitions, eg. his latest exhibition "Why Do Leaves Change Color In The Fall?" at both Brænderigården and Brandts. In collaboration with some of the country's best architects Peter Holst Henckel has in recent years created a series of remarkable integrated public commisions in Hadsund, Svendborg, Taastrup, Aarhus and Copenhagen, among them the Royal Danish Theatre's New Playhouse.