April 25, 2017 - SMK (National Gallery of Denmark) - Mark Leckey: He Thrusts his Fists against the Posts but Still Insists he Sees the Ghosts
April 25, 2017

SMK (National Gallery of Denmark)

Mark Leckey, Dream English Kid, 1964 - 1999 AD, 2015. Production still. Courtesy the artist and Cabinet, London. Photo: Mark Blower.

Mark Leckey
He Thrusts his Fists against the Posts but Still Insists he Sees the Ghosts
May 4–September 3, 2017

SMK (National Gallery of Denmark)
Sølvgade 48-50
DK-1307 Copenhagen
Denmark
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday 11am–5pm,
Wednesday 11am–8pm

www.smk.dk

The exhibition He Thrusts his Fists against the Posts but Still Insists he Sees the Ghosts constitutes an environment or stage on which Mark Leckey continues his stubborn, desire-driven yet anxious and frustrated search for an unalienated experience. In his ongoing odyssey into a conglomerate of pop culture, seminal historic events and autobiographical as well as ancient myths, Leckey is returning to particular sources, tropes, and fixations. 

For the exhibition Leckey has re-created from memory the M53 motorway bridge in the town where he grew up. Together with sodium lights and other objects and effects the phantom bridge is embedded in a new sound work. The sound piece itself develops as something of a cross between a lecture, a radio programme, a quasi-autobiographical tale, and a lyrically-infused DJ set. The exhibition is simultaneously banishing and animating the powers of the ghosts lurking in the corners of life. 


Curated by Marianne Torp 

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