Pia Rönicke #1 The Plan Is Dictator! What Is The Plan…

Pia Rönicke #1 The Plan Is Dictator! What Is The Plan…

Lunds konsthall

February 10, 2006

Pia Rönicke
#1 The Plan Is Dictator! What Is The Plan
18 February – 30 April 2006

Opening 17 February 58 pm

Lund Konsthall
Mårtenstorget 3
Box 2051, SE-220 02 Lund
Phone: 46 46 355295
Fax: 46 46 184521 www.lundskonsthall.se

Lund Konsthall is pleased to present Danish artist Pia Rönickes first substantial solo exhibition. It makes full use of the kunsthalle and contains work produced between 1998 and 2006. A catalogue is published for the exhibition, with picture documentation and an essay by the kunsthalles new Acting Director Anders Kreuger.

Pia Rönicke is concerned with urban realities and fantasies. She continuously investigates how we as users can influence (and are influenced by) what urban planners, architects and designers do. She has studied 20th century utopianism, how it looks on paper and in reality. The exhibition traces the development of Pia Rönickes practice through various modes of narration. She has worked with purely visual formats like computer-aided animation, and she has staged situations and documented them in images and text. Increasingly, she also scripts, directs and produces films.

Pia Rönickes new film Zonen (The Zone, 2005) is premiered at Lund Konsthall. It shows three young Danish architects (Tue Hasselberg-Foged, Kristoffer Lindhardt Weiss and Sinus Lynge) on a visit to a site they have proposed to transform into a town for 20,000 people. The film is based on their theoretical jargon, and becomes a commentary on the relation between ideas and their realisation. Some infrastructure is already in place in the Zone, but it is strangely suspended between the real and the fictional, the past and the future.

In her practice, Pia Rönicke interprets what is going on in contemporary society from her specific point of view. Who benefits from the grand utopian visions of societal development? Can we influence the changes our surroundings are undergoing? How will the future look? Can we see glimpses of it in an artists vision? Welcome to Lund Konsthall to see how Pia Rönicke tackles these issues.
Pia Rönicke (b 1974) lives and works in Copenhagen. After graduating from the Royal Danish Art Academy in Copenhagen and California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles she has worked in the Nordic region and internationally. She has exhibited at Moderna Museet in Stockholm (2001), Tate Modern (2005), the Nordic biennial Momentum 2 in Moss, Norway (2000) and the European biennial Manifesta 4 in Frankfurt (2002).

Lund Konsthall gratefully acknowledges the significant support of Calamus Danmark A/S and the Danish Arts Agency for realising Pia Rönickes exhibition.

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