02. Artists

Nina Beier

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b. 1975 in Aarhus (Danemark); lives and works in Berlin (Germany)

Nina Beier’s practice negotiates social and political questions of representation and exchange, inhabiting moments of conflict and correlation. She traces the convoluted relationships between objects and images, as mediation mutates information from things to representations and back again and images subsume or discard their referents to become distinct objects in their own right.

Nina Beier recently showed her work at David Roberts Art Foundation (London), at Kunstverein Hamburg and CAC (Vilnius).

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Works


La vie moderne

13 works by Nina Beier,

Nina Beier is interested in the ambiguous relationships between objects and their representation, addressing to the point of absurdity the relationship between digital and physical reality. For the Biennale, Nina Beier has created an installation of various different objects, staged in such a way that they emphasise this cherished confusion: on one side there is a series of carefully framed, flattened wigs that mark the definitive end of a hairstyle, a period and a mood; on the other, two sea-coconuts (also known as “love nuts”, “coco fesse” or Seychelles nuts, the biggest and heaviest seeds in the vegetable kingdom, shaped like a woman’s bottom) placed on some compost. These seeds, which were bought over the Internet, can only be acquired when they are sterile, which makes them into veritable “sculptures” – just as the hair of a wig, which has been processed for eternity, can no longer grow…

Ebony Volume Frizz, 2015
Human hair wig, painted frame, 64,8 x 41,9 cm
Courtesy Laura Bartlett, Londres

Honey Blonde Wild Ringlet, 2015
Reg hair, wig, painted frame, 64,8 x 41,9 cm
Courtesy Croy Nielsen, Berlin

Female Nude, 2015
Cocos Nucifera, compost
Courtesy de l’artiste et Metro Pictures, New York

Curtain Bang Crop, 2014
Human hair wig, painted frame, 42,2 x 65,10 x 5 cm
Courtesy de l’artiste et Metro Pictures, New York

Strawberry Blonde Maggie Bouffant, 2014
Human hair wig, painted frame, 42,2 x 65,10 x 5 cm
Courtesy de l’artiste et Metro Pictures, New York

Choppy Reverse Pageboy, 2014
Human hair wig, painted frame, 42,2 x 65,10 x 5 cm
Courtesy de l’artiste et Metro Pictures, New York

Soft Curly Pixie, 2014
Human hair wig, painted frame, 42,2 x 65,10 x 5 cm
Courtesy de l’artiste et Metro Pictures, New York

Long lush shoulder swept layer, 2014
Human hair wig, painted frame, 41,9 x 64,8 x 5 cm
Courtesy de l’artiste et Metro Pictures, New York

Rich Copper Charleston, 2015
Human hair wig, painted frame, 64,8 x 41,9 cm
Courtesy Laura Bartlett, Londres

Tipped Feathered Mullet, 2015
Reg hair, wig, painted frame, 64,8 x 41,9 cm
Courtesy Croy Nielsen, Berlin

Sweft Fringe Greing Mod, 2015
Human hair wig, painted frame, 64,8 x 41,9 cm
Courtesy Laura Bartlett, Londres

Gamine Bed Head, 2015
Reg hair, wig, painted frame, 64,8 x 41,9 cm
Courtesy Croy Nielsen, Berlin

Long Layered Shag, 2015
Reg hair, wig, painted frame, 64,8 x 41,9 cm
Courtesy Croy Nielsen, Berlin

 

Venues : Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON)

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Nina Beier
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Nina Beier
13 works by Nina Beier -
La vie moderne | Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON)