Benedikte Bjerre at Salon Kennedy

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Artist: Benedikte Bjerre

Exhibition title: Pitfalls

Venue: Salon Kennedy, Frankfurt, Germany

Date: May 19 – September 30, 2016

Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artist and Salon Kennedy

Forming a hybrid of architectural models, sceneries of Californian movies and a reconstruction of childhood memories, „Pitfalls“ presents the next stop of the exhibition series `Money over World“´by Benedikte Bjerre and Cultural Avenue.

Throughout the year, the series has been taken to Italy, Cologne, Wiesen and London, suggesting a Ponzi Scheme, similar to the one the founders of the prominent German real estate scandal of S&K Immobilien triggered in 2013.

The case serves as the main source of inspiration for the extensive series of exhibitions, installations and events. Besides defrauding several thousand investors by Millions of Euros, the case at hand is a socio-economical paradigm for an imprudent abuse of money, relentless greed and building up and living an illusion and make-believe.

With the office of S&K Immobilien being formerly located right across the street from Salon Kennedy, on the Kennedyallee in Frankfurt, „Pitfalls“ suggest the local entrenchment of the case.

Electronic toy cars driving around in the space, headlights starring down like a fierce cat, ambient music echoing from one corner, dimmed colour-changing light and the slight smell of coconut set the tone to the show. Benedikte Bjerre`s installation immerses into the life – or the illusion created by the young and wealthy. A life on the fast lane defined by parties, mansions and cars.

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Benedikte Bjerre, Milk Run, 2016
Laminate board, metal, elastic, paper, glue, Porsche & Ferrari remote control model cars, 200x512x90 cm

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Benedikte Bjerre, No Fate, 2016
Pigment print on paper, 165×110 cm

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Benedikte Bjerre, World of Troubles, 2016
Laminate board, paper, glue, plexiglas, plastic, tape, vodka, gold, sexy lady vanilla,Lamborghini remote control model car, 54x190x127 cm

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Benedikte Bjerre, World of Troubles, 2016
Laminate board, paper, glue, plexiglas, plastic, tape, vodka, gold, sexy lady vanilla,Lamborghini remote control model car, 54x190x127 cm

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Benedikte Bjerre, World of Troubles, 2016
Laminate board, paper, glue, plexiglas, plastic, tape, vodka, gold, sexy lady vanilla,Lamborghini remote control model car, 54x190x127 cm

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Benedikte Bjerre, World of Troubles, 2016
Laminate board, paper, glue, plexiglas, plastic, tape, vodka, gold, sexy lady vanilla,Lamborghini remote control model car, 54x190x127 cm

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Benedikte Bjerre, World of Troubles, 2016
Laminate board, paper, glue, plexiglas, plastic, tape, vodka, gold, sexy lady vanilla,Lamborghini remote control model car, 54x190x127 cm

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Benedikte Bjerre, Missing Hours, 2016
Laminate board, silicon, paper, woodglue, plexiglas, tape, epoxy with bronze coating, jelly, LED bulb, model clay, bluetooth speaker, blackberry, 63x194x98 cm

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Benedikte Bjerre, Missing Hours, 2016
Laminate board, silicon, paper, woodglue, plexiglas, tape, epoxy with bronze coating, jelly, LED bulb, model clay, bluetooth speaker, blackberry, 63x194x98 cm

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Benedikte Bjerre, Missing Hours, 2016
Laminate board, silicon, paper, woodglue, plexiglas, tape, epoxy with bronze coating, jelly, LED bulb, model clay, bluetooth speaker, blackberry, 63x194x98 cm

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Benedikte Bjerre, Missing Hours, 2016
Laminate board, silicon, paper, woodglue, plexiglas, tape, epoxy with bronze coating, jelly, LED bulb, model clay, bluetooth speaker, blackberry, 63x194x98 cm

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Benedikte Bjerre, Missing Hours, 2016
Laminate board, silicon, paper, woodglue, plexiglas, tape, epoxy with bronze coating, jelly, LED bulb, model clay, bluetooth speaker, blackberry, 63x194x98 cm

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Benedikte Bjerre, Missing Hours, 2016
Laminate board, silicon, paper, woodglue, plexiglas, tape, epoxy with bronze coating, jelly, LED bulb, model clay, bluetooth speaker, blackberry, 63x194x98 cm

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Benedikte Bjerre_Pitfalls_Coconut groove

Benedikte Bjerre, Coconut Groove, 2016
Paper, bamboo, coconut olie, bulb, cable, elastic, Ø90cm, dimensions variable

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