Nina Beier at Croy Nielsen

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Artist: Nina Beier

Venue: Croy Nielsen, Vienna, Austria

Date:  April 29 – June 4, 2016

Photography: Georg Petermichl, all images copyright and courtesy of the artist and Croy Nielsen, Berlin

Beier extracts material from their circumscribed settings and exposes their layers of historical, cultural and social information. Manufactured desires meet cultural stereotypes in order to visualise the fraught status of the object as image. Beier installs a scenario that explores the relationship between the human body, artistic or social labour, and the mechanisms of value production. She makes this relationship visible by creating objects – or maybe better, icons – that hold in place the stream of relations and transactions that generate meaning in her work.

Bettina Steinbrügge (Excerpt from the upcoming catalogue published by Mousse Dec 2016)

Nina Beier is a Danish artist based in Berlin. Recent solo exhibitions include, Artnight, ICA, London (2016); Kunstverein Hamburg, Germany (2015); Standard Oslo, Oslo (2015); Metro Pictures, New York (2015); Objectif, Antwerp (2012-15), Contemporary Art Centre (CAC), Vilnius (2015). She has participated in the 13th Biennale de Lyon (2015), the 20th Sydney Biennale (2016), the 6th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art (2013) and Performa 5 (2015), as well as in group exhibitions at Swiss Institute, New York (2015), KW Institute For Contemporary Art, Berlin (2015), Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (2014); Kunsthalle Bremen (2014); Centre Pompidou, Paris (2014, 2013); Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow (2014); Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris (2013-14), Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (2013); Museion Bozen, Bolzano (2012); The Artist’s Institute, New York (2012); and Tate Modern, London (2012).

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Nina Beier, Female Nude, 2016
Thonet chair, Cocos Nucifera (Coco Fesse), Various sizes

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Nina Beier, Female Nude, 2016
Thonet chair, Cocos Nucifera (Coco Fesse), Various sizes

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Nina Beier, Female Nude, 2016
Thonet chair, Cocos Nucifera (Coco Fesse), Various sizes

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Nina Beier, Female Nude, 2016
Thonet chair, Cocos Nucifera (Coco Fesse), Various sizes

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Nina Beier, Manual Therapy, 2016
Robotic massage chair, precious and noble metals from electronic waste, dental industry and various currencies, Each 82 x 168 x 69 cm

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Nina Beier, Manual Therapy, 2016
Robotic massage chair, precious and noble metals from electronic waste, dental industry and various currencies, Each 82 x 168 x 69 cm

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Nina Beier, Manual Therapy, 2016
Robotic massage chair, precious and noble metals from electronic waste, dental industry and various currencies, Each 82 x 168 x 69 cm

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Nina Beier, Female Nude, 2016
Thonet chair, Cocos Nucifera (Coco Fesse), Various sizes

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